The Athena prevention newsletter - general prevention edition

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Upcoming events

For more information and to post your own event, visit The Athena Forum Calendar.

HCA trainings and events

Minerva technical assistance call
December 11

DBHR learning community meeting
January 22

Community trainings and events

Are you culturally responsive to your mentees needs?
December 6
Tumwater, WA

Clearing the air about vaping: A parent education night
December 9
Walla Walla, WA

The cost of addiction in the workplace
December 11

Regional methamphetamine use: What prevention providers need to know
December 12

Paper Tigers screening
December 17
Tacoma, WA

Clearing the air on youth vaping
December 18

Prevention Ethics
January 13-24


Volunteers needed for the Prevention Awards of Excellence review team

The Washington State Prevention Awards of Excellence review team is looking for more members to review nominations for 2020. Duties include determining award categories, reviewing nomination packets, and voting on awardees. Meetings are via GoToMeeting or Skype.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Martha Williams at by December 31, 2019.

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Local youth coalition wins 2019 National Red Ribbon photo contest

The 2019 Washington State Prevention Awards of Excellence - Youth Leadership (group) awardee, Rock Solid, has received national recognition for their Red Ribbon Week vaping prevention message. Held in conjunction with National Red Ribbon Week, the photo contest is an opportunity to engage families and communities nationwide in efforts to keep Americans informed about the benefits of staying drug-free.

The student group from Friday Harbor High School on San Juan Island received the photo contest award for Most Educational from the National Family Partnership and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Congratulations to the inspiring students from Rock Solid!

Do you have an inspirational story to share from your community? Send stories to

Funding opportunities

Job openings

Check out existing job openings in the field or post your own at The Athena Forum