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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: May 3, 2006
Contact: Gay Neal
Phone: (360) 337-4879
No. 06-
36

Kitsap County Commission on Children and Youth Addresses Suicide Prevention

PORT ORCHARD, WA—The Kitsap County Commission on Children and Youth will highlight local efforts at preventing youth suicide at its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 4, 2006, 4:306:30 p.m., at the Norm Dicks Government Center located at 345 6th Street, Bremerton, WA. Speakers include Renee Arcement, Public Education Coordinator from the statewide Youth Suicide Prevention Program, as well as local representatives from the Kitsap County Health District and Kitsap County Juvenile Court. As reported in the 2002 and 2004 Kitsap County Healthy Youth Survey, 13% of Kitsap County youth surveyed in grades 8, 10 and 12 reported seriously considering suicide during the past twelve months.

The Kitsap County Commission on Children and Youth is an appointed body of the Kitsap County Commissioners, with up to twenty-four representatives from education and schools, health and social service providers, juvenile justice and law enforcement, community leaders and non-profit organizations. The commission is charged to serve as an advocate for children and youth in the county, provide a focus for children and youth issues, and be a resource for community groups, agencies and organizations.

For more information contact Gay Neal, Commission on Children and Youth, at 360-337-4879.
 


To contact the Kitsap County Public Information Office, 
call PJ Callahan at 360-337-4481 or email: pjramos@co.kitsap.wa.us

Last Updated: May 27, 2014