Empowered Teens Coalition - Port Townsend

The Empowered Teens Coalition, Port Townsend (ETC) 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 Port Townsend School District. ETC works in collaboration with the Port Townsend School District, Olympic Educational Service District 114, and Jefferson County Public Health. Founded in the fall of 2018, ETC is governed by citizen volunteers and representatives from local agencies.

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Your Voice is Important to Us - Take Our Survey! 


Each fall, the Empowered Teens Coalition asks community members to participate in a Community Survey. The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete and gauges adult perceptions of youth alcohol and marijuana misuse. The state and the community use this data to understand community needs, gaps in perceptions, and to determine future programming. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.


Come Play & Learn with us at any of these three locations:  
BrinnonChimacum,or Port Hadlock

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is a prevention campaign by the Washington State Department of Health to educate 12 to 17 year olds about the risks and consequences of marijuana use.

Marijuana laws have changed a lot in Washington in just the last few years. But if there’s one thing you need to know, it’s that marijuana—also called pot, weed, or cannabis—is still illegal for people under 21.

The You Can campaign is brought to you by the Marijuana Prevention and Education Program within the Division of Prevention and Community Health at the Washington State Department of Health. The funding for this campaign comes directly from marijuana revenues as laid out in state Initiative 502 (I-502), now known as RCW 69.50.540.

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For more information on I-502 and the tax reforms defined in HB2136, please refer to the full initiative: I-502


To learn more about this Washington State community-based approach to preventing substance abuse, view the Community Wellness and Prevention Initiative (CWPI, formerly Prevention Redesign Initiative) (PDF).

For a discussion about prevention, Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), Good Behavior Game, Communities that Care, risk and protective factors, see this article.

Learn more about alcohol abuse.

Empowered Teens Coalition, Port Townsend Meeting Minutes

Port Townsend Prevention Coalition meeting minutes