February 3, 2020 By 0 Comments

Forty-nine individuals from 26 different entities in Hamilton County have committed to joining together to learn and plan so that Hamilton County youth become more resilient

Building Families staffNo one organization can solve the conditions that cause Adverse Childhood Experiences. Nor can one agency address the impact ACEs have on physical and mental health, educational achievement, economic success, and our justice system. That’s why Power Up YOUth coalition members sought to bring to Hamilton County the Community-Based Lemonade for Life Pilot Project, a research project from the University of Kansas made available through the Iowa Dept. of Public Health.

Forty-nine individuals from 26 different entities in Hamilton County have committed to joining together to learn and plan so that Hamilton County youth become more resilient. We begin by learning about Adverse Childhood Experiences on March 3rd. Then March 24th we reconvene to learn best practices and tools to address Adverse Childhood Experiences. We end that day by creating a plan so our local organizations and networks can to help youth and their families become more resilient and stop the cycle of trauma in families. During the ensuing months, the trainers reconnect with us to check on our progress and coach us over obstacles.

We’d like to celebrate the agencies and people who have decided to join in. In the following weeks you will see them here.

We at Power Up YOUth can hardly wait to begin.

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