The Chimacum Prevention Coalition (CPC) is a volunteer prevention advocacy organization that brings parents, schools, agencies, community groups, and community members together to work on preventing youth substance use and abuse in the geographic area specific to the Chimacum School District. CPC works in collaboration with the Chimacum School District, Olympic Educational Service District 114, and Jefferson County Public Health. Founded in the fall of 2013, CPC is governed by citizen volunteers and representatives from local agencies.
To learn more about this Washington State community-based approach to preventing substance abuse, click on Community Wellness and Prevention Initiative (CWPI, formerly Prevention Redesign Initiative).
Click here for resources for preventing youth alcohol and drug use
Click here for resources for preventing youth marijuana use
Did you know that, according to the 2014 statewide Healthy Youth Survey, 1 in 5 Washington 10th graders reported using marijuana in the past 30 days? Marijuana can change the way a teen’s mind and body perform, affecting memory, learning, mood, motivation, coordination, and judgment. Check out the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) statewide campaign, Listen2YourSelfie.org to see how our youth can have some fun promoting themselves as “youth who choose not to abuse alcohol and other drugs” and use Facebook and Instagram to do it.