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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

May
20
Mon
all-day Ethics in Prevention Online Cour...
Ethics in Prevention Online Cour...
May 20 all-day
Register: https://preventionsolutions.edc.org/services/online-courses/ethics-prevention-guide-substance-abuse-prevention-practitioners As a substance misuse prevention professional, we regularly face situations that require us to make ethical decisions. Often it is clear how to act ethically; sometimes it is not. This moderated online course[...]
May
21
Tue
2:30 pm Youth Substance Use Prevention C... @ ESD 112 Conference Center
Youth Substance Use Prevention C... @ ESD 112 Conference Center
May 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
In March only we’ll meet in River West room which requires key code access. Please email/call Christopher for entry if you’re arriving late or ask the conference center staff for access near the coffee shop.[...]
May
22
Wed
12:00 pm Webinar: Embedding Youth Engagem...
Webinar: Embedding Youth Engagem...
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IsnfDoXJTt2lVYNdX5ZcGg Youth engagement has a long history in tobacco control. However, over the past ten years there have been critical transitions in the ways state tobacco control programs have chosen to involve young people[...]

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.