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Support Kids! Become a PREVENT! Coalition Steering Committee Member

The PREVENT! Leadership Team is currently accepting applications to become a PREVENT! Coalition Steering Committee Member.

Steering Committee Members direct the coalition's work to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse across Clark County.

Please review this press release and application letter for more information. Contact Coordinator Joy Lyons at or call 360-952-3397 for more information.

SC Recruitment Press Release

Application Letter

I-502 Marijuana Legalization in Washington State.
Learn more about this new legislation and our response in preventing youth use of marijuana in our community.

To learn more please visit our Marijuana Prevention webpage.

The PREVENT! Coalition is a proud partner of the "Medicine Abuse Project" to bring awareness to medicine abuse in our community. Sept. 23-29 is the new awareness week and we will be posting multiple resources and information on our website at Facebook page. You can learn more about the Medicine Abuse Project by visiting their site and taking their pledge.

Read PREVENT!'s Meeting Minutes for the Latest News

Take PREVENT!'s member survey and let us know your experiences working with the coalition.

Draw the Line between you and underage drinking!  Join our Let's Draw the Line Campain and join teens, parents, and community members across the state.

Other Prevention News

Prescription drug abuse is a rising concern nationally and locally.  This Presentation is intended to educate and engage audiences around the issue.

Data Show Drug Free Communities Program Significantly Reduces Teen Substance Abuse
A press release from the Executive Office of the President, Office of Nation Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), September 24, 2008.  The results of a four-year exhaustive study reveal that communities with DFC grants not only have lower instances of youth drug use compared to the national average, but are lowering rates of use at an accelerated pace.

Highlights of the full report include:

  • When compared to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data, Drug Free Communities (DFC) youth (grades 9-12) reported significantly lower past 30-day substance use rates than the rates reported by YRBS youth in similar grades;
  • past 30-day substance use rates for youth in DFC communities (grades 9-12) show an accelerated decline since 2003-2004 when compared to past 30-day use trends reported by YRBS youth in similar grades;
  • support for the notion that the DFC coalitions are maturing over time, and that the most mature coalitions are indeed having the greatest impact on use rates as they report lower rates of past 30-day use across all grades and across the three drugs reported on (alcohol, tobacco and marijuana).

The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Clark County
2500 NE 65th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98661-6812
Phone: 360-952-3397