Welcome VISTA Vivian!

Hi everyone! My name’s Vivian Chalardsoontornvatee and I’m the 2017-2018 AmeriCorps VISTA here at the Whatcom Prevention Coalition. During my year of service, I hope to connect with members of the greater Bellingham community and help build sustainability in the work that I am doing. I will primarily be involved with the youth-led prevention clubs in Whatcom County schools and …

Job Opening: Mt. Baker Community Prevention Wellness Initiative Coalition Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY: Administer and coordinate a prevention community-based program, including planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the program; facilitate the development and coordination of substance abuse prevention activities; develop and present prevention-related educational programs for community members and groups; stay updated on the latest substance abuse prevention research and provide up-to-date information to the public; facilitate the development, training and …

Job Opening: Suicide Prevention Specialist

Title: Suicide Prevention Specialist FTE/Status: .75 FTE (30 hours)/Currently Grant Funded Position Period: Aug. 2017 to June. 2018. Potential for longer term funding and up to full-time status.   Brief Description: Collaboratively plan, coordinate and implement sustainable suicide prevention strategies to be delivered to youth, families and communities served by Bellingham and other school districts in Whatcom County. Promote healthy …

Most Washington teens reject alcohol and other drugs

Most Washington teens reject alcohol and other drugs Healthy Youth Survey explores attitudes and behaviors of middle and high school students Contact: Kelly Stowe • Department of Social and Health Services • 360-902-7739 • Kelly.Stowe@dshs.wa.gov OLYMPIA-Results for the 2016 Washington Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) show that teen rates of substance use in our state have remained mostly unchanged since the last survey …

Welcome VISTA Riley!

Hello everyone! My name is Riley O’Leary. I am an Americorps VISTA, which is a volunteer contracted out to various institutions that are typically non-profits. I am just starting my service here in Bellingham with the Whatcom Prevention Coalition. I wanted to start this blog to accomplish a few different things. I want to establish a connection with the community. …