The Substance Abuse Prevention Program (KCSAAP) was first established by the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners in 1990 to develop needed substance abuse prevention resources and to support and assist with the coordination of existing prevention programs and services for youth, families, schools and communities.
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery is funding Coalitions as part of the Community Prevention & Wellness Initiative which focus the limited prevention resources to communities and provide long-term support for positive community change.
Children of Alcoholics
Week 1 - Week 2 - Week 3
"COA (or Children of Alcoholics) Awareness Week happens the 3rdweek of February each year. COA week breaks the silence and recognizes the unique set of challenges that children and teens face who are impacted by a family member's addiction.
It is estimated that 1 in 7 Americans will struggle with addiction in their lifetimes, and what we know from recent polling data is that rates of substance use have increased during the pandemic. Many adults and teens are unable to meet with their support networks in person right now. Ultimately, children who are impacted by a family member's substance use or addiction may feel especially isolated, confused and alone. We want to let you know that you're not alone, and that, with the right support and understanding healing is possible. The time is more important now than ever to share hope and to connect with a trusted adult.
Please don't forget these facts:
Addictionis a disease.
You can'tCure it
You didn'tCause it
You can notControl otherssubstance use
You CAN talk about the problem
You are not alone
If you are a student or parent of a student and would like more information please reach out to a Student Assistance Professional:
Renee Partsch-Kingston High School
Candace Vaal- North Kitsap High School
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Program talks about the prevention efforts that are working to reduce
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society. Click here to read the Kitsap Sun article. Marijuana
use declines among 10th-graders since the drug was legalized for adult
use in the state, Kitsap County's 10th-graders are reporting a decline in
use. Click here to read the Kitsap Sun article.
Contact UsLaura Hyde, Program Coordinator(360) 337-4879 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Deanne Montgomery-Jackson, Coalition Coordinator(360) 337-4878 or email@example.com
Hannah ShockleySupervisor, Department of Human Services(360) 337-7185 x 3530 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug WashburnDirector, Department of Human Servicesdwashbur@co.kitsap.wa.us
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