PW! Update 1-14-2020

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

PW! Update 1-14-2020


February 26th from 4-6 p.m. 
Prevention Works! Annual Meeting 
 "Child Care Crisis in Clallam County". 
We will meet in the Linkletter Conf. Room in the basement at Olympic Medical Center 
All who are interested are encouraged to attend!


January 15, 2020   11:00 AM 12:00 PM PST
Free CEBC Webinar: Secondary Traumatic Stress/Compassion Fatigue: This Is Hard, This Work That We Do, AND We Are Making A Difference 
Secondary Traumatic Stress/Compassion Fatigue (STS/CF) is the emotional, physical, and personal response to frequent exposure to and empathic engagement with individuals and families struggling with significant challenges in their lives. It is often referred to as the "emotional cost of caring." This webinar will explore STS/CF and other human services workplace stressors and how we can ultimately experience "compassion satisfaction," which is the key to thriving in the midst of this difficult work that we do. Real-time, on-the-job strategies will be examined, including self-awareness, self-regulation, emotional reflection, and the elicitation and amplification of good work. Participants will also be given references to an array of supervisory and organizational strategies that are foundational to mediating STS/CF.
This webinar is presented by Alan O'Malley-Laursen, MSW, LICSW.
Note- this is from CA, but it looks like we can register -FREE
January 21 2-4 p.m. Prevention Works! Child Care Task Force
Ann Chihan's office at Holy Trinity 301 Lopez - open to those interested in increasing child care options in Clallam County - if you cannot attend, but would like to be on mailing list for these meetings please sent Tracey a note at 

January 23, 24, 30, and 31 YWCA 30 Hr Domestic Violence Victim Services Training
This training is for new and continuing domestic violence advocates, volunteers who want to work with YWCA, and professionals who serve the community who desire to be trauma-informed on how to provide services to domestic violence survivors. At the end of the training, participants are certified to provide domestic violence services in the State of WA if they operate under a DSHS domestic violence certified agency.
Topics covered include: History of the Battered Women’s Movement, Domestic Violence 101, The Impact of Trauma and Domestic Violence on Children, Crisis Intervention, Empowerment Based Advocacy, Active Listening Skills, Legal and Court Systems, Panel Discussion from Professionals in the Field, Anti-Oppression & Cultural Competency, Advocacy Ethics, Working with Immigrant Communities, Safety Planning & Resources, Sexual Assault, Trafficking, and Exploitation, Working with LGBTQIA+ Communities, “In Her Shoes” Simulation Activity,     N.E.A.R.(Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience),        Trauma-Informed Care, Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, & Burnout
If you or someone you know is interested in taking this training, please submit the registration form to Questions can also be submitted.
For future 30-hour trainings, please visit our website at and check out our Education tab under Programs.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:30 AM – 4 PM (PST)
2020 NW Children's Foundation Forum Community Trauma and Child Well-Being: A Deeper Dive into the Future of Healing
Washington State Convention Center & Webstream
Dr. Shawn Ginwright, Professor of Education and Africana Studies at San Francisco State University, as our keynote speaker, and Seattle pediatrician Dr. Ben Danielson as our panel moderator. Together, they’ll guide us through thought-provoking discussions, challenge our thinking and share their expert perspectives. Historical and intergenerational trauma is real and far reaching. The cumulative emotional wounding from generation to generation can contribute to many negative health outcomes for individuals including PTSD, depression and Type 2 diabetes – as well as impacting the community as a whole.

This year’s Forum will focus on the “how” of our work. How can we best understand and begin to address community trauma? What practical tools are available for those of us who work with children, youth and families to start the healing process?  
•  Delve into topics of racism, inequality and poverty and explore more collective approaches to healing.
•  Hear from a panel of community leaders who focus on healing in their approach to working with individuals, communities and systems.
•  Walk away with concrete strategies that support children and youth (and the adults working with them) in a holistic, strength-based way.
Space is limited! Tickets sell out quickly, so be sure to reserve your spot soon!  We have two opportunities: 
$40 In-Person at the Convention Center (includes lunch) 
$20 Virtual Webstream (live stream & on-demand recording access available) 
Please contact the NWCF Office at 206-682-8447 or email

March 7th 31st Annual Kids Fest Hosted by Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles and LCSNW Parent Line 

March 14th Olympic Peninsula Chapter of WAEYC Annual Early Childhood Conference. More information will be sent out soon.

NAEYC Week of the Young Child April 13-17, 2020


Labor Dept Says IEP Meetings Qualify For Family and Medical Leave
Parents with children in the special education system often struggle to balance work with the many appointments and school meetings kids with disabilities can require. Things just got a bit easier, thanks to a new Labor Department opinion that IEP meetings qualify for leave coverage under the Family and Medical Leave (FMLA). 

DCYF Integrates Early Learning and Child Welfare
Leveraging Supports for Children and Families: Integrating Early Learning and Child Welfare
 Last month, DCYF announced receiving a $34 million renewal grant to implement the Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five (PDG B-5), which allows us to strengthen and build integrated services across early learning and child welfare. Governor Jay Inslee has also shown his continued commitment to early learning and child welfare in his recently released supplemental budget.
“The integration work underway between early learning and child welfare is reflected in the activities in the Preschool Development Grant as well as the items released in the Governor’s budget,” said Judy King, Director of Family Support Programs. “Exciting opportunities are arising as a result of this momentum. We look forward to improving early learning opportunities for children and families involved in child welfare.”


America Early Ed -NAEYC  
The job of an early childhood educator requires specialized knowledge and skills, but low-paying wages are making it hard to meet the demands of higher-education. #ECE degree programs also face their own set of challenges. Learn how #NAEYC and others are working to address the complicated policies where higher education and early education intersect.
The job of an early childhood educator requires specialized knowledge and skills, but low-paying wages are making it hard to meet the demands of higher-education. #ECE degree programs also face their own set of challenges. Learn how #NAEYC and others are working to address the complicated policies where higher education and early education intersect.


10-year-old boy with autism writes poem for homework, his teacher is at a loss for words:

I am odd, I am new
I wonder if you are too
I hear voices in the air
I see you don’t, and that’s not fair
I want to not feel blue
I am odd, I am new
I pretend that you are too
I feel like a boy in outerspace
I touch the stars and feel out of place
I worry what others might think
I cry when people laugh, it makes me shrink
I am odd, I am new
I understand now that so are you
I say I, “feel like a castaway”
I dream of a day that that’s okay
I try to fit in
I hope that someday I do
I am odd, I am new.

by Benjamin Giroux


Robert Wood-Johnson Foundation
Across the country-from Alaska to Puerto Rico and from all walks of life-leaders in our programs are building a Culture of Health, ensuring that everyone in America has the opportunity to achieve the best possible health and well-being.  
These Robert Wood Johnson Foundation programs are designed to build on your leadership skills and connect you with other innovators to advance creative, action-oriented solutions to our nation's most entrenched challenges to health.  
Participants receive financial support and do not need to relocate. The programs are designed for people working or pursuing research full-time.

Applications open today for four of our programs:
Clinical Scholars is seeking teams of health care professionals from all disciplines, including dentists and pharmacists. Deadline: March 11.
Culture of Health Leaders is looking for people from all sectors-including business and tech-who are committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. Deadline: February 19.
Health Policy Research Scholars is looking for second- and third-year doctoral students from all fields that have a direct impact on health policy. Deadline: March 11.
Interdisciplinary Research Leaders is looking for teams of researchers and community partners focused on community environment and health or families and child health. Deadline: March 11.
Not sure which program is right for you? Try the Program Finder to determine the best match.


Ecopsychology: How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your Health
A growing body of research points to the beneficial effects that exposure to the natural world has on health, reducing stress and promoting healing. Now, policymakers, employers, and healthcare providers are increasingly considering the human need for nature in how they plan and operate.

Rural Health
This month’s Health Affairs explores many dimensions of health and health care for the one out of five Americans who live in what the US Census Bureau defines as a rural area. Much attention is focused these days on the relatively poor health outcomes and heightened rate of socioeconomic disadvantage of rural America.
As Janice Probst and colleagues point out in their overview paper, rural mortality rates only started falling behind urban rates in the mid-1980s. The authors introduce the concept of “structural urbanism”—a bias in financing health care services tied to individuals that favors densely populated areas and fails to account for the fixed costs associated with delivering services to those living more remotely. Kevin Bennett and coauthors review how various government agencies define rural and point out the consequences of using definitions that may be inappropriate for a particular purpose.

Writing a Grant Related to Trauma-Informed Care? Include State-of-the-Art Program Evaluation Using the ARTIC Scale More and more, public and private funders are developing grant lines to fund trauma-informed care (TIC). Requests for proposals (RFPs) are popping up all over the place. This is an exciting time in the field with opportunities to innovation and creativity.
Of course, any strong grant application includes program evaluation where you lay out how you plan to rigorously evaluate the intervention you are proposing. Funders want to ensure that the TIC intervention they are supporting is informed by data and producing positive outcomes. Because the TIC field is still in its infancy, data and data-based decision making is critically important.
The challenge, of course, is that there are very few validated measures of TIC and executing a sound program evaluation can be costly and time-consuming.
The ARTIC Scale addresses these pain points. 

New Publication in Health Promotion Practice Journal Provides a Framework for Action on ACEs 
Current frameworks focused on ACEs fall short of including a multilevel approach, considering the role of health equity in well-being, and providing concrete, tangible steps for implementation across the life span.

Reduce Health Costs By Nurturing The Sickest? A Much-Touted Idea Disappoints
Improving health and lowering costs for the sickest and most expensive patients in America is a dream harder to realize than many health care leaders had hoped, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Researchers tested whether pairing frequently hospitalized patients in Camden, N.J., with nurses and social workers could stop that costly cycle of readmissions. The study found no effect: Patients receiving extra support were just as likely to return to the hospital within 180 days as those not receiving that help.


Comfort and Cozy Childcare & Learning Center /C&C KIDS
 is seeking a diverse flexible person to join our team! Part time, must have own transportation, must be flexible and willing to obtain required training within 30 days of hire. Working with children ages 1-12.
Email resume and or any questions you have to

First Step Family Support Center

Maternity Support Services RN (pdf)
Maternity Support Services Behavioral Health Specialist (pdf)
Administrative/Facilities Assistant (pdf)
Full-Time Parent Educator (pdf)

Program Manager (pdf)


Grants Enhance Native Communities in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington Potlatch Fund

The Potlatch Fund provides grants and leadership development in Tribal communities throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The Fund will offer the following grant programs in 2020: Healthy Pathways for Native Youth supports summertime projects for Native youth that equip them with cultural knowledge that builds resilience, leadership, and health. The application deadline is February 11. Community Building supports organizations that impart values, histories, and knowledge across generations to make Native communities stronger and healthier. The application deadline is April 7. Native Student Success supports programs to empower students through educational pathways that increase a broader understanding of their role as Indigenous leaders and capable individual community representatives. The application deadline is May 12. Language Preservation supports Native communities in their efforts to build plans and systems to support the transfer of Native languages from speakers to non-speakers in their community. The application deadline is June 16. Native Arts supports traditional and contemporary projects working to strengthen Native art forms that develop a stronger sense of identity and livability of the community. The application deadline is August 11. Visit the Fund's website to learn more about each of the grant programs.
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