• Prevention Works!
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  • 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

United Way Mini-Grant 2019

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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.

The Intersection of Health, Nutrition, & NEAR Science

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Olympic Peninsula Healthy Community Coalition, First Step Family Support Center, and Clallam Resilience Project have partnered for this commuity event on Thursday, March 28, 10:00 am -noon, that will begin with an overview of NEAR Science.  Lunch will be followed by a discussion of how NEAR Science and Trauma Supportive practices impact and can inform our collective work on food security, healthy food access, and physical activity. 

Community Cafe

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Community members are invited to join this community conversation around ACEs and Resiliency. 

Tuesday, March 19, 10:00 am - Noon, Lower Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, Port Angeles.  Event Flyer.

High in Plain Sight

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Love and Logic - Winter 2019

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Parenting Matters Foundation and First Teacher present:

Parenting the Love & Logic Way
Tuesdays, starting February 5, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jefferson Library, Port Angeles

Parents who sign up for this six-session parenting program will learn practical skills they can begin using immediately with their children, 2-8 years old.  Topics include how to: avoid unwinnable power struggles and arguments, stay calm, set enforceable limits, help your kids learn from mistakes, and more!  Family dinner and child care are provided. The program is FREE, but parents are asked to register.

Love and Logic Parenting Class

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Mondays, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Six Sessions, Begins November 12
Jefferson Elementary, Port Angeles
Parenting Matters presents a FREE six-session parenting education course geared towards families with children ages 2-8, Parenting the Love and Logic Way. A family dinner is included, child care (please ask for details when registering), and each child that attends will receive a free book at each session. The course will be taught by Independent Facilitator, Amanda Sanders from Lutheran Community Services.  Please register so we may plan accordingly. Call Amanda at 360-452-5437 or email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please see the flyer for more information.



Ellen Galinsky to Speak in Port Angeles

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Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Lifeskills Every Child Needs, is coming to Port Angeles on Tuesday, October 16.  She will present two sessions:

  • Interactive Workshop for teachers, childcare providers, and other professionals, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Peninsula College Student Union
  • Community Presentation for parents, grandparents, and any other community members who care about children, 6:30 - 8:00, Peninsula College Little Theater.

Both events are FREE!  Sponsorship provided by Prevention Works! and the Port Angeles School District.  Facilities provided by the Early Learning & Family Life Education Programs at Peninsula College.  You can view the event flyer here: Ellen_Galinskys_Flyer.pdf

NEAR Sciences Training: Helping All People Flourish

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Bonnie Schmidt, Early Childhood Educator and trained NEAR Science presenter, will present on NEAR Sciences (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Resliency) on Wednesday, March 27 at the PA Library.  Learn the science behind human behavior, and explore the impacts of trauma and toxic stress on our brains, bodies, behaviors, and choices. 

What is epigenetics?

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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/

Parents Night Out - Winter Calendar

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Parent to Parent offers emotional support, laughter, needed resources, and a safe space to talk for parents of children with special needs.  “Come join the conversation with other parents who get it.”  Friday nights, beginning at 5:00 pm.  January 18 (PA), February 22 (Sequim), and March 22 (PA). 

PW! 2019 Annual Meeting

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Join us for the 2019 PW! Annual Meeting: The State of Our Children, Youth, and Families in Clallam County
Tuesday, January 15, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Linkletter Auditorium (downstairs)
Olympic Medical Center, Port Angeles

In keeping with Prevention Works! mission to “promote positive childhoods in Clallam County," Dr. Allison Berry Unthank, County Health Officer, will present Clallam County Health Assessment Data, highlighting areas of concern and positive responses already underway in Clallam County.

Appointed as the Clallam County Health Officer on September 4th, 2018, Dr. Unthank graduated from Johns Hopkins University, where she earned her medical doctorate and a masters in public health in epidemiology and biostatics. Dr. Unthank completed a residence in family medicine at the University of Washington and has been working as a family physician at the Jamestown Family Health Center in Sequim in addition to her duties as County Health Officer. 

This is Prevention Works! annual public meeting, open to the public. The presentation will be followed by questions, discussion, and a community call to action.

A resource table will be available and refreshments will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you there.  Please feel free to share the event flyer.

Community Cafe for PA Families

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First Step is hosting a FREE Community Cafe on Wednesday, October 24, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at their center in Port Angeles.  Families are encouraged to come enjoy dinner and participate in a conversation highlighting parents' experiences and perspectives.  Childcare is provided.  Please RSVP to Minnie at minnie_fstep@olypen or 360-457-8355.  You can also view the event flyer on Facebook here.




Health and Safety Fair

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Saturday, August 11, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Port Angeles
To celebrate National Health Center Week, the North Olympic Healthcare Network has partnered with many organizations in Port Angeles and Sequim to host this fun community event.  There will be “tons of helpful information, connections, and all the watermelon you can eat!”  Check out the event flyer for more information.  FINALHealthFairFlyer.pdf