Empowered Teens Coalition - Chimacum

The Empowered Teens Coalition, Chimacum (ETC), a volunteer prevention advocacy organization, brings parents, schools, agencies, community groups, and community members together to work on preventing youth substance use and abuse. We work primarily in the Chimacum School District in collaboration with the district, the Olympic Educational Service District 114, and Jefferson County Public Health. Founded in the fall of 2013, ETC is governed by citizen volunteers and representatives from local agencies.

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Your Voice is Important to Us - Take Our Survey!


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 (If you live in zip code 98339, 98325, 98365, 98320, or 98358 please use this link. If you live in zip code 98368 please use this link---complete the survey). 

Talk. They Hear You.

SAMHSA's underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol.
Click here for more information.


Guiding Good Choices - Spring 2021 (PDF)

  • FREE, 5-week workshop hosted via Zoom
  • All 5 Tuesdays in March:
    3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
    All 5 Thursdays in April:
    4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
  • What You Will Learn:
    • Tools to help youth build positive relationships & healthy, drug-free lives during COVID-19 and beyond
    • How to develop healthy communication and clear standards
    • How to help youth avoid negative influences
    • How to manage conflict and express anger constructively
    • How to involve everyone and strengthen family bonds
  • To register, contact Lindsay Scalf, lscalf@co.jefferson.wa.us, 360.385.9419
  • Sign up with a friend and you'll both receive a $20 gift card to a local business!
    (limited to the first 10 registrations)
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You Can

You Can 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.

For more information on I-502 and the tax reforms defined in HB 2136, please refer to the full initiative: i502

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Out of the Picture

The Out of the Picture campaign is supported by the Washington Healthy Youth Coalition, a partnership of several Washington state agencies and organizations who are united in preventing underage use of alcohol and marijuana. One of these agencies, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), is sponsoring this campaign with funding from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Washington teens, substance use prevention professionals and researchers were involved in creating the campaign.

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Prevention Coalition Document Resources


Empowered Teens Coalition Meeting Minutes

View Chimacum Prevention Coalition meeting minutes.