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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
“Hope for every child, support for every child, support for every family"
“Working together to grow healthy, resilient, engaged families in Upper Kittitas County”
Affordable mistakes are prime opportunities for learning.
Adolescents who use substances before the age of 15 are five times more likely to develop addictions.
These are 5 recommendations for prevention drug and alcohol use in middle school
1. Explain your expectations FREQUENTLY.
2. Limit opportunities for experimentation.
3. Limit access.
4. Practice how to handle uncomfortable situations.
5. Be careful what you're modeling.
The Cascade Prevention Coalition (CPC) was formed in the fall of 2011; it includes participation from schools, business, media, law enforcement, public health, youth-serving organizations, mental health providers, treatment providers, civic organizations, city and county government, youth, parents and volunteers from our community.
Raise self-confident, motivated children who are ready for the real world. Loving, yet powerful tools for parenting children of all ages.
Is a parent education campaign that encourages parents to speak with their children and teens about the risks of underage drinking and youth marijuana use and provide educational resources for families and communities. Visit the Start Talking Now web site.
Mentoring is an evidence-based community prevention program in which youth are provided support and resources through a connection with a trusted adult. Mentoring is proven to support school connectedness, social competence, bonding, and belief in a hopeful future for youth. This program is provided by Youth Services of Kittitas County.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.