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positive childhoods in Clallam County

PW! Update August 16, 2022

PW! is planning trainings for Fall 2022 - Watch this space!!!



The third training was postponed due to the holiday and will now be held on September 12th from 1-2:30. Click here to register.

Peninsulas Early Childhood Coalition


  • Navigator Convening hosted by the OCH- September 22nd. More information to come

  • The Science of Thriving with Dr. Christina Bethell- October 4th (virtual). Hosted by Clallam Resilience Project and PECC sponsored. Registration info to come.

  • Kitsap Strong's 5th Annual Resiliency Summit- October 27th and 28th in Bremerton. Registration will be opening soon!

Next Meeting: September 6th 1:00-2:30

Contact Elisia at for information

October 1, 2022, 11-4 Peninsula College - Save the date and spread the word!

Hot air balloon rides, a zip line, hands-on learning activities, live music, and a beer garden are just a few of the experiences on tap for our first annual Fall Spectacular: a community-wide festival of fun taking place at PC on October 1, 2022, from 11- 4.

Folks of all ages can enjoy an immersive experience across our Port Angeles campus from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Activities in the works include a bungee run, festival performers, mini-lectures, poetry, and prose readings, art exhibits, hands-on arts and crafts, and food and drink, including a wine and beer garden. Kids can enjoy a 24’ inflatable slide and obstacle course, treasure hunts, face painting, sidewalk chalk art, and tons of fun.

The college would love to include local businesses and community partners in this event. Please contact sends e-mail) if you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring a booth.

Thanks for saving the date and helping us spread the word!

Visit for additional details!


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Your Child’s First Tricycle or Bike: Important Safety Rules

Your child's first tricycle or bike is not just a toy. It's also their first vehicle—a means of transportation subject to the same laws as motor vehicles. Help start them off on a lifelong pattern of safe riding.

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August 29, 2022 9 to 11 a.m. Promoting Positive Childhood Experiences

The Montana Institute is offering a two-hour, virtual workshop to provide an overview of the Science of the Positive, Positive Community Norms, and Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences (HOPE) frameworks. The workshop will also go over how they can be used in harmony to promote child development, grow Positive Childhood Experiences, and promote a healing-centered approach to help children and adults increase resiliency.

The workshop will include current research-findings and applications of these frameworks and will provide participants with opportunities to consider and discuss how they might advance these applications in their own unique contexts.

Training details:

This training qualifies for two hours of General Prevention Education toward a Certified Prevention Professional certification and/or renewal through the Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington.

This training is provided by the Washington State Essentials for Childhood Initiative.

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Kindergarten Books for the First Day of School - Everyday Reading (

Here is a list of suggested books preparing kids for first day of school.

News and Research

Abuse Prevention Strategies to Keep Our Kids Safe (with Rosalia Rivera)

Rosalia Rivera, an abuse prevention specialist and consent educator, joins Janet to outline how parents and caregivers can help prevent sexual abuse by educating the children in their lives about body safety, boundaries and consent. Rosalia is the mother of three young children and is herself a child sexual abuse survivor. She hosts the podcast “AboutConsent” and is the founder of Consent Parenting, an online platform that offers courses, workshops, a support group, and a plan of action for parents to protect their children.

Listen here…

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