Step 2 – county project

Step 2: Sponsoring Community Forums and Great Conversations

We support the local team in sponsoring community forums and conversations across their respective counties in order to gather feedback from elected leaders,  those working in the ten surviving and thriving service sectors and the county’s youth and adult populations.

People say, “Trauma is such a complicated problem. How can we solve it?” We answer, “It’s radically simple. We work to ensure that 100% of families have access to ten vital services. Our slogan is 10@100%.”
– Anna, Age Eight authors, Katherine Ortega Courtney, PhD and Dominic Cappello

We also support all residents in understanding the challenges of ACEs by reading Anna, Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment by Katherine Ortega Courtney, PhD and Dominic Cappello.

Local 100% Community staff carefully listen to all comments, concerns, suggestions and ideas. This feedback is compiled into a report detailing the wide range of perspectives on ACEs prevention and treatment, as well as the role of the public and private sector in confronting the epidemic of childhood and family trauma. The more dialogue that can take place across the county, the more informed program staff will be about the change that the 100% Community program can represent.

We acknowledge with patience and respect that changes like those we are working to bring to a community may be difficult. A sense of loss is often associated with successful health initiatives that reshape a community landscape. Our goal is to address these concerns directly with a sense of care and delicacy so that all members come to embrace a future for our children free from abuse and adversity and see the role they can play in bringing that future to their community.

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