Healthy Youth CAN (Central Area Network)

Healthy Youth CAN (Central Area Network) Needs you helps with a survey

Friends and Colleagues-

You may know that I am coordinating an initiative designed to increase healthy behaviors and prevent youth substance use in our community.  Funded by the state DSHS/Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery's "Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative".

Entitled Healthy Youth CAN (Central Area Network), our mission is to "Increase community strengths through prevention and intervention strategies that support Central Area youth in making healthy life choices."

Central Seattle’s initiative is facilitated by a facilitated by a network of community-based organizations and stakeholders; including treatment providers, neighborhood volunteers, law enforcement, business, youth and faith-based entities.

In order to facilitate our focus and budget allocations, we need input from community!

Please complete the following anonymous survey to help us understand our communities' perceptions and needs.  Also, please note we want input from everyone, it doesn't matter whether you have children or not.

Healthy Youth Central Area Network Community Survey

Thank you, your help is very much appreciated!

Stephanie Tschida
Healthy Youth CAN
Central Area Network

Make the Good Vibe a Success

The Good Vibe, a summer concert/performance venue featuring community youth hip-hop, spoken word, and dance performers at the Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park amphitheater, is now in the planning stages.  Please contact the Network Coordinator, Stephanie Tschida at, or AmeriCorps assistant, Joe Gregory at if you are interested in participating or want information.Healthy Youth CAN (Central Area Network) follows the National office of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework and is funded by the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI), a statewide effort to develop new or existing community volunteer coalitions in the highest need communities to influence greater reductions in substance abuse and the harm it causes. Our focus is on Intervention, Community Building and Youth Asset Development.



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