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 support groups.  Below is a list of community events and trainings: 

WA Rural Pathyways to Prosperity Conference
Wednesday, May 9, 9:00 am – Noon, Peninsula College, Port Angeles
For the past year the State of Washington has been highlighting career connected learning and its importance to our workforce. Last May Governor Inslee held a Career Connected Learning Summit at 26 sites around the state facilitated by WSU Extension. This conference dovetails the summit, focusing on rural youth workforce development. The conference is free, but registration is required. For more information and a copy of the registration brochure, click on the link above.

Suicide Prevention and Awareness Training
Suicide Awareness for Everyone (SAFE) is a 2-hour presentation based on the nationally recognized QPR “Gatekeeper” training. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. The QPR processes emphasizes that both professionals and non-professionals can effectively intervene to prevent suicides.  Registration is required and space is limited.

  • Monday, May 14, 1-3pm: Bremerton, WA
  • Monday, May 14, 6-8pm: Chimacum, WA
  • Tuesday, May 15, 10-Noon: Forks, WA
  • Tuesday, May 15, 6-8pm: Port Angeles
  • Wednesday, May 16, 10-Noon: Sequim, WA

Kevin Hines Free Community Event Flyer
May 11, Port Angeles
Peninsula Behavioral Health is briniging Kevin Hines to Port Angeles for a free community presenation on Friday, May 11, 3:30-4:30 at Civic Field.  Kevin Hines is a dynamic speaker who will be talking about mental health and suicide. He is one of less than 1% of people to survive a fall from the Golden Gate Bridge.  “In the 17 years since his nearly fatal try, Kevin has become the bridge between the many parents, siblings, children, spouses, and friends left behind and their loved ones who did what they did to put an end to unimaginable suffering.” 

WA State Nonprofit Conference
May 16, Bellevue
This conference is for both new and seasoned non-profit professionals. The key note speaker is Beth Kanter, author of The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit. There will also be several deep dive workshops on topics such as risk management and strategic financial management.

Community Café Host Training

Friday, May 18 – Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Sequim
First Step Family Support Center, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, and the OESD are hosting a Community Café Host Training.  A Community Café is a community conversation hosted by parents with the support of community partners.  Café conversations spark leadership and develop relationships to help strengthen families.  Child care will be provided, and registration is free.  STAR credit and Clock hours are available.  Click on the link above for the registration brochure and more information on Community Cafes.

Considering the Nature of Our Right and Left Hemisphere's Engagement: A Conversation Between Iaian McGilchrist and Allan Schore
Tuesday, May 22, 10:00 am, Port Angeles
Mark Baumann is hosting a free group gathering for the webinar listed above. Dr. Iain McGilchrist and Dr. Allan Schore will discuss the relationship between attachment and neurobiological development, and the impact of childhood experience and development on adult information processing. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 360-452-8688 as space is limited. The webinar is one-hour long; there will be a follow up discussion for those interested from 11:00 am – noon.

2018 Beyond Paper Tigers Trauma-Informed Conference 
June 26 – June 28, Pasco WA
Presented by the Community Resiliency Initiative in Walla Walla, this year’s conference will provide concrete strategies for implementation, including a day-long Trauma-Informed Certification track, in both English and Spanish, and general conference sessions focused on community implementation examples.