Connection is the Best PreventionPREVENT | REDUCE | EDUCATE | VOICE | EMPOWER | NURTURE | TRANSFORM February Newsletter
About Prevent Coalition
Prevent Coalition is a local youth substance use prevention coalition working for a healthy, thriving, and substance-free SW Washington Region including Clark, Klickitat and Skamania counties.
Since 2007, the Prevent Coalition has been implementing a federal Drug Free Communities Support Grant awarded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Dispose Meds Safely
Unwanted medications can be disposed of year-round at several collection sites across Clark County.
Events & Training
Drug Take Back Committee
Meets as needed in advance of the annual April and October National DEA Drug Take-Back Events. The committee helps implement our opioid prevention grant by planning and hosting disposal sites accepting unused, expired and unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications for safe, free disposal in Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties. To support these efforts contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Substance Use Prevention Committee
Meets the third Tuesday monthly from 2:30-4pm to connect, partner, and implement Clark County prevention projects. Parents, educators, youth-serving organizations and more get updates on the latest prevention science and news, work on projects such as responsible retailers guidelines, cannabis point of purchase campaigns and more. All are welcome to attend. Contact Christopher.email@example.com.
Youth Advisory Committee
Now recruiting! Youth Advisors inform our efforts with youth voice, meeting on alternate dates for two hours once a month. This is a safe space for teens ages 13-18 interested in amplifying prevention efforts with their peers. Youth Advisors support the Youth Now initiative, gain marketing and social media experience as well as attend leadership development and skill building events. Youth must complete an application by emailing Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org.