August Coalition Newsletter

Prevent Coalition News, Events, Updates and more.

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Year In Review

Prevent is grateful for your support and proud of the coalition accomplishments this past program year. Clark County Public Health helped us share the community outcomes and what's happening for young people but we also what you to know what's happening for the coalition. We're excited to share a few outcomes you helped make happen.

Thank you for your continued support!

This is just a few highlights of the coalition's work this year. There's so much to be proud of and we couldn't do it without you. Thanks for sticking with us and being part of this collaborative effort.
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Meet Kathy

Volunteer Spotlight

Over the last 15 years, Lieutenant Kathy McNicholas of the Vancouver Police Department has supported Prevent Coalition to connect communities, build resilience and prevent youth substance use. Kathy currently serves on Prevent Coalition’s Steering Committee and as Co-Chair for the Drug Take Back Committee that plans and coordinates the twice-a-year Drug Take Back events.

On June 6, during the annual coalition appreciation picnic Prevent celebrated Kathy’s commitment to youth and dedicated service to the prevention community. When asked what motivates her to give back, Kathy responded, “I love helping the community be a better place to live.”

We thank you Kathy for all that you do to serve and protect our community and to help make Vancouver a great place to live and raise a family.

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You belong here- join us in September!

Our future needs youth voice, and our local communities need to be empowered. That’s why we're launching the Youth Empowerment Project this September.

Youth Empowerment Project meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 3:30-5pm at ESD 112 Conference Center starting September 17th. An optional new member orientation takes place from 2:30-3:30 pm each meeting.This is for both youth and caring adults!

  • Media literacy and advocacy skills
  • Leadership training
  • Presentation and public speaking practice
  • Community connections
  • Optimism and resiliency

Click here to learn more information and contact if you know a youth or supportive adult who might be interested in getting involved.

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Resource to Resilience Education Fair. September 18th from 3:30-5pm at ESD 112.

Save the date!

We’re hosting a resiliency fair for our community members and school representatives (staff, prevention team, educators and more). We’ll start with opening remarks, hear from a brief panel of resource providers and transition to a community resilience fair.

Connect adults and youth-serving professionals with resources to resilience. Find out what programs are available to youth in your school or community. Together we’ll convene to build youth resiliency and spread hope. Light refreshments are provided, no RSVP required unless you’re hosting a resource table.

Click to download the event flyer.

Click here for the website calendar event.

Click for the Facebook event.


School staff, Student Assistant Professionals and other youth behavioral health providers.


Wednesday, Sept. 18th 2019 3:30—5 p.m.


ESD 112 Conference Center 2500 NE 65th Ave, Vancouver WA


For information about the event or if you’d like to host a resource table please contact

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Mark Your Calendar

Prevent Coalition events:

Resource to Resilience Education Fair

September 18th from 3:30-5 pm

ESD 112 Conference Center

2500 NE 65th Ave. Vancouver, WA 986661

Contact to host a resilience resource table!

Youth Empowerment Project - Kickoff Meeting for youth and adults

September 17th from 3:30-5pm

Optional new member orientation from 2:30-3:30pm

ESD 112 Clark Room

2500 NE 65th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98661

Click for full calendar of coalition and community events.

Other Training & Events

Community events not sponsored by Prevent Coalition:

8/6: National Night Out from 6-8pm. Click here for events in Battle Ground.

8/6 Art in the Park at Marshall Center, 10am-4pm.

8/7 through 8/8: Region 10 Opioid Summit at Vancouver Hilton

8/8 Webinar: Equity & Inclusion Part 1

Online from 11-12:30pm.

8/17 Pathways Family Fun Day

11am-4pm at Reflections Plaza in Washougal.

8/18 Camp Mariposa Kick-Off

Starting at 1pm at Klineline Park.

8/22 Webinar: Equity & Inclusion Part 2

Online from 11-12:30pm.

9/16 Webinar: Better Pain Control, Fewer Opioids

Online from 12-1pm.

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"Connection is the Best Prevention"

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Our mission is connecting and supporting communities to build resilience and prevent youth substance use. We envision a healthy, thriving community free of substance abuse.