PW! Update 3-6-19

Prevention Works!
Prevention Works!

Mission: Prevention Works! is a coalition that promotes positive childhoods in Clallam County.

PW! Prevention Update 3-6-2019
Clallam Resilience Project

Clallam Resilience Project, a group of community members and organizations working to “address the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences on our community through Education, Outreach, Awareness, Community Building and LOVE,” has a Facebook page.  Click on the link above to follow.


Truth Among the Vapors
  • March 11, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, North Kitsap Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
  • March 14, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Bremerton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
  • June 6, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Kitsap County Commission on Children and Youth
The goal of the training is to equip adult participants with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to provide educational presentations on e-cigarettes and cannabis vaping. This training was developed through a partnership between Washington Poison Center and Prevention WINS, a Drug Free Communities Coalition in Seattle.  If you would like to learn more about future trainings or to schedule a Truth Among the Vapors training, please contact Jennifer Oppelt,

WEBINAR: Anytime is the Right Time: Cannabis advertisement content in freely distributed magazines in King County, WA
Thursday, March 14, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Shared by: Youth Marijuana Prevention & Education Program
In this webinar, Dr. Bia Carlini will present a recently concluded content analysis study that looks into how cannabis products, legal stores, and vaping devices are portrayed in print media ads and the implications of these findings for prevention and education.

Community Café
Tuesday, March 19, 10:00 am – Noon
Lower Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, Port Angeles
Sponsored by: Clallam Resilience Project
Community members are invited to join this community conversation around ACEs and Resiliency.

Care for Children with Trauma-Related Needs
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Barker Creek Community School, Bremerton, WA
Sponsored by: Washington State Council for Children with Behavior Disorders
Early trauma changes the developing brain and relationships hold the key to recovery.  This workshop will focus on (1) implementing compassionate, trauma-informed care, and (2) crisis management and de-escalation techniques.  Presented by Tif Sudela-Junker. 

NEAR Sciences Training: Helping All People Flourish
Wednesday March 27, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Port Angeles Library, Port Angeles
Sponsored by: Clallam Resilience Project
Bonnie Schmidt, Early Childhood Educator and trained NEAR Science presenter, will present on NEAR Sciences (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Resliency).  Learn the science behind human behavior, and explore the impacts of trauma and toxic stress on our brains, bodies, behaviors, and choices.  Participants will also explore opportunities for working together to address the impact of ACEs on our community and leave with a shared sense of hope for Clallam County.

From Surviving to Thriving: The Intersection of Health, Nutrition, and NEAR Science
Thursday, March 28, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Port Angeles Library, Port Angeles
Sponsored by: Olympic Peninsula Healthy Community Coalition, First Step Family Support Center, and Clallam Resilience Project.  Lunch by Molina Healthcare.
The first part of this community event will begin with an overview of NEAR Science.  Lunch will be followed by a discussion of how NEAR Science and Trauma Supportive practices impact and can inform our collective work on food security, healthy food access, and physical activity.  Please RSVP for lunch by March 25 to


State of Babies Yearbook: 2019
The State of Babies Yearbook, an initiative of the Think Babies campaign, compares national and state-by-state data on the well-being of infants and toddlers, and provides policymakers and advocates with national and state-level data to help them advance policies to improve the lives of babies and families.  The yearbook compiles nearly 60 indicators—specifically for children ages 0 to 3—to measure progress across three policy areas: Good Health, Strong Families, and Positive Early Learning Experiences. States are ranked by a set of indicators and grouped into four tiers that represent their progress towards assuring access to healthcare, paid family leave, quality education, and more. The data was obtained from national data sets, such as the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and the National Survey of Children’s Health.  Click on the link above to access the full document, or you can view Washington State data here.

Press Release: Washington Receives Grant to Improve Educational Outcomes for Homeless Students
Washington is one of six states funded by Education Leads Home (ELH)  to bring together governors’ offices, housing providers, educators and community organizations to take action toward overcoming child and youth homelessness through education.  Washington’s grantee team, co-led by the Office of the Governor and Building Changes, will research and evaluate the state’s early learning policies to promote the participation of young children experiencing homelessness in early learning programs. As part of this process, the team will partner with the Washington State Association of Head Start & ECEAP (the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) to convene a stakeholder meeting and distribute surveys to early learning and housing providers across the state. These activities and additional research will culminate in a policy analysis and recommendations to support young children and their families experiencing homelessness.

First Episode Psychosis: Predicting the Risks of Psychosis Using Administrative Data
This Washington State DSHS report describes key risk indicators associated with first episode psychosis (FEP) among youth and young adults between the ages of 12 and 25. The report also presents a model to identify individuals with the highest risks for experiencing FEP using administrative data.  Researchers found that mental health history and mental health service utilization are the strongest predictors of FEP. High-risk individuals often have encounters with mental health and substance use disorder treatment facilities, child welfare agencies, and hospital emergency rooms within six months before being first diagnosed with psychotic disorders. They are also likely to be receiving other social services such as Basic Food and to be involved with the criminal justice system.


2019 AmeriCorps State Formula Grant Applications
Serve Washington is pleased to announce the Federal Fiscal Year 2019 AmeriCorps State Formula Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) to meet state and local challenges through service and volunteer action.  AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving.  Due Date: April 3.

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