We are collecting feedback from adults who live or work in Bellingham or Ferndale about youth substance use and other important topics. Your responses will help inform and improve prevention programs for our youth.
The survey asks questions about adult perspectives as they relate to youth substance use, mental wellness and other topics that impact young people. This anonymous survey takes 5-8 minutes. Please help bring more community representation by participating and sharing. You can complete both Ferndale and Bellingham surveys if you work in both communities, or live in one and work in the other. Learn more here!
Prevention programs and services support healthy youth development, improve family functioning, and build community.
Prevention activities and programs have two goals:
When risks are reduced and protective factors increase, the likelihood that young people will engage in unhealthy behaviors like substance use can be reduced.
We work with community partners on a variety of prevention strategies to support healthy youth development. These include local community prevention coalitions, resources for parents and the community, and regional youth cannabis prevention efforts. These activities are funded through local, state, and federal funds.