Welcome to Pend Oreille County’s

Prevention Program

About Prevention

Pend Oreille County’s Prevention program is part of Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery’s Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative.  We use evidenced-based programs and strategies to prevent youth substance use in Pend Oreille County.

Our Services

The purpose of this program is to link youth and community members to education, awareness, and intervention campaigns in order to prevent substance use and underage drinking.  In 2013 we formed a Community Coalition in the Cusick School District called the Panther Country Coalition.

Panther Country Coalition

Resources for Adults

Start Talking before they Start Drinking or Using Marijuana:   https://starttalkingnow.org/

Partnership for Drug Free Kids:  https://drugfree.org/

Safely Dispose Unused Prescription Medicines at Local Drug Take Back Sites:   http://www.takebackyourmeds.org/

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America:   http://www.cadca.org

Suicide Prevention:   https://helpguide.org/articles/suicide-prevention/suicide-prevention.htm

Panther Country Coalition Updates:   http://panthercountrycoalition.com

Resources for TEENS

Questions & Answers about Marijuana:  http://listen2yourselfie.org/2016/03/02/landing/

What is Vaping:   https://www.escapethevape.org

Teen Link ~ Don’t Keep it In.  Talk it Out:   https://www.866teenlink.org

Cusick’s Youth Coalition:  Life Saving Taskforce (find us on Facebook!)

We welcome your suggestions and would love for you to join our efforts in prevention!  If you are a parent, youth, business owner, health care worker, clergy, teacher, law enforcement, community member, volunteer, or friendly neighbor interested in reducing youth substance use in Pend Oreille County please contact us today!

Carrie McKinley, CPP

Panther Country Coalition Coordinator


509-447-5651 or 509-447-6419