Youth and Family Intervention

The Youth and Family Intervention Program is available to help youth and families address issues such as teen pregnancy and to assist with planning for the future in an effort to break the cycles of generational poverty, dependence on TANF and involvement with ICW. The main components of YFI include: prevention education through Life Skills classes and individualized support for youth.

Prevention Groups

YFI partners with the Quileute Tribal School and the Quillayute Valley School District (Forks Jr. High School and Forks High School) to provide Native youth between 7th-12th grades with a variety of opportunities to receive prevention education.

Life Skills:

Youth Program staff partner with the Forks Community Prevention Coalition and the Forks Jr. High School to teach the Botvin Life Skills Curriculum to all 7th and 8th grade classes. 7th grades classes are taught 1 lesson each week for a total of 10 weeks while 8th grade classes receive a 5 week review building on what they learned in 7th grade.

Individual Support

The Youth Advocate and other Youth Program staff are also available to meet with students individually who may need extra support. Additional support may include helping students connect to community resources, or, providing academic support, senior project assistance, help with college applications, resumes, and future planning.

Group Stats 2018-2019

Total Groups: 9
Total Sessions Held: 31
Total Lessons Covered: 10
Total Youth Reached: 81 different youth attended at least one group session

Family Fun Packs 2018-2019

Total Different Families Served: 43
Total FFPs Distributed: 98

Life Skills

QVSD 6th Grade: 3 class periods/ 11 lessons each (33 classes total)
QVSD 7th Grade: 3 class periods/ 10 lessons each (30 classes total)

Ann Penn-Charles

Prevention Specialist


Youth and Family Advocate

(360) 374-2049