Mission: Prevention Works! is a coalition that promotes
positive childhoods in Clallam County
PW! Update November 22, 2022
Wednesday, November 30th: FREE Parenting Class!
This is the 2nd of two classes, but there will be a brief overview and you’re welcome to attend (even if you didn’t go to the first one!)
Calendar & Events
Wednesday, Dec 14 - FREE Online Broadcast
“If you have not attended the two previous classes - it is not too late to attend this one. I must say the information previously presented has been very thought provoking - I personally have learned SO much - I will definitely attend this session.” Tracey Hosselkus
December 14, 2022 – 7-9pm Online Porn, Radicalization, Shaming & Disinformation
Despite all the good online, it would be negligent not to acknowledge the fact that there is concerning content that both parents and youth need to know about from an emotional, psychological, physical, social and cognitive standpoint. This webinar covers the categories of major concern that both parents and youth should be alive to, and how parents can talk about these concerns in an enlightening and not frightening way.
The most wonderful time of the year can also be one of the most stressful times of the year, but it doesn't have to be!
Even for those holiday humbugs who do not like to recognize the holiday until the day before, you'd be doing yourself a big favor by wrapping your head around wrapping presents sooner rather than later.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, and the winter holidays coming up soon after that, we've laid out 11 steps to a less stressful and more enjoyable holiday season.
From board games to scavenger hunts to indoor activities, check out this super list of fun things to do together as a family.
News and Research
Check out this site for supporting parents! Great resources!!!
Building stronger communities, one family at a time. - Parenting Journey
Parents know what is best for their families.
Parenting Journey believes resilient parents are a catalyst for social change, and that all of us have a role to play in harnessing that power to build strong communities.
Tips to help lower the risk of contracting viruses, spreading illness, or needing hospital care in the coming months:
DOH recommends everyone 6 months and older be vaccinated for influenza and COVID-19 to lower risk of transmission and serious illness. If you have already been vaccinated against COVID-19, make an appointment now to receive your booster. People ages 5 years and older who had their last COVID-19 shot at least two months ago can get the updated booster. Influenza and COVID-19 vaccines can be safely given at the same time. There is currently no approved vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
If you or a member of your family are sick, stay home and use the appropriate level of care necessary. Call your healthcare provider or pediatrician for advice or to make an appointment. Consider going to an urgent care or check if telehealth is an option. For emergencies, call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room immediately.
Wash your hands often and avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose, which are where viruses commonly enter the body.
Consider taking a COVID-19 test prior to gathering, especially if you are getting together with people who are older, immunocompromised, or at risk for severe disease.
Practice food safety by washing your hands, keeping foods at the correct temperature, preparing foods correctly, and disinfecting surfaces.
Simple but important steps can help keep all of us healthy and safe this holiday season!
The DOH website is your source for a healthy dose of information. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Sign up for the DOH blog, Public Health Connection.
Early Childhood Education:
Grants & Funding Opportunities
Do you know someone who is interested in working in Child Care or starting their own Family Child Care business?
Prevention Works!, Peninsula College, and United Way of Clallam County have created financial support to assist interested persons to meet the requirements for working in Child Care! Funds are available for TB test, Food Handler’s card, MME vaccinations, and First Aid/CPR.
For more information contact Anna King at Peninsula College: firstname.lastname@example.org
For those working with middle school students!!!
Apply now for the 2022-2023 Dennis Watson Spirit of Team Grant! Your project or organization can be awarded up to $1,500! The Spirit of Team Grant seeks to support youth leaders, teachers and those who are engaged in developing programs or projects for middle school students. Apply online today at:
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