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

Please visit the Calendar and our Blog page for information on parenting classes and other activities for families.  Below is a list of community events and trainings:

2019 PW! Annual Meeting
Tuesday, January 15, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Olympic Medical Center, Port Angeles
Dr. Allison Unthank, Clallam County Health Officer, will present a "State of Our Youth" address for Clallam County.  The presentation will be followed by questions, discussion, and a community call to action.  We look forward to seeing you there.

2019 NW Children’s Foundation Forum: Community Trauma and Child Well-Being: Trauma-Informed Care and the Future of Healing
Thursday, January 31, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Tickets to this event are sold out, but you can still participate by webstream.  This year’s Forum will focus on how children can experience trauma and healing, not only at the individual level, but also at the community level.  It will explore how toxic environments and systems such as inequality, poverty, and racism are collectively experienced and therefore need a different approach to healing. Attendees will learn conceptual tools and practical strategies that support traumatized children, youth and the adults working with them, in a holistic and strength-based way.  You may stream the Forum live or view the recording up to four days after.  The deadline to register is January 28.  Both web and in-person attendees may be eligible for CEUs or STARS credits. 

Building Successful Learning Communities
Friday, January 25, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Port Hadlcok
4-H is hosting this training to help educators and youth leaders build learning environment3s were all students can succeed.  Participants will have the opportunity to experience best practices and learn the latest research and theory of group and classroom dynamics.  Free for 4-H Leaders, $10 for others (cash or check). 
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.

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.