Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention

​Substance Abuse and Prevention Services

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAM).  This is an issue that impacts everyone – not just teens – but their parents, teachers, friends, and communities as well.  Together, we can raise the nation's awareness about teen dating violence and promote safe, healthy relationships. 

Studies show that approximately 10% of adolescents report being the victim of physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner during the previous year.

Learn more about the impact of teen dating violence, how to participate, available resources, and how to talk to youth about the warning signs of dating abuse (all kinds, not just physical abuse).

My Shoes, My Story

Canvas shoe displays making their way through the county. Now showing: Kitsap County Administration Bldg

Learn more about our services or the coalitions here.

Attend a prevention coalition meeting to learn more and get involved

Find resources below to help young people, their families and friends prevent substance abuse, learn more about drug and alcohol addiction and get help. 

Check out information on Kitsap County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions at the link to the right and how to get involved.

Here's a video from the Olympic Educational Service District, addressing substance abuse in youth.

Kitsap County News

​  Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions

  Contact Us

Laura Hyde, Program Coordinator
(360) 337-4879

Deanne Jackson,
Coalition Coordinator
(360) 337-4878

Sonya Miles, Deputy Director
Human Services

Doug Washburn, Director
Human Services

  Program Services

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.

  News and Events

Laura Hyde with the County Substance Abuse and Prevention Program talks about the prevention efforts that are working to reduce Marijuana use among teens, even as the drug became more normalized in 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.

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About Us

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.