Programs & Activities.
The Central Vancouver Coalition aims to increase community organization in Central Vancouver through monthly community meetings, training, and collaboration with other local organizations.
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
5700 E. 18th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661
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 will be held at Fort Vancouver High School on the 3rd Thursday of the month with the exception of December and July. They 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.
National Drug Take Back Day
Twice a year
April & October
To help decrease youth access to opioids and other prescription drugs the coalition participates in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events twice a year. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. During the months of April and October, the Coalition will partner with the Vancouver Police department and WestVan for Youth Coalition to host a site in the community.
School Policy Review
We plan to reduce community laws and norms that are favorable towards youth use of alcohol, vaping/e-cigarettes, opioids, and marijuana through School Policy Review and Revision. The Coalition has identified School Policy Review and Revision as the environmental strategy to implement. School policies are formal regulations, which provide sanctions against youth for the possession of vape products or use of vape products on school property. The penalties are usually a part of school policies that ban or provide restrictions for possession or provision of drugs or drug paraphernalia on school property. The Coalition is planning to start the initial process during year one of the strategic plan that includes forming a committee, which will meet regularly for policy review and development. The goal of the committee is to advise on proper information dissemination of new policies to administrators, students and parents from OSPI as well as make possible recommendations. If you’d like to be a part of this process, please contact the coalition coordinator.
Project S.U.C.C.E.S.S. @ McLoughlin Middle School
In effort to decrease favorable attitudes towards alcohol, vaping/e-cigarettes, opioids, and marijuana the coalition helped implement the Project S.U.C.C.E.S.S Program at McLoughlin Middle School. Project S.U.C.C.E.S. is a school-based intervention and prevention service designed to prevent and reduce substance abuse among adolescents. Project Success is implemented by the Student Assistant Professional placed in school and includes a prevention education curriculum and counseling and referral services for individual students as well as group facilitation.
SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness @ Fort Vancouver HS
One of our goals is also to decrease early initiation of the problem behavior in Central Vancouver. To accomplish this, the Coalition provided funding for the SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness Program. It will be offered at Fort Vancouver High School. The SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness is described as an “easy to use, single-session substance use prevention program designed to increase fitness, health and performance-enhancing behaviors like physical activity, sports participation, healthy eating, getting adequate sleep, and practicing stress control for youth.” SPORT stands for Substance use Prevention Optimizing Robust Teens. This program can be used as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with other prevention, health, sports, fitness, recreation, education, or intervention programs.
Twice a Year
To help decrease family management problems the Central Vancouver Coalition will help families build skills by bringing the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth (10-14) program to the community. Strengthening Families program is a unique integration of various prevention/intervention strategies geared toward reducing a wide variety of high-risk behaviors in adolescence. The program serves ethnically, and culturally diverse parents of children aged 10-14 years who are interested in raising children with a commitment to leading a violence and drug-free and healthy lifestyle. Strengthening Families is shown by research to reduce drug and alcohol use, teen suicide, juvenile delinquency, gang involvement, child abuse and domestic violence.
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