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March 14, 2020

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Explore the protocol and options to provide single-session Prevention Plus Wellness programs online.
  2. Review the protocol and options to provide Prevention Plus Wellness programs by telephone.
  3. Examine the protocol options to provide the Prevention Plus Wellness programs by take-home assignment.
  4. Discuss the advantages of evidence-based and evidence-informed Prevention Plus Wellness programs during an epidemic. 

Register:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Uxo4f493Q5SU_CNc3ORTZQ

Length: Approximately 30 minutes 

Date: Friday March 20th         

Time: 11:30am ET/8:30am PT 

CEU Certificate: 0.5-hour CEU certificate available upon completing webinar and requesting certificate

Learn More: http://preventionpluswellness.com

March 10, 2020

Request for Application (RFA) 2020-03

Application Due Date: March 27, 2020

Project Start Date: July 1, 2020

Introduction

  • The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) administers funds from Chapter 405 H of the federal highway safety block grant earmarked for increasing safety for walkers and bicyclists (23 CFR § 1300.27).

Funding Opportunity

  • There is a total of $150,000.00 in federal funding available to support activities earmarked for increasing safety for walkers and bicyclists.

Maximum and Minimum Grants Available

  • Maximum grant amount: $75,000
  • Minimum grant amount: $30,000

Who is Eligible to Receive WTSC Grant Funds

  • Washington State agencies.
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
  • Cities, counties, and their sub-agencies
  • Non-profit organizations with existing IRS 501© (3) status
  • Public schools (and private schools with non-profit status)

Prior recipients of these funds are eligible to apply for new funding.

  • Note: Groups that do not fit one of these categories may still be able to receive these funds if they can get an eligible organization to apply on their behalf. The Non-Profit Assistance Center, (206) 324-5850, info@nacseattle.org, or a United Way agency in the area may be able to help find an eligible organization to submit an application.

Questions:

The RFA Coordinators are the sole points of contact in the agency for this procurement. All communication between the Applicant and the agency upon release of this RFA shall be with the RFA Coordinator, as follows:

Please review the attached PDF for more details

 

March 10, 2020

"To help children walk and bike to school safely, each fiscal year we offer reimbursement grants to assist with crossing guard equipment"

School Zone Mini Grants - up to $300

Application Due: March 27

Questions?

 Contact us at schoolzone@wtsc.wa.gov or call Mandie Dell on (360) 725-9883.

 FAQs can be also be found on our website: http://wtsc.wa.gov/programs-priorities/school-zones/school-zone-grant-gr...

Please review PDF attached for more details!

March 10, 2020

Request for Application (RFA) 2020-04

  • Application Due Date: March 27, 2020
  • Project Start Date: July 1, 2020

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) administers funds from the school zone safety account (RCW 46.61.440) that "may be used only…to fund projects in local communities to improve school zone safety, pupil transportation safety, and student safety in school bus loading and unloading areas."

Funding Opportunity

  • There is a total of $215,000.00 in state funding available to support activities to increase safety for students walking and bicycling or riding school buses.

Maximum and Minimum Grants Available

  • Maximum grant amount: $75,000
  • Minimum grant amount: $30,000

Who is Eligible to Receive WTSC Grant Funds

  • Washington State agencies.
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
  • Cities, counties, and their sub-agencies
  • Non-profit organizations with existing IRS 501© (3) status
  • Public schools (and private schools with non-profit status)

Prior recipients of these funds are eligible to apply for new funding.

  • Note: Groups that do not fit one of these categories may still be able to receive these funds if they can get an eligible organization to apply on their behalf. The Non-Profit Assistance Center, (206) 324-5850, info@nacseattle.org, or a United Way agency in the area may be able to help find an eligible organization to submit an application.

Questions:

The RFA Coordinators are the sole points of contact in the agency for this procurement. All communication between the Applicant and the agency upon release of this RFA shall be with the RFA Coordinators, as follows:

Or

March 7, 2020

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Explore the contents in the SPORT PPW program manuals for high school, middle school and elementary school youth.
  2. Compare scripts for providing SPORT PPW to youth individually and in group settings.
  3. Review PowerPoint slides and reproducible materials found in the program digital downloads.
  4. Identify online program implementation and evaluation support materials.

Register:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Hytph5rsQV2DgRDIAhWYkQ

Length: Approximately 60 minutes 

Date: Wednesday March 18th          

Time: 11:30am ET/8:30am PT 

CEU Certificate: 1-hour CEU certificate available upon completing webinar and requesting certificate

Learn More: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/sport-prevention-plus-wellness

March 7, 2020

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Explore the contents in the Vaping and Marijuana PPW program manuals for high school and middle school adolescents.
  2. Compare scripts for providing Vaping and Marijuana PPW to youth individually and in group settings.
  3. Review PowerPoint slides and reproducible materials found in the program digital downloads.
  4. Identify online program implementation and evaluation support materials.

Register:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w2QyUgWCR16tV8xqNg780A

Length: Approximately 60 minutes 

Date: Thursday March 19th          

Time: 11:30am ET/8:30am PT 

CEU Certificate: 1-hour CEU certificate available upon completing webinar and requesting certificate

Learn More About Vaping PPW: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/vaping-prevention-plus-wellness-program-1

Learn More About Marijuana PPW: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/sport-marijuana-awareness-program

March 6, 2020

The Washington State Department of Health is promoting a social media strategy to counter the 420 subculture movement this year. We need your help collecting 420 reasons why our Washington youth are not using marijuana! Responses will be compiled and shared weekly throughout the month of April on the You Can Facebook and Instagram pages—and made available for partners to share.

To participate, encourage youth to submit the attached form explaining either:

  1. The reason (or reasons!) why they do not use marijuana
  2. What they like to do instead of using marijuana

Responses will be kept anonymous.

To share student responses, please send an email to Mary Daniel, Mary.Daniel@doh.wa.gov in the following formats:

  • Send pictures or scans of the collected pages
  • Send a list of the responses (see sample template)

Deadline to participate is end of day, March 23.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Daniel, Mary.Daniel@doh.wa.gov.

March 5, 2020

The Central East PTTC has issued the “Prevention Guide to Improving Cultural Competency-A Literature Review."

This document is intended to support substance use prevention stakeholders in improving their cultural competency and capacity to serve minority and vulnerable populations. It was created through a literature review of recent academic journal publications and evidence-based resource databases.

Readers will learn about:

  • Resources and recommendations from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to improve outreach and communication with minority and vulnerable populations;
  • The impact cultural competence can have on reducing behavioral health disparities among minority and vulnerable populations;
  • Evidence-based strategies and conceptual frameworks for implementing organizational change to improve cultural competence.
March 4, 2020

A new AmeriCorps program is being formed by the Washington Service Corps. The new program is titled the Recovery Corps of Washington. This AmeriCorps program is designed to place AmeriCorps members at partner sites across the state. These partner sites are existing non-profit and government programs engaged in evidence-based substance abuse prevention edcuation programs and peer recovery coaching. 

We are seeking partners to join us in this new endeavor. Partner sites must apply and pay a small placement fee to gain access to AmeriCorps grant dollars specifically designed to support AmeriCorps members serving beneficiaries in your program. 

For more information please contact us at 1-888-713-6080 or email us at wscmail@esd.wa.gov. You may also call the program outreach coordinator, Kim Maki at 360-688-3948 or email at kmaki@esd.wa.gov

To apply: https://washingtonservicecorps.org/become-a-partner/become-a-partner-steps/

For more information: https://washingtonservicecorps.org/become-a-partner/

March 1, 2020

Kick Butts Day is now Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action

2020 marks the 25th Kick Butts Day — the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up, and seize control against Big Tobacco.  Effective immediately, this program is now Take Down Tobacco – a 365-day effort with Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action as its premier annual event.

This year’s event will be held on March 18th.

There is a  a new website filled with resources to help you get involved right now. Local event registration is open, and activity kits are available while supplies last.

NEW:

In light of public gatherings being canceled due to COVID-19, a #TakeDownTobacco Digital Power Wall has been created!

This tool allows you to tell the world why YOU are in this fight. In 10 seconds, you'll have a customized graphic that you can share on social media. Plus, your statement will be featured on a rolling display on the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids website. Event organizers will use the display to educate their peers and decision-makers about why we must protect kids by standing up to the tobacco and vaping industries.  

Plus, the Power Wall will take any Twitter or Instagram post that uses the hashtag #TakeDownTobacco – and will automatically put them on the display too.

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