Prevention Works! advocates, educates and invests in our children. Through prevention efforts, we work to end child abuse and neglect, substance abuse and violence.

Community Trainings and Events

Guiding Good Choices – Facilitator Training

March or May, 2019
WSU is hosting a train-the-trainer workshop for the Guiding Good Choices curriculum. Guiding Good Choices is listed as a "Promising Program" on the Scientific Rating Scale for evidence-based universal prevention programs. The curriculum is geared towards families of youth aged 12-14.  The train-the-trainer sessions will be offered once in March and twice in May, in the Norm Dicks Building in downtown Bremerton. To read more about the program and register, click on the link above.

Introduction to Developmental Trauma:  Implications for Clinical Work, Education, and Caregiving
Monday, April 1, Denver CO
Attendees of this training, sponsored by the ChildTrauma Academy, will learn the key principles of neurodevelopment, key functions of the brain, and the hierarchy of brain development.  After discussing how trauma can affect brain development and functioning, Dr. Bruce Perry will describe how the Neurosequential Model (NM) approach can help professionals and caregivers determine the strengths and vulnerabilities of a child and create an individualized intervention, enrichment, educational, and care plan matching his/her unique needs. Following lunch, multiple workshops will explore applications of the neurosequential approach for mental health professionals, educators, and caregivers. 

ACEs and Resilience Community of Practice Event
Wednesday, May 15, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Everett Public Schools Community Resource Center
Save the Date: The third Washington statewide ACEs and Resilience Community of Practice event will be held this spring in Everett. This event will provide opportunities to connect with people across the state who are working to grow trauma-informed, resilient, and compassionate approaches in their communities and work places, so that all children thrive in safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.  Please note: this is not an introduction to ACEs or an ACEs training.  We will share registration information when it becomes available.  Limited travel assistance is also available and can be requested when you register.  For further information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

2019 Washington State Nonprofit Conference
Monday & Tuesday, May 20-21, Bellevue
Registration is now open for the 25th Washington State Nonprofit Conference.  The conference includes an outstanding line-up of rigorously-vetted sessions from engaging experts, opportunities to collaborate and learn from peers, structured Table Talks, Nonprofit Q&A, and a Nonprofit Resources & Tools station.  Early-bird discount is available through the end of the year.