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June 28, 2023

The Washington State Department of Commerce is releasing a notice of funding opportunity for its Child Care Partnership (CCPG) Program on Wednesday, July 6!

The agency is interested in funding collaborative coalition-like partnerships to conduct assessment and planning activities to increase the total number of child care slots, especially in "child care deserts," or areas with limited or no child care. To learn more about child care deserts in Washington State, view the...

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June 21, 2023

Jaspr Health is looking for participants in full randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in 2023 to test a new app for youth and caregivers that is focused on behavioral health and suicide prevention.

Who can participate?

  • Youth ages 15-21 and their parents or legal guardians
  • Youth must have experience with the juvenile justice system (probation, re-entry, etc.)
  • All participants must be fluent in English
  • Youth and caregivers must own an...
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June 21, 2023

We are happy to announce the launch of the Minerva 2.0 biennial data refresh training.

Who should attend? Tribal and Urban Indian Organization (UIO) prevention and support staff responsible for prevention data entry in Minerva.

During this training, we will discuss prevention data entry best practices for the goal to improve ease of data entry and data that is reported to federal and state funders.

Tribal and UIO prevention...

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June 21, 2023

On May 9 and 10, HCA's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) hosted its annual Spring Youth Forum (SYF). The SYF provides youth prevention teams the opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for the successful implementation of their prevention projects. 

40 youth teams presented their projects at the SYF, including nine teams from Educational School District 112:

  • AWWA (Accepting Who We Are) – Wahkiakum High School, Wahkiakum School District
  • ...
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June 21, 2023

Some folks consider the conversations around expansive gender identity and the rights of trans individuals to be a modern phenomenon, but Harry Allen would disagree. Harry was considered something of a troublemaker and rabble rouser by officials in and around the young city of Seattle from the 1890s to the 1930s. He worked in many careers as a bartender, barber, and longshoreman. He got in fights, swore openly, and had a wife name Isabelle. By all accounts, Harry Allen was an active and...

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June 16, 2023

We are happy to announce the launch of the Minerva 2.0 Biennial Data Refresh Training.

Who should attend? Tribal and UIO prevention and support staff responsible for prevention data entry in Minerva.

During this training, we will discuss prevention data entry best practices for the goal to improve ease of data entry and to improve data that is reported to federal and state funders.

Tribal and UIO...

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June 16, 2023

On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the enslaved people in the states currently engaged in rebellion against the Union. This paved the way for the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which abolished slavery in our nation on December 6, 1865.

Following the Emancipation Proclamation, slavery continued to remain deeply entrenched in the South. As the Union army advanced into the South, the Emancipation Proclamation was enforced...

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June 14, 2023

The WA Health Care Authority (HCA) in partnership with Desautel Hege (DH) is developing a primary prevention fentanyl education campaign for youth ages 12-18. HCA and DH will be hosting four listening sessions (dates/times included below) to gather feedback on early campaign materials for maximum campaign efficacy and impact. Statewide prevention professionals including Community Coalition Coordinators, Student Assistance Professionals, and DOH cannabis/tobacco contractors, etc. are strongly...

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June 13, 2023

Important reminder we have expanded tomorrow’s in-person training to hybrid!  And there is also still time to join this Thursday's hands-on training later this week. Register below,

  • Hybrid (One Day)Wednesday, June 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom. ...
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June 9, 2023

Do you know a prevention professional or volunteer from your local CPWI or Tribal community, ESD, or a local organization whose contributions to the prevention field should be recognized?

The categories demonstrating excellence in prevention are: Tribal Prevention; Youth Leadership; Young Adult Leadership; Professional and/or Exceptional Community Prevention Leader; Community Coalition and/or Community Prevention Group; Contributions to Prevention by an Organization, Business,...

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June 7, 2023

Washington State is working to create a youth safety and well-being line, available 24/7, 365 days a year, to address a spectrum of youth safety and well-being concerns and connect youth with appropriate resources.

Youth voices are needed to select a name for the helpline. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and youth participants are eligible to receive a $20 gift card.

Do you know any youth that may be interested? Share the ...

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June 7, 2023

The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Application for Prevention Success Training (SAPST) is a hybrid training that blends a pre-requisite, self-paced online course with four full days of in-person training. Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s SPF, the SAPST provides foundational knowledge and skills necessary to implement effective, data-driven prevention interventions that improve substance-related outcomes, reduce behavioral health disparities, and improve wellness.

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June 7, 2023

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is sponsoring the “Behavioral Health Equity Challenge” for CBOs serving diverse racial and ethnic populations. Different than a grant application, CBOs are invited to share innovative outreach and engagement strategies by answering four questions about health equity. Ten winners will each receive $50,000 and opportunities to be recognized.

Visit the ...

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June 7, 2023

Each June, Pride Month is observed and celebrated throughout the United States. To those in the LGBTQIA+ community, Pride is a celebration of self-expression and the progress that has been made, as well as an opportunity to recognize and commemorate all those that fought and sacrificed to increase LGBTQIA+ rights and discrimination protections. 

National prevalence data on substance use among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) high school students indicate that LGB students use...

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June 5, 2023

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) is proud to announce a request for applications (RFA) to solicit applications from organizations interested in participating in a project to implement substance use disorder prevention services, focusing on substance use disorder (SUD) related to opioids and cannabis, mental health promotion, and suicide prevention in Washington State.

The purpose of this funding is to increase...

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