Prevention Works in Seattle
Prevention Works in Seattle Newsletter
Northeast Seattle Coalition
February 2009
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In the News
Thank you for your interest in this coalition. The response to last month's newsletter has been extremely positive. We're excited to be able to communicate with parents and community members on a regular basis and hope you enjoy receiving these updates.

If you have newsletter article ideas, stories you'd like to share about prevention, announcements of upcoming events or relevant features, please contact us! Your involvement can make a difference. We hope to hear from you.

Cherylynne Crowther
Media Advocacy Workgroup Co-Chair

Upcoming Events
  • FREE for a limited time!
    Guiding Good Choices Series 4: Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 19 & 26. View the full schedule and sign up today.
  • Enforcement and Consequences Roundtable Meeting, Eckstein Middle School, Mar. 12
  • Parenting Forum: Keeping Track of Your Teen, Eckstein Middle School Library, Mar. 23
Alcohol Damages the Adolescent Brain

"High school kids drink. What's the big deal?"

"I drank when I was in high school and I turned out just fine."

Sound familiar? Underage drinking is commonly an accepted part of growing up. In fact, it would probably be difficult to find a parent today who did not partake in at least one alcoholic beverage before the age of 21. And while many of us took those sips of alcohol and "turned out just fine," new research on how alcohol affects the adolescent brain begs the question, "Is 'fine' really good enough?" More >>
march forum flyerParenting Forum to be Held in March
Join us on Monday, March 23 for our parenting forum. Learn how to keep track of your teen while encouraging their independence.

Meet other parents in your neighborhood, share stories and combat concerns together.

When: March, 23, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Eckstein Middle School Library
Featuring Dr. J. David Hawkins, developer of Guiding Good Choices from the University of Washington Social Development Research Group

Snacks will be provided.

View this flyer for more details. Hope to see you there!
NE Seattle Coalition Changes Its Name
At our last coalition meeting, members officially changed the name of our coalition to Prevention Works in Seattle. The focus of our work will continue to be in the area of Northeast Seattle, but it was agreed that the name of our coalition should emphasize our main goal: prevention.

To learn more about our work, visit