Connection is the Best Prevention

PREVENT | REDUCE | EDUCATE | VOICE | EMPOWER | NURTURE | TRANSFORM
March NewsletterYou're Invited: 10th Graders Talk

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

Mar
20
Wed
all-day Positive Community Norms Institute @ Evergreen University Longhouse, Olympia WA
Positive Community Norms Institute @ Evergreen University Longhouse, Olympia WA
Mar 20 – Mar 22 all-day
Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XSL2DTN   The Positive Community Norms (PCN) approach to improving community health is a transformational model founded upon The Science of the Positive (SOTP). The Seven Step Montana Model for Positive Community Norms Communication (Linkenbach[...]
Mar
25
Mon
1:00 pm Locks Save Lives Workgroup @ ESD 112 Conference Center - Cowlitz Room
Locks Save Lives Workgroup @ ESD 112 Conference Center - Cowlitz Room
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
(By invite) Locks Save Lives monthly workgroup meeting to develop and launch the safe and secure home storage social marketing campaign
Mar
26
Tue
5:00 pm Hidden in Plain Sight @ Battle Ground High School
Hidden in Plain Sight @ Battle Ground High School
Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Visit http://www.preventtogetherbg.org/event/hidden-in-plain-sight-exhibit/ Parents remain the #1 Prevention Tool in helping keep their youth alcohol and drug free. Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance has designed this parent only event to provide critical information and awareness about[...]

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.