PW! Update 1-21-2020

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

PW! Update 1-21-2020


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. See Jan. 14th newsletter for topics covered.
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.

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM  
Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program - Olympic Region Networking Meeting

Guest Speakers:
-Sara Broschart, WA Liquor and Cannabis Board
Advocacy vs. Lobbying: Identifying Local & State Advocacy Opportunities
-Dave Harrelson, WA State Department of Health
Statewide Updates
Where: Jefferson County Library 620 Cedar Ave. Port Hadlock, WA 98339

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

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
February 26, 2020 Prevention Works!
A Community Coalition of Clallam County 
Annual Meeting

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!

March 7th 31st Annual Kids Fest Hosted by Kiwanis Clubs 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

Why Kids Fight Getting Dressed 
Every morning I sigh deeply before entering my girls’ room, knowing that I will spend the next five to 35 minutes negotiating what the kids will wear. It could take five minutes if my children simply put on what we laid out the night before. Or, 35 minutes if my 3-year-old insists on wearing the dress she wore yesterday; she has no concept of time and “yesterday” could mean any moment in her living memory. Does she mean last week or last year? Does she still have this dress? Did it ever exist? Time is a flat circle.
Because this is nearly universal little-kid behavior, I wanted to know: Why is getting children dressed such a nightmare, and when will the nightmare end? Though there isn’t much research that focuses specifically on toddler-parent clothing conflicts, the answers, according to our experts, are 1) because clothing is one of the few ways small children have to express their autonomy and 2) never. It will never end. Read more here

The Brain Architects Podcast: Brain Architecture: Laying the Foundation​
Why are the early years of a child’s life so important for brain development? How are connections built in the brain, and how can early brain development affect a child’s future health? This episode of The Brain Architects dives into all these questions and more.
First, Dr. Jack Shonkoff, director of the Center on the Developing Child, explains more about the science behind how brains are built—their architecture—and what it means to build a strong brain.
This is followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Judy Cameron, professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh; Debbie LeeKeenan, an early childhood consultant and former director of the Eliot-Pearson Children’s School at Tufts University; and Dr. Pia Rebello Britto, the global chief and senior advisor for the Early Childhood Development Program Division at UNICEF. These panelists discuss the practical side of building brain architecture, and what any parent or caregiver can do to help give children’s brains a strong foundation. Download the episode and subscribe now!
Resources from the Center on the Developing Child

Key Concepts: Brain Architecture
Video: Experiences Build Brain Architecture
Deep Dive: Gene-Environment Interaction
A Guide to Executive Function


Take us to a Better Place Stories Coming January 2020
Robert Wood-Johnson Foundation A Culture of Health Captured in Fiction
Take Us to a Better Place is a soon-to-be-released collection of 10 short stories that touch on topics as wide-ranging as health care, immigration, cultural identity, and gentrification.
At once vivid and hopeful, heartbreaking and perilous, these deeply human stories will linger long after you finish. We hope they spark new conversations about a Culture of Health—and the path to get there.

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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

Comfort and Cozy is also seeking an individual or organization to assist them in creating a Website. 
We are seeking an individual or organization to assist us with creating a website to help serve our families and community better.  Between the two centers we offer between 6-10 different programs and serve children ages 1-14 years of age.  We need a website to highlight these separate programs and all they have to offer.  We would like the website to share all about our center, staff, programs, pictures, forms and documents etc.  It will also need a registration set up that can link to pay pal for our summer camp that operates at Camp David during the month of July.   
Timeline is getting shorter.  We need to open registration for Camp David no later than April 1st.  This is our top priority.    I have approx. 250 families that will be waiting for the process to begin, it’s very intense and in high demand due to the lack of similar programming offered in the area.  Comfort and Cozy Childcare and Learning Center and C&C KIDS
507 North Liberty Pt. Angeles, WA 98362 
Contact Chrissy Kelly-Co-owner/Director: 
360-457-6277 wk or email:

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)

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Child Care Lead Teacher Toddler
Childcare Teacher’s Assistant
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant 
Substitute Teacher Aide 


2020 Terri Lynn Lokoff/Children's Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Awards -Grant for Child Care Providers/Teachers!!! Due Jan. 29th!!!!!

Recognizing the need to raise the status of child care teachers and the need for quality child care, the Terri Lynne Lokoft Child Care Foundation (TLLCCF). This award acknowledges the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early care and education. Child Care teachers from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and on U>S> Military bases and installations around the world are invited to apply. 
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