October 20-22, 2013
The goal of the Prevention Summit is to provide an enriching and culturally competent training and networking opportunity for youth, volunteers and professionals working toward the prevention of substance abuse, violence and other destructive behaviors as well as integrating such prevention efforts with primary health care.
The prevention community in Washington State has been convening annually since the 1980s. The initial conferences were held in Ellensburg, Washington, on the campus of Central Washington University. The conferences were known as “family focus” meetings, and soon after became known as the annual “Building a Vision” conference. After a few name changes in the late 1990s, the annual conference was renamed in 1999 as the Washington State Prevention Summit. Despite changes over time in name, location and leadership planning, the spirit of the annual Summit has remained constant. It is the one time during the year when the prevention community can come together, reflect on the past year’s successes, learn new strategies, and network with a variety of people–including parents, children, teachers, law enforcement officials, prevention professionals, treatment providers, policy makers, college faculty, students and dedicated volunteers who are all interested in preventing alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse in Washington State .
Who Should Attend
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Below is the representation of data collected from teams since the Fall of 2008 until today: