PW! Update 7-2-2019

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

PW! Update 7-2-2019


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“Cybercrime and Abuse” Training July 10,2019 Presented by Lower Elwha Family Advocacy Program IHSDVPI Grant 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Elwha Heritage Center 401 E. 1st Port Angeles
What would you do if someone took your personal information and used it to stalk you, manipulate you, access your financial resources, or post your private life onto the Internet? Who should attend? People who work with children or elders, social workers, advocates, justice systems, counselors, youth (15 yrs and up) or anyone. Presenters are WomenSpirit Coalition- Annie Forsman-Adams Education and Training Coordinator and Cheryl Neskahi Coan-Victim Services Liaison with Northwest Justice Project, Camille McDorman- Staff Attorney and Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe’s Chief of Police -Sam White.
Please let them know if you are attending – 360-565-7257 ext. 7453 or 360-565-7257 ext. 7452

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 Port Angeles Library 2210 South Peabody Street Port Angeles
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 Port Angeles Library 2210 South Peabody Street Port Angeles
Click on title above for registration link.

Marijuana and Tobacco and their effects on adolescents and pregnant women.
August 15, 2019 Port Angeles Library Carver Room 10 a.m. to 12 pm
Clallam County Health & Human Services is excited to be bringing Esther K. Chung, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Advanced Patient Care Rotations in Pediatrics, Associate Director Seattle
Children's Hospital to Clallam County for an important presentation on Marijuana and Tobacco and their effects on adolescents and pregnant women. 
Marijuana: Legal Does Not Mean Safe: What Every Clinician Should Know About Marijuana, Explain the known harmful effects of marijuana on health. Describe the potential for adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes on fetuses and newborns exposed to marijuana. Consider workplace and hospital policies related to marijuana use in pregnancy.
Tobacco: What’s Behind the Smokescreen?: Tobacco Effects in Adolescence and Pregnancy, Describe our current understanding of nicotine addiction among youth and young adults. Explain the known harmful effect of tobacco use during adolescence and pregnancy., List easily accessible, educational resources for families.
RSVP Required as seating will be limited! Contact: Christine Dunn Prevention & Linkage to Care Coordinator 360-417-2582 Clallam County Health & Human Services 111 E. 3rd Street Port Angeles, WA 98362. Brought to you by The Washington State Department of Health, dedicated marijuana account funding.


Introductory Trauma-Informed Care Videos – in English and Spanish []
How do our experiences as children shape our health as adults? What does it mean to be trauma-informed, and what does trauma-informed care look like in a health care setting? Two videos, “What is Trauma-Informed Care?” and “Trauma-Informed Care: From Treaters to Healers,” developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), seek to answer these questions and shed light on why health care providers across the nation are embracing a trauma-informed approach to care. The 3-4 minute videos are available for free online — in English, as well as with Spanish subtitles — and ideal for use in meetings, employee trainings, and presentations.

Consent Video Game Recognized for its Social Impact []Rispek Danis, or the Respect Dance, is a serious video game created in collaboration between World Vision Vanuatu and Jennifer Ann's Group. It is a culturally appropriate game created for youth in Vanuatu, a country with high rates of sexual violence against women and girls under the age of 15. The game is narrated in Bislama, a primary language of Vanuatu and all dialogue, locations, and music are representative of ni-Vanuatu life. Rispek Danis was designed for World Vision International's 'It Takes a World Campaign' which in Vanuatu is focused on preventing sexual violence against women and children in Vanuatu.

The Scientific Effort to Protect Babies from Trauma Before it Happens BY JENNY ANDERSON, QUARTZ
For years, scientists have been trying to figure out how to break the remarkably robust connection between adversity early in life and bad outcomes later on—poor health, incarceration, dropping out of school, violence. At present, it is virtually impossible to know which children are most affected by stress and adversity, and thus, which ones are in the most danger. But now there is a trail-blazing and controversial group of scientists, pediatricians, and community leaders that have started to uncover ways to detect which infants are experiencing the effects of stress, and which babies are more resilient. This information could help direct very limited resources to the kids who need it most—if they can find ways to make the measures easy to administer in routine pediatric appointments.

Clallam Resilience Project An understanding of the science by child welfare system leaders, judges and court staff, caseworkers, kinship and foster parents, birth parents, and older youth involved with the system has the potential to open up new ways of examining and explaining what they encounter in their life and work and create new possibilities for action.
WA Strengthening Families May June Newsletter 2019 KAREN CLEMMER (ACES CONNECTION STAFF) Thank you to everyone who participated in April’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) month – from those who helped plant pinwheels at the capitol or at their home or work, to those who helped share our social media messages – it was a great month! Here are some highlights from this year’s events and displays. We started the month with our annual Pinwheel Planting at the Capitol Campus - helped once again by bikers from Bikers Against Child Abuse and the Junior League of Olympia, along with staff...

ACES & Resilience Webinar Series
We are excited to announce Washington State Essentials for Childhood is launching series three and four of the five part webinar series as an extension of our ongoing community of practice on ACES, Trauma and Resilience.  Please join us for lunch to watch series four:   
Time and Date: July 10, 2019; 12:00-1:00
Building Resilience across the Lifespan CRI Conference Insights
Presented by: Teresa (Teri) Barila
The Community Resilience Initiatives hosts their Annual Learning Conference June 26-27, 2019 in Pasco Washington. Bringing together practitioners, leaders, and champions from across Washington and nationally to accelerate the movement of Resilience and Trauma Informed Care. Come join Teri Barila to hear some of the breakthrough insights, latest research, and innovative practices. Teri Barila is a researcher by heart, always wanting to go into the depth of the science AND the details of the practice of Trauma Informed Care. The Resilience research coming out is stunning in terms of improvement in Youth and Adult mental health, ability to work, school performance, and coping behaviors.
There are solutions that build resilience at every age and stage of life. These are informed by the latest in the NEAR Sciences (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACEs and Resilience). Resilience is Individual, Collective, and Contextual. We can create healthy and Resilience communities and organizations. Come join Teri for our Lunchtime Community of Practice meeting and share in key the wisdom emerging from our conference.
 Register for Theresa Barila Webinar here

Thrive Washington is pleased to announce that the 3rd edition of the NEAR@Home toolkit is now available and offers home visitors more guidance on how to safely, respectfully and effectively address Adverse Childhood Experiences with the families they serve.

Nonprofits and Shared Use Playbook [] 
ChangeLab Solutions’ new Shared Use Playbook offers guidance on how community-based nonprofits can promote play and exercise through shared use agreements.


OlyCAP postions in Port Angeles or Sequim  
Teacher Assistant
Classroom Aide
Child Development Sub.

First Step Family Support Center
Program Manager (pdf)
Part-Time Parent Educator (pdf)

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Substitute Teacher Aide

Quileute Tribe
ECE Receptionist Secretary
ECE Enrollment coordinator
Head Start Lead Teacher
Head Start Bus Driver 
To apply for a job, please fill out the job application Once you fill out the application you may save it as a PDF file and return by email to, postal mail or fax to the Personnel Department at (360) 374-4368. Please follow up with a phone call to ensure we received your application at (360) 374-4366.


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. This grant is open until March 31, 2020 and will fund six to twelve mini-grants in the amount of $500 to $1,000. These funds will be available for non-profit organizations and Tribes throughout Clallam County that are organizing community-wide educational programs focused on ACEs. A full description and application can be found at Please consider applying for this grant we are seeking applications from Sequim, Crescent, Forks, Clallam Bay and Tribal applications.

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