Eastern Washington Sector Summit 2017

Join US!

Free Event with Lunch Provided
Monday, April 24th 9am-4pm Lunch Provided

Please join us for an exciting daylong training for all Youth and Community Prevention Coalitions. Coalition leaders, members and potential members will participate together and learn:

  • What Prevention is all about
  • How to be a Key Communicator
  • Why Youth and Prevention are so important
  • How you can be a change agent in your school
  • How to engage sectors and make an impact
  • What works and what doesn't
  • Learn how to bounce back after adversity
  • Strategies you can do in your school and community!

Download a copy of the Program.

Agenda at a Glance

8:00am – 9:00am – Registration
9:00am – 9:20am – Welcome in Chardonnay
9:20am – 9:30am – Break
9:30am - 10:30am - Session 01
10:30am – 10:40am – Break
10:40am – 11:40am – Sessions 02
11:40am – 1:00pm – Lunch in general assembly room/youth Activity in Marlot and Adult Activity in Lemberger Board Room
1:00pm – 2:00pm – 03
2:00pm – 2:10pm – Break and Video sessions
2:10pm – 3:10pm – Sessions 04
3:10pm – 3:20pm –Break and Video Sessions
3:20pm – 4:00pm – Closing “The Higher You Fall The Higher You Bounce” by Jordan Chaney.

List of Sessions

  • Prevention 101: Effective Prevention Tools, What Works and What Doesn’t
  • The Role of ACES In Substance Abuse and How Coalitions Can Make An Impact
  • Gaining Perspective: How To Make Data Useful To You
  • Developing Youth Coalitions 101
  • Building Bounce Back Kids
  • Bringing Focus: Making Data Match Your Strategies
  • Engaging Sectors: Law Enforcement and Religious Organizations
  • Vape and Marijuana TOT
  • Leadership Development
  • Building Positive School connections: Know Your Sector
  • Retailer Education Training TOT
  • Engaging Communities Through Cultural Humility
  • Prevention 101: Effective Prevention Tools, What Works and What Doesn’t
  • Connect First: Building Reciprocal Partnerships
  • Environmental Strategies
  • Youth Coalition Impacts and Sustainability



When: Monday, April 24th 9am-4pm
Lunch Provided

Where: Holiday Inn Express
4525 Convention Place
Pasco, WA 99301


Clock hours, CEU’s and Certificates available


Lodging Information

We have partnered with the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pasco-TriCities for potential lodging for our out of town guests. Rooms are available at a special government rate for single room at $96 per night and a room that can sleep up to six persons being $106.

Contact Information

For more information about the Summit or to inquire about summit and scholarships contact:

Jennifer Dorsett,
Prosser CIA Coordinator


Sarah Meyers,
PACE Coordinator

Registration Form

Please fill out this form to register for the event. There is a photo release form that we are asking you to download and bring signed to the event (if you are a youth, your parents will have to sign it)

Name *
Phone *
Please describe what role you have in a CPWI community coalition.
What city and county is the coalition you are associated with from?
Population *
Are you an adult or youth?
The conference is partnering with Holiday Inn for lodging. Will you be staying there.
There is the possibility of a scholarships for youth teams to be able to pay for lodging. If you are a youth team in need of a scholarship please describe your situation.
Boxed Lunch Options *
We are offering lunch free of charge with the following options.
Travel Assistance
We are offering the ability for persons to receive travel assistance if you are traveling more than 40 miles. Do you need travel assistance?
Professional Certification
For person who need Continuing Eduction Units (CEUs) or Clock Hours, these are offered. Please only select these if you need them.

Job Posting -- Youth Coordinator (Internship/Work Experience)

The Prosser CIA is soliciting a request for qualifications from an individual or organization to serve as a Youth Coordinator where you will be able to gain experience in working with youth.

Salary: $15
Schedule: 20 hours per week during the summer months; 10-15 hours per week during school year as school schedule permits.

Applications Due by June 10th

We Were Awarded the DFC Grant

A graphic of the various grantees for the 2015 Fiscal year of the DFC

It really is exciting times here in Prosser for the coalition. We recently found out that we were awarded the Drug Free Communities Grant from the Federal Government. If you aren't sure what this is, it's a really big deal. For the 2015 Fiscal Year, the $86 million will fund 188 new Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grants, 486 continuation grants for coalitions already in a five-year cycle, 20 new DFC Mentoring (DFC-M) grants and 3 continuation DFC-M grants. These grants provide community coalitions needed support to prevent and reduce youth substance use.

The Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) is a Federal grant program that provides funding to community-based coalitions that organize to prevent youth substance use. Since the passage of the DFC Act in 1997, the DFC Program has funded more than 2,000 coalitions and currently mobilizes nearly 9,000 community volunteers across the country. The philosophy behind the DFC Program is that local drug problems require local solutions. With a small Federal investment, the DFC Program doubles the amount of funding through the DFC Program’s match requirement, to address youth substance use. Recent evaluation data indicate that where DFC dollars are invested, youth substance use is lower. Over the life of the DFC Program, youth living in DFC communities have experienced reductions in alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use.
— Office of National Drug Control Policy
Infographic taken from the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Infographic taken from the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Infographic taken from the Office of National Drug Control Policy

We will be sharing a lot more with you as this process rolls out, but there is one very special announcement that we can make right now:

2015-09-14,  Welcome to Prosser Join Our Team.jpg

Photo Credit Historic Prosser Washington by  Colleen Lane

The Prosser CIA is soliciting a request for qualifications from an individual or organization to serve as the DFC Coalition Coordinator, and provide assistance and direction to the community coalition and help guide the continuous development and implementation of a community substance abuse prevention plan.

This position is funding by the Drug Free Communities Federal Grant and will be in place for 5 years, pending continued funding with an opportunity to re-apply for years 6-10.  This position works closely with our Department of Behavioral Health and Recovery Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative Community Coordinator and other support staff.


Guiding Good Choices Parent Training

We want to remind all of you about our Guiding Good Choices Training. It is designed for people involved in the upbringing and education of children aged 9 to 14 years old.

Register today, space is limited. In this workshop you will get information on how to help young children and teenagers:

  • Build communication skills with adults and each other
  • Make good choices when faced with difficult situations
  • Family bonding techniques that are fun for the whole family
  • And so much more!

Links to Calendar Events

If you haven't already registered it's not too late.

This workshop is brought to you by DSHS, Prosser C.I.A. Coalition and Prosser School District.

This workshop is free. All materials will be provided.


Housel Middle School
2047 Highland Dr
Prosser, WA 99350

Busy Times for Prosser CIA

There have been a lot of great events and activities that have been going on for us recently. We wanted to be able to share some photos with everybody from some recent events.

Our #ProsserSummerChallenge went phenomenally well. You can see some of the winners

#ProsserSummerChallenge Winner

#ProsserSummerChallenge Winner

You can also see the posts on Instagram #ProsserSummerChallenge

You can also read more about the rules.

We opened up a long term prescription take back program at PMH Medical Center ER

Ribbon cutting for long term prescription take back program at PMH Medical Center ER

Ribbon cutting for long term prescription take back program at PMH Medical Center ER

We also held our Key Leader Event

Key leader event

Members at key leader event

We were on at the news talk 870 for the Start Talking Now Campaign

Jennifer at News talk 870 Start Talking Now Campaign

Zebbie was appointed as a member of the Prosser School Board

School board meeting, Zebbie school board member announcement

And there have been so much more. Here is just a taste.

2015 Sector Coalition Summit

The Prosser CIA Coalition in partnership with the Pasco Discovery Coalition are proud to announce the 2015 Eastern Washington CPWI Sector Summit. You are invited to join us for an exciting, daylong training for all CPWI and DFC community coalitions. Coalition members and potential members will learn:

  • How to increase capacity to address cross-community sector sharing
  • Methods to increase coalition development and coalition member capacity to effectively serve as a representative within the community and their sphere of professional influence
  • Substance abuse prevention and the Strategic Prevention Framework
  • CEU’s, clock hours and certificates are available
  • Hotel rooms reserved at discounted rate at the Kennewick Hilton Garden Inn Tri-Cities

Youth CIA Member Wins State Award!

Zebbie Castilleja, our youth representative and board secretary was presented with the Exemplary Youth Leadership Award from Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, at the Washington State Prevention Summit, Oct 19-21.  He has been integral in connecting youth and the school district to our coalition. Zebbie volunteers frequently and is always willing to take on additional tasks and seek new ways to involve the community in prevention. Zebbie recently started a club called Acts of Random Kindness and is a member of his high school youth prevention club. He is a key leader in his school and community, building and strengthening partnerships with both youth and local community groups.

Information From Prosser Drug and Alcohol Information Night

We were very lucky to have a really great event for our Drug and Alcohol Information Night. It featured some really great spekers, Derek Franklin of Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention and Mary Sagawa of the Washington State Liquor Control Board. It was really a fantastic event. With a ton of information to share. We wanted to be able to share with you the presentations and other information just in case you missed it.

You can find a copy of Derek Franklin's presentation regarding I-1183 and I-502: Updates, Impacts and Strategies for Prevention. You can find Mary Sagawa's presentation slides for the information night and for the professional development portion.


Community Survey

Our Coalition’s needs assessment includes a comprehensive review of the existing data around risk and protective factors, and community needs. It includes results of recent youth, resource and community surveys that identify resources, gaps, and need for services in Prosser Washington.

Our Coalition’s needs assessment process involved multiple methods and focused on a diversity of community members. We collected data from our partners and local government to get started and then were able to use our community survey and data books provided by DBHR. The information that was collected included demographic data for the general population of Prosser; an overview of substance abuse problems in students; risk and protective factors, environmental conditions, and services/resources needed.

Every year we do a new community survey which helps us reevaluate our strategic plan. We would love it if you would be willing to take a little bit of time (about 10-15 minutes) if you are over 18 years old and live  or work in Benton County to take our community survey. We have versions in English and Spanish.

English - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PRXON

Spanish - https://es.surveymonkey.com/s/PRXONSP

Excited For Our New Website

We are excited to launch our new website. It is filled with some great content. Not only can you find out more about who we are as an organization, you can find out more ways that you can get involved.

We would love for you to spend some time looking over the website, and all of the various parts of it. We look forward to continuing to be able to add more information to keep all of you up to date about the collation activities.

We decided to go with Squarespace for hosting and a system. The site was designed by Jacob Campbell at The Design Clinic.