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



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!


Saturday March 7, 2020 Kids Fest 10-2 p.m. at Vern Burton Gym

Friday March 13, 2020 6-7 p.m. Olympic Peninsula Chapter of WAEYC will host a special concert with "Music with Mar Kids Concert" Jefferson Elementary Gym. Cost $5 per family!


Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:15 a.m. to  5:00 p.m.
Olympic Peninsula Chapter of WAEYC's 26th Annual Early Childhood Conference "Building the Future" Featuring … Music with Mar

Maryann Harman Maryann “Mar.” Harman is a music educator with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and a Master’s in Education, with an emphasis in Early Childhood and is certified in Level I Orff. These degrees contribute to her ability to write songs that are musically and educationally sound for children as well as fun and easy to use for teachers and parents. 


Self-regulation Through Music In order to develop into a well-functioning adult, children must learn how to self-regulate. 

Music, Movement & Manipulatives Engage the children and the brain with music and manipulatives that are fun for learning. 

Registration can be downloaded here...


Saturday March 14, 2020 Geek Out! Science and Technology Celebration 10-4 p.m. Vern Burton Gym

Geek Out


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


May 6-8, 2020
Infant and Early Childhood Conference in Tacoma

Conferenc Brochure can be downloaded here...


May 9, 2020 Forks!!! 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Bonnie Schmidt will present 2 hours on ACEs and NEAR Sciences and 2 hours on Conscious Discipline - the focus will be on Early Childhood and STARS hours and lunch will be available! Stay tuned for registration information


Save the Date – May 18, 2020, Clark County (location TBD) ACEs and Resilience Community of Practice Event  -Mark your calendar for the fifth Washington statewide ACEs and Resilience Community of Practice Convening, hosted by Essentials for Childhood.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone working to build resilient communities, address and prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Adverse Community Environments, and other forms of trauma, or to create communities where ALL children thrive in safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.
  • Whether this is your first Community of Practice event or you have joined us in the past, we’d love to see you there.

Travel Assistance – we have a limited budget to cover travel costs for people who don’t have an organization that can support their travel and who are traveling over 100 miles. You will be able to request travel assistance when you register.

Spread the word: Please forward this announcement to other leaders and organizers in your community, including parent leaders

If you want to get future information about the Community of Practice, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask to join the distribution list. Registration information and draft agenda coming soon.


June 6, 2020 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Peninsula Behavioral Health Port Angeles

Free classes made possible through grant funding from Clallam County Health an Human Services. Youth Mental Health First Aid is a nationally recognized certification course that will teach you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness, substance abuse disorders and challenges that youth face in our community.

Space is limited! Reserve a seat today! Contact Kathy Hansen at 360-457-0431 x139 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Casual setting, bring a sack lunch.


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