A healthy community is built one child, one family, and one individual at a time. Prevention Works! A Community Coalition of Clallam County believes one of the best ways to help children thrive is by supporting their parents, so we invest in programs that help parents and children develop healthy behaviors and good parenting practices. By strengthening families, we hope to help decrease child abuse and neglect, substance abuse, violence by and among youth, and increase academic success in our young citizens.
Since our beginning in 1998, our volunteer board has helped develop programs and provided trainings that have impacted thousands of Clallam County residents. We are currently working to implement the Prevention Plan for Clallam County through the efforts of four committees:
- Parent Education, Advocacy, and Support Services (PEASS): Offers and promotes parenting education classes throughout the county.
- Bullying Reduced and Violence Eliminated (BRAVE): Collaborates with schools and other agencies to deliver projects, classes, and programs related to the reduction of bullying and violence in and among youth.
- Lifelong Learning: Promotes the seven essential life skills for all children identified in Mind in the Making, and works to recruit volunteers for Kindergarten classrooms in Port Angeles.
- Early Screening: Promotes and works to expand Child Check, a free developmental screening for children 18 months – 5 years.
For information on events and trainings coming up in Clallam County, please click here or visit the News & Events page.
To donate to Prevention Works!, please visit our donations page.