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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. 

Prevent Coalition has been connecting and supporting communities since 2003. Efforts are funded by multiple state and federal grants, made possible by diverse community members like you. 

Dispose Meds Safely

Unwanted medications can be disposed of year-round at several collection sites across Clark County.
Drug Take Back Event

Events & Training

Upcoming Events

Apr
17
Wed
all-day Healthy Futures: ReDefining Prev... @ Great Wolf Lodge
Healthy Futures: ReDefining Prev... @ Great Wolf Lodge
Apr 17 – Apr 18 all-day
Healthy Futures: Redefining Prevention is a two-day conference focused on preventing substance use in youth and their families. TOGETHER! has a focus on systems change, equity, and community mobilization that extends to our conference. This[...]
Apr
19
Fri
8:30 am Making Meetings Work: The Art of... @ ESD 112 Conference Center
Making Meetings Work: The Art of... @ ESD 112 Conference Center
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Making Meetings Work: The Art of Facilitation for Prevention Coordinators @ ESD 112 Conference Center
Making Meetings Work: The Art of Facilitation for Prevention Coordinators Especially appropriate for those who facilitate coalition meetings, community and stakeholder meetings, this practical, active workshop provides skills to keep meetings on track and productive.[...]
8:00 pm Prevention is a Party @ Firstenburg Community Center
Prevention is a Party @ Firstenburg Community Center
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Contact Alaina Green https://www.clark.wa.gov/community-services/stasha-peer-education-program

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 kelley.groen@esd112.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.belisle@esd112.org.

Youth Empowerment Project

Now recruiting! Youth Empowerment Project members 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. Members 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.belisle@esd112.org.