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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.
Drug Take Back Event

Events & Training

Upcoming Events

Feb
18
Mon
all-day Prevention Policy Day 2019 @ Washington State Capitol Campus
Prevention Policy Day 2019 @ Washington State Capitol Campus
Feb 18 all-day
Tell Your Story–Use Your Power! Join with students and adults from across Washington State for a day of advocacy, networking, and fun! The day includes an opening plenary with continental breakfast at 9:00AM in the[...]
Feb
19
Tue
2:30 pm Youth Substance Use Prevention C... @ ESD 112 Conference Center
Youth Substance Use Prevention C... @ ESD 112 Conference Center
Feb 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
This monthly meeting is open to all, happening on the third Tuesday of each month from 2:30-4pm. The room reservation will always be at ESD112 Conference Center but the specific room will change each month.[...]
6:00 pm Vaping: What You Need to Know @ Excelsior High School
Vaping: What You Need to Know @ Excelsior High School
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/398421787599760/

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 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.belisle@esd112.org.