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Imagine you wish to take on one of the most complex public health crises in the nation. We’re talking about a costly challenge that impacts children, parents, grandparents, the entire school and higher education system, and ultimately impacts the workforce and local economies. Add to this that the challenge leads to substance misuse and untreated mental health challenges, while prevention requires an understanding of ten distinct social support programs (all with their own field of study, by the way) and can only succeed with a combination of tech-savvy, organizational development experience, social justice insights and deep political wisdom.

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Assessing Potential and Current 100% Community initiative Action Team Members’ Knowledge

Addressing the epidemic of childhood trauma is one of the most complex challenges to be taken on in any community. To those seeking to prevent trauma on a systemic countywide level, there’s a rich body of knowledge to guide you. Prevention strategies come from many fields of study including early childhood development, behavioral health, the social determinants of health, continuous quality improvement, collective impact, adaptive leadership, health and education disparities, historical trauma and familiarity with the public education and child welfare systems.

If some of these terms are unfamiliar to you, you are far from alone. Data-driven ACEs prevention is a new muti-disciplinary field that’s still evolving. Our 100% Community course was designed to provide all community leaders and stakeholders with the knowledge and skills to succeed with a process that enriches and improves communities so that residents can thrive.

The book 100% Community by Katherine Ortega Courtney, PhD and Dominic Cappello provides the insights needed to understand the key concepts guiding the 100% Community initiative.

We are a learning community, so here’s a great opportunity to do a self-assessment.
We want to set up 100% Community action teams to succeed, not tinker around the edges of problems related to ACEs, trauma and social adversity. To do this requires that we provide on-going learning experiences for all those local 100% Community initiative participants wishing to get to results. It helps all members of the 100% Community initiative, at the beginning, to get on the same page with a shared understanding of the key concepts informing the 100% Community initiative’s vision, goals, activities and desired outcomes.

This survey asks about your comfort level describing the twenty concepts. This means if you had to stand in front of a group of local community stakeholders and explain a concept, how comfortable are you? The good news is that after taking our 100% Community course, you will be comfortable discussing these concepts as you work to transform your community.


Action Team Survey

Please answer the following questions about working in a 100% Community Action Team. On a scale from 0 to 6, 0 indicates “strongly disagree” and 6 indicates “strongly agree.”
I can describe adverse childhood experiences (ACEs):
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree
I can describe a general overview of healthy child development:
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I can describe the social adversity that children, students and families can confront:
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I can describe the social determinants of health and why and how it guides the work of preventing ACEs, trauma and social adversity:
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I can describe the historical trauma and its impact on residents:
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I can describe the ten survival services and thriving services that impact family health, safety and learning:
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I can describe the practical, political and economic benefits of focusing ACEs prevention work on a county level, reaching all the cities, towns and communities with a county’s borders:
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I can describe the four phases of continuous quality improvement that guide an initiative focused on increasing the quality and accessibility of vital family services:
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I can describe the components of the collective impact model that has shown to be effective in addressing large social challenges:
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I can describe the difference between a technical challenge and an adaptive challenge, as it relates to addressing the challenges represented by the epidemic of childhood trauma:
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I can describe the benefits of doing readiness and capacity assessment in order to measure how ready county residents and stakeholders are to launch a countywide ACEs prevention project:
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I can describe the importance of working in alignment with existing local efforts to support children, students and families:
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I can describe the importance of implementing the Resilient Community Experience Survey (or any countywide survey) that assesses to what degree parents and youth have access to ten vital services for surviving and thriving-along with why services might be difficult to access.
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I can describe the elements of a logic model, which is a planning tool used in the design of community projects:
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I can describe why the using evidence-informed strategies can benefit a project focused on increasing vital family services:
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I can describe the ways that technology will strengthen projects focused on improving vital services for children, students and families:
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I can describe why relationships and partnerships with the leaders are required to improve ten vital services across a county :
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I can describe the benefits of public and private sector partnerships when developing strategies to improve vital services for family members:
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I can describe the components of the 100% Community initiative (or any countywide initiative designed to prevent ACEs, trauma and social adversity)
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

I understand the importance of self-care while one works in the arena of ACEs and trauma prevention and treatment.
Strongly Disagree 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Strongly Agree

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