PW! Update 9-10-2019

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

PW! Update 9-10-2019


OSPI NEWS RELEASE: Eligible Families Encouraged to Apply for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Programs
OLYMPIA—September 6, 2019—Washington public schools play a vital role in children’s health by providing free and reduced-price meals to students in need.

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) administers three nutrition programs—the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Special Milk Program—in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

If you live in Sequim Area there is an opportunity to give input for a Child Care Subsidy Grant! We need more quality child care options in all of Clallam County - this grant will help the East Clallam County area!

Jamestown Child Care Grant


Compassionate Integrity Training
September 11th 6:30-8:30 Port Angeles Library

Prevention Works! is excited to offer the following training opportunity October 5th!
Building Resilience Against Burnout and Compassion Fatigue:
Strategies for Success
This important training is offered for human services professionals, especially child care providers, teachers, school staff, CASA volunteers, pediatric medical staff, social workers, DCFS staff, foster parents, adoptive parents, and anyone who cares for others in work or as a volunteer.  Sustaining caregivers is an important focus in keeping our County healthy for children and others who are dependent on quality care.  Prevention Works! offers this training particularly in support of the local crisis of extremely limited access to local quality childcare and to assist current caregivers in becoming less vulnerable.  
Dr. Marya (Mary-ah) Barey, a Seattle area Psychologist, teacher, mental health supervisor and author, will define Compassion Fatigue, indicate prevention activities for caregivers and increase awareness of personal & professional consequences of Compassion Fatigue.  Dr. Barey will offer effective strategies to prevent and counteract symptoms professional caregivers may experience over time.
The $30 registration fee includes the professional presentation, healthy snacks and certificates. STARS hours, Continuing Education Units or Clock Hours available upon request.
Register at:

NEWS / RESEARCH publishes the following mob​ile apps for parents and families. 
What should you do if your child develops a fever, cough, vomiting, rash, sore throat or head injury? When can your child return to school or child care after an illness? These are medical advice questions that all parents have. KidsDoc is designed especially for these times. Specific care guides help you make smart decisions on what level of care (if any) is needed and how to provide speedy symptom relief for minor illnesses or injuries that you can manage on your own. Price: $1.99 App Store and Google Play

Iron Kids
Everything a young athlete age 8 and older needs to safely and effectively build strength, balance, fitness; and prepare to excel in sport and keep playing by preventing injury. This 45-minute workout is run by Jordan D. Metzl, MD, FAAP, nationally recognized sports medicine physician and 9-time Ironman triathlete and includes detailed demonstrations to work the core, upper body, and lower body. Price: $3.99 App Store

Child Health Tracker
Child Health Tracker gives you the power of on-demand access to your child(ren)’s health information, needs, and providers and in addition, provides AAP guidance on the vaccinations and milestones you should be expecting with each birthday. Also included are tools like parent handouts for each well child visit. Price: $4.99 App Store

Adequate Sleep, Limited Screen Time Can Decrease Impulsivity in Children
8/14/2019 A study in the September 2019 issue of Pediatrics sought to examine whether adherence to the “Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth” was associated with levels of impulsivity in children. The guidelines recommend nine to 11 hours sleep each night, no more than two hours of daily recreational screen time, and at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each day.  The study, “24-Hour Movement Behaviors and Impulsivity,” published online Aug. 14, looked at the amount of screen time, hours of sleep each night and daily physical activity for 4,524 U.S. children. The researchers found that children who met the sleep, screen time and physical activity recommendations reported lower levels of impulsivity. The study suggests that adequate sleep and limited screen time had the largest association with reduced impulsivity. The authors state that these findings could be important for pediatricians, educators, parents and policy makers as they consider opportunities to limit screen time, while also promoting early, routine bedtimes; especially as it relates to prevention and treatment of impulsivity-related psychiatric disorders such as Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @AmerAcadPeds

Symptom Checker Online resource for entering your child's symptoms. Hover with mouse over the area of the body - the area is identified, then when you click on the area - it gives choices as to what the issue is - click on that and you will get the following tabs: Causes, When to Call, Care Advice, and Photos.... Wish I had this when my kids were little :)

What are Mental Leaps? All babies go though the same changes in the mental development at the same time. This is called a mental leap. With each leap, your baby is given the possibility to learn new things. It’s not your imagination– all babies go through a difficult period around the same age. Research has shown that babies make 10 major, predictable, age-linked changes – or leaps – during their first 20 months of their lives. During this time, they will learn more than in any other time. With each leap comes a drastic change in your baby’s mental development, which affects not only his mood, but also his health, intelligence, sleeping patterns and the “three C’s” (crying, clinging and crankiness). 

Great Resource: New York Times Parenting
NYT Parenting

Becoming a Parent: Support and evidence-based guidance to get you through the challenges, triumphs — and many acronyms — you encounter when trying to start a family.

Your Child’s Development: Infants coo, babies roll over, toddlers take wobbly first steps. But when is your child supposed to do these things? Use our developmental milestones to learn what most kids can do as they grow.

And SOOOOO much more - Free Site!  You can also sign up for their newsletter - would be great for all parents - check it out!!!

Beyond the ACE score: Examining Relationships Between Timing of Developmental Adversity, Relational Health and Developmental Outcomes in Children []
The association between developmental adversity and children's functioning is complex, particularly given the multifaceted nature of adverse experiences. The association between the timing of experience and outcomes is under researched and clinically under-appreciated. We examine how the timing of both adverse (including potentially traumatic) events and relational poverty are associated with developmental outcomes.

ACEs Screening Debate Article []
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