PW! Update 6-18-2019

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

PW! Update 6-18-2019


Registration Information for Ann Renker's Child Brain 101- August 7th 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Teenage Brain 101 August 8th 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. has been sent to all on the mailing list this morning! In case you missed it -  registration is on the website if you would prefer to email your registration 

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Compassionate Care for Infants and Toddlers with Trauma-Related Needs
Hosted by the OESD Early Learning Team on the evening of June 20th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Skills Center in Port Angeles. The training will focus on implementing Attachment & Trauma informed care for children with trauma-related difficulties. Contact Tiffany to register!!! or 360.808.7555

2019 Beyond Paper Tigers Trauma-Informed Care Conference on June 26 & 27, 2019 will revolve around the theme, "Building Resilience Across the Life Span," with Pre-Conference Trainings, Social/Networking event, and film screenings beginning on Tuesday June 25, 2019. There may still be tickets available.

Sustaining Business Practices- June 29th
The Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) is offering a free training for early learning professions, to help sharpen business skills and keep child care business thriving. You will learn: how to build a budget for now and the future; effective marketing strategies; best practices for recruiting, hiring and onboarding new employees; how to develop a staff handbook; and how to support staff growth. You will receive: 6 STARS in-service hours; $100 Amazon gift card if you are among the first 15 people to register and complete training, chance to provide feedback to shape future trainings, and an opportunity to connect and earn with other child care professionals and business owners.
To enroll and for more information, visit and click on "Upcoming Classes" under the "Providers" tab. If you prefer to register by phone, call Nancy at 360-754-0817.

Child Brain 101
August 7,2019 Trainer:  Ann M. Renker, PhD
Modern science now provides answers to many critical questions about how babies and small children learn about their world, and even more importantly, how babies learn to interact with other humans. This presentation discusses that learning can be positive in one set of circumstances, and problematic in the face of trauma. We will also discuss how trauma-informed strategies can be used to help children achieve success despite challenges.
Attend one day for $50 or both days for $85 Lunch provided, CEU’s available, location TBD
Click on title above for registration link.

Teenage Brain 101
August 8, 2019 Trainer:  Ann M. Renker, PhD
What is happening in the brain during the adolescent years that makes interacting with teenage humans puzzling to many adults? This presentation discusses how the brain develops during adolescence, as well as how this trajectory is impacted when trauma is also present. We will also discuss how trauma-informed and cognitive-science informed strategies can be used to help teenagers achieve success despite the social challenges in the 21st Century.
Attend one day for $50 or both days for $85 Lunch provided, CEU’s available, location TBD
Click on title above for registration link.


Bringing mental health care into pediatricians' offices works! finds five-year study. A five-year study at Boston Children's Hospital reports success with a program it started in 2013 to bring much-needed behavioral health services directly into primary care pediatricians' offices. As reported in Pediatrics, the program improved children's access to behavioral health care, with only minor increases in cost, and got high marks from participating pediatric practices.

Clinic and park partnerships for childhood resilience: A prospective study of park prescriptions


Lower Elwha Employment Opportunities
OVERVIEW: The Early Education Coach is responsible for observing and providing feedback to the teaching staff for Head Start and Early Head Start and to maintain compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS). 


The United Way of Clallam County/Prevention Works! Mini-Grant!! To fund events in Clallam County to raise awareness, knowledge, and practices related to ACEs and N.E.A.R. sciences. Between May 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020, six to twelve mini-grants, in the amount of $500 to $1,000 will be available for non-profit organizations throughout Clallam County that are organizing community-wide educational programs focused on ACEs. A full description and application can be found at​


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