• Prevention Works!
  • Prevention Works!
  • Prevention Works!
  • Prevention Works!
  • Prevention Works!
  • Increase Parenting Support for Families with Young Children

  • Promote Youth Academic Success

  • Identify Young Children with Mental, Emotional or Behavioral Problems and Provide Support

  • Reduce Violent and Aggressive Behavior by and to Youth

  • Increase Parenting Support for Families with Young Children

November is Native American Heritage Month

November has been designated as Native American Heritage Month. There are many resources available to learn about the history, culture, languages, and current issues on Facebook and the Internet. Here are some that may be of interest to you.

United Way Mini-Grant 2019

United Way of Clallam County envisions living in a place where everyone is supported socially, economically and in their physical and mental health.   Our Mission is to strengthen our community by helping people live safe, healthy, and productive lives.  One of the ways we reach our mission is to lead collaborative, community-wide efforts to obtain and provide resources to enhance community well-being.  Therefore, the United Way of Clallam County is pleased to announce a collaboration with Prevention Works! regarding the following funding opportunity.

Building Resilience Against Burnout and Compassion Fatigue: Strategies for Success

October 5 at Jamestown Campus’ Red Cedar Hall from 9 AM to noon.

Dr. Marya (“Mary-ah”) Barey, Seattle Psychologist, teacher, mental health supervisor and author, will define Compassion Fatigue, indicate prevention activities for caregivers and increase awareness of personal & professional consequences of Compassion Fatigue.  Dr. Barey will offer effective strategies to prevent and counteract symptoms professional caregivers may experience over time.

Flyer: pdfBuilding Resilience Against Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

Register at: https://pw4kids.brownpapertickets.com/

What is epigenetics?

Resource: What is epigenetics?


How does epigenetics relate to child development? New resource from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child explains.

Science tells us that the interactions between genes and environment shape human development. “Epigenetics” is an emerging area of scientific research that shows how environmental influences—including the experiences we provide for children—actually affect the expression of their genes. This means that the old idea that genes are "set in stone" has been disproven. Nature vs. Nurture is no longer a debate. It's nearly always both!

To understand more about epigenetics and how it affects child development and long-term health outcomes, check out this new infographic from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child: https://developingchild.harvar...o-child-development/

Early Learning Directory

Early Learning Directory - Clallam County

Please watch this tab for a NEW Searchable Early Learning Directory! If you want to have your program included, send request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Our goal with this directory is to help families with young children by publishing a list of early learning programs available and learning resources within Clallam County. This list is for the purpose of informing families of available programs. It is not intended to recommend any particular program, nor is it any kind of endorsement for those contained within. Adults need to determine if a given program meets the criteria they believe are important for their child. Programs provide us with the information contained in this directory.