General Coalition Meeting
JOIN US! CENTRAL VANCOUVER COALITION’S MARCH 16TH MEETING
Join us in person or via Zoom on Thursday, March 16th, from 2:30-4:00p for the Central Vancouver Coalition Meeting. We will review and discuss the 2022 Coalition Assessment Tool (CAT) Results and participate in a Trauma-Informed Prevention training presented by Jessie Spinney, CVC Steering Committee Member, and YWCA Prevention Program Supervisor. This training was originally planned for the February 16th Coalition meeting which was canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Included below are details about the Coalition Assessment Tool (CAT), Trauma-Informed Prevention training, in-person meeting location, and Zoom link. A Meeting Reminder and Agenda will be included in the “The Prevention Connection” newsletter that will be sent to the coalition email distribution a few days prior to the meeting. Please email email@example.com to be added to the newsletter email distribution. We look forward to having you join us!
COALITION ASSESSMENT TOOL (CAT):
The Coalition Assessment Tool (CAT) is an annual survey administered in October among all current Coalition members to gather information about the organization and functioning of the Central Vancouver Coalition. The aggregate data helps the Coalition identify what is going well, what needs to be addressed, or what can be done differently. The goal for the annual CAT survey is to have 80% membership participation.
TRAUMA-INFORMED PREVENTION TRAINING:
Jessie Spinney (she/her pronouns), Prevention Program Supervisor with YWCA Clark County and a Central Vancouver Coalition Steering committee member, will provide an overview of why trauma-informed care should be at the forefront of any kind of prevention work, particularly youth substance use prevention. This training will provide an overview of what trauma-informed care is, how trauma and substance use are related, and ways we can incorporate trauma-informed care into prevention work to better serve our communities.
TWO WAYS TO JOIN THE 2/16 MEETING:
Fort Vancouver High School
5700 E. 18th St. Van, WA 98661
NOTE: Meeting attendees must use Fort’s visitor parking lot & main school entrance where a coalition member will greet you & give directions to the career room.
Zoom meeting link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3609523461
Hybrid meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Thursday from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Central Vancouver Coalition aims to increase community organization in Central Vancouver through monthly community meetings, training, and collaboration with other local organizations. These meetings are held from 2:30-4:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month with the exception of December and July. The meetings are a hybrid format with the choice to attend the meeting in person at Fort Vancouver High School or virtually via Zoom. Meetings are open to all community members and formal membership is not required to attend. If you are interested in attending a meeting and learning more, please contact the coalition coordinator to RSVP. We are seeking coalition member representatives from the following sectors: Youth, Parents, Law enforcement, Schools, Businesses, Media, Youth-serving organizations, Religious and fraternal organizations, Civic and volunteer groups, Healthcare professionals, State, local, and tribal agencies with expertise in substance abuse, Other organizations involved in reducing substance abuse.