In 2013, PREVENT! received a second mentoring grant to mentor a substance abuse prevention coalition in La Center. The coalition provided training, technical assistance and expertise to La Center as the community built capacity. At the Ads and Subtracts event, community members (including youth) assessed advertising in alcohol retail stores and provided toolkits about healthy store environments to the store owners. The marijuana prevention committee provided educational resources to the community regarding the new legal marijuana laws. The coalition held two drug take back events this year at 4 sites, collected over 1693 pounds of pills. A 12 Sector Leadership Retreat was held and the organizational structure and bylaws were evaluated and revised. The Mentee coalitions in Skamania and Battle Ground received their Drug Free Communities grants.
EventsFacilitating opportunities to support and connect communities, build resilience and increase collaboration
12:00 pm Unite! Washougal Coalition Meeting @ Children's Home Society
Unite! Washougal Coalition Meeting @ Children's Home Society
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
4th Thursday of every month from 12-1:30pm.
10:00 am Drug Take-Back Events @ Multiple Locations in Southwest Washington
Drug Take-Back Events @ Multiple Locations in Southwest Washington
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
On Saturday, October 26th: Take unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medication for safe and FREE disposal to Six Drug Take-Back Events in SW Washington Prescription and over-the-counter medication including pills, liquids & inhalers will be[...]
all-day WA Prevention Summit @ Yakima Convention Center
WA Prevention Summit @ Yakima Convention Center
Nov 5 – Nov 6 all-day
https://preventionsummit.org/ The prevention community in Washington State has been convening annually since the 1980s. The initial conferences were held in Ellensburg, Washington, on the campus of Central Washington University. The conferences were known as “family[...]