Emotional Health

Pocket Full of Feelings
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 Pocket full of feelings


Pocket Full of Feelings is an educational kit designed to teach children from pre-kindergarteners to teenagers how to deal with their feelings and change their behavior. “I believe behavior is driven by feelings,” said Teresa Crouter, prevention specialist coordinator at Northwest Parenting. She noted the Pocket Full of Feelings slogan, “Feelings are real and something we feel. What matters the most is the way we deal.” The kits use activities that teach children to change the way they deal with feelings. Tools include interactive cards, coloring books, workbooks, teachers’ tools and more to help raise emotional intelligence for academic success, teach people to deal with difficult behavior and improve relationships.


Kits placed in preschools and Head Start programs

Free coloring books and crayons in doctors’ offices, public forums

Workshop for educators with co-creator Ann Corwin

Partners: Northwest Parenting, Providence Seaside Hospital, Youth Think, OSU Extension Service.

$10,000 Providence grant.

Paper Tigers
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Paper Tiger Poster

"Paper Tigers” is a film of hope, possibilities and courage. It features the Walla Walla, Washington, community and Lincoln High School, an alternative school that specializes in educating traumatized youth. It gives an intimate look at their challenges and shows how changing the  approach problems has a dramatic effect on success.

The Way to Wellville and the Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization sponsored a free public showing April 5, 2016 at the Liberty Theater. A panel discussion on Trauma Informed Care followed the screening. The film is also being used in schools as an education tool. Another public screening will be held in January 2017 at a different location in Clatsop County. A panel discussion on Trauma Informed Care will follow the screening.


300 people attended Astoria screening

Film available to borrow at Education Service District office and The Way to Wellville office

Additional screening planned in South Clatsop County          

Partners: Columbia Pacific CCO, Providence Seaside Hospital, Northwest Parenting.

$10,000 Providence grant.

Columbia Pacific CCO support.

Tall Cop Says Stop
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“You can’t stop what you don’t know,” says Officer Jermaine Galloway, an expert in drug and alcohol trends. Tall Cop Says Stop is a workshop designed to help people recognize dangers, identify signs and prevent drug and alcohol abuse. With more than 120 visual aids, such as T-shirts promoting such products, logos, pipes, drinks, edible marijuana products, Galloway shows parents, educators, law enforcement workers and others how companies use promotional techniques  to attract consumers.

The 6-foot-9 officer has been in Idaho law enforcement since 1997 and is one of the nation’s top experts in drug and alcohol trends. He says it is important for all who are involved in prevention, education, treatment or enforcement to understand sweeping changes in the drug culture.

Results of two workshops presented in Astoria in October 2016:

4-hour workshop for educators

2-hour workshop for community           

Partners: Providence Seaside Hospital, Lower Columbia Hispanic Council, North Coast Prevention Works, Northwest Parenting and Hope for Recovery.

$10,000 Providence grant.