The 2012 TC2 Youth Summit was a HUGE Success!!! Over 260 students with adult chaperons and over 50 volunteers descended on Clark College February 24 for a day of leadership and prevention. Check out our TC2 Facebook Page to see the "Youth Voices" video and pictures.
Thank you to everyone who supported, volunteered, and attended this event. We hope this summit was a celebration and motivation for your groups to continue the prevention effort in Clark County and beyond.
Youth Leadership & Prevention Summit 2012
A FREE Summit for youth who are involved or interested in substance abuse prevention. Click here for more details and online registration.
Quarterly PREVENT! Coalition Meetings
PREVENT! now meets quarterly for coalition meetings and conducts monthly "Workgroup" meetings including: Marijuana Prevention, Rx Drug Abuse Prevention, and Alcohol Prevention. Please contact Joy Lyons at firstname.lastname@example.org 360-750-7500 x144 for meeting details. You can also check out our calendar by selecting our "Calendar" button on the top left of your screen.
Draw the Line between you and underage drinking! Join our Let's Draw the Line Campaign and join teens, parents, and community members across the state.
We Heart our V.I.P.P.s
PREVENT! Coalition celebrates our Very Important Prevention Peeps, those who put their heart into prevention!
Help us celebrate the wonderful work happening in Clark County. by joining us for live performances, formal and informal networking, sharing prevention stories, and light refreshments.
All at the We Heart our V.I.P.P.'s Celebration on February 10th at Water Resource Education Center 3:30-5:30
Walk the Walk for a Drug-Free Clark County
Join PREVENT! and Community Choices for our 3rd Annual "Walk the Walk" and Community Fair. Saturday, June 2.. This 5k Walk kicks-off at Skyridge Middle School and concludes with a community fair, featuring youth performances and great prizes for families.
You can register online by clicking here:3rd Annual 5K "Walk the Walk" for a Healthy Drug-Free Clark County - Online Registration
Form more information contact Sean Chavez at email@example.com
Washington State Spring Forum
Two Clark County groups of youth presented at the Washington State Spring Forum. The teams had to apply to attend and present on a prevention project they implemented in their community. Presentations covered the goals and objectives of their project, the collaborations and partnerships made, sustainability of the project, and more.
The two Clark County teams were: The Skyridge Middle School Prevention Club advised by Linda Hutchins and the Clark County' STASHA Peer Educators lead by Angela McKinney.
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Teens Care Too (TC2) Youth Prevention Leaders Summit
The First Annual Teens Care Too (TC2) Summit was amazing! A partnership between the Clark County Meth Action Team (CMAT), PREVENT! and the Clark College ACES Club the Summit was truly a collaborative event.
About 130 eager youth and chaperones signed-in and numerous volunteers from the Clark College Aces Club, CMAT and PREVENT! volunteered. It was a full-house and great attendance for our first year!
The day started with a welcoming from Commissioner Boldt, then dispersed to participate in a stimulating set of workshops. They came back together for a Conversation Café hosted by the Mt. View prevention Club and STASHA youth. Next, they completed a reflective art project facilitated by Free Arts NW. The art project will be permanently displayed in the Clark College library. Finally, the youth ate dinner and enjoyed a riveting performance by ComedySportz Improv theatre.
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Prevention Awareness Walk!
Walk the Walk for Prevention!
On March 20th, over 500 Clark County citizens, including youth, families, and community members participated in a 5k Walk/Run and community fair to celebrate and promote healthy living free of the effects of substance abuse. Sponsored by the Community Choices and PREVENT! Coalition organizations, community participation the first annual event far exceeded expectations.
The 5k route kicked off at Skyridge middle school and winded through the Lacamas Shores Neighborhood concluding at Skyridge with a community fair and youth performances. The fair involved 18 community organizations engaging youth and community members in positive activities and connecting them with resources to help them stay healthy. The highlight of the fair was youth performances including: several groups of dancers from Vega Gymnastics/Virtuosity Dance Studio and Dance Fusion; Martial Arts showcases from East West Martial Arts; and a riveting performance from the middle-school age band Changing Tide.
Changing Tide Provided Entertainment:
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Fred Meyer, QFC, Safeway, Casha and Carry, Costoc
Seize the Bagel, the Uncommon Gift, Roses Deli, Fearn Natural Health Clinic
The Camas and Washougal Lions
Click Here for Pictures from the 5K Awareness Walk
Evergreen Mentorship Initiative Training and Community Projects
PREVENT! has partnered with the Evergreen Mentorship Initiative, a school-based mentorship program that connects youth with mentors. Mentorship is a research-based method for reducing substance abuse and other risky behaviors. PREVENT! in partnership with Clark County Prevention Services is providing training for teen mentors around substance abuse prevention. PREVENT! has hosted several community events designed to build a sense of community for youth and mentors involved.
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Very Important Prevention Peeps (VIPP)
PREVENT! hosted a community celebration and networking event for community organizations working in prevention. We see prevention comprehensively, everybody working with youth and working toward a strong, healthy, community with resources for children and family is doing "prevention work". Over 40 organizations were represented. Attendees discussed ideas for collaboration, shared contact information, and shared their prevention successes. Thanks to all who attended!
"From Binge to Blackout" Presentation and Resource Fair
The Binge to Blackout Presentation with Chris and Toren Volkmann on Thursday, April 16 was an impactful event and a huge success!
Alcohol is the number one drug of choice for America's youth! We must start early to prevent underage drinking and binge drinking. Most adult alcoholics develop their drinking behaviors before age 15. Parents and communities must recognize the dangers of underage drinking and take preventive measures early and often with our youth!
PREVENT! brought national authors and speakers Chris and Toren Volkmann to Clark County to share their compelling and informative story about underage drinking.
The evening presentation and resource fair at Union High School was well attended. Families had the opportunity to learn about local prevention, treatment, and family resources at the resource fair and to hear the Volkmann's presentation.
Chris and Toren also spoke at three high school assemblies, reaching a total of 1,775 students at La Center, Hockinson, and Union High Schools. While the student assemblies and community event were slightly different, both presentations focused on the impact of alcohol on the adolescent brain, the importance of discussing alcohol and alcoholism in families, and the focus on alcohol as a health issue, not a moral issue.
This event was supported by:
The Evergreen Mentorship Initiative
Terry Murphy and Ron Frederickson
Pete and Kathy Deschner
Dave and Cheryl Pfaff
Joyce and Arlo Kilpatrick
Jeff and Janet Brockway
Joyce and Dick Malin
With Donations from:
Twilight Pizza Bistro, located downtown Camas
"This was a powerful presentation and created great discussions.
Please continue the great work."
- a Clark County resident