In the past year, many organizations and individuals have focused on practicing HOPE in their daily work. Over that time, we have created resources as guides and suggestions on what HOPE in practice can look like, depending on the culture and needs of each person, community, and organization. Our many different resources range from fact sheets offered in different languages to guides on how to screen for positive childhood experiences (PCEs) in multiple settings. We also have resources on how to promote PCEs with LGBTQ youth and families and using HOPE in supervision and leadership efforts.
One key set of resources is our video simulations, showing screening interviews with children, youth, and families with HOPE and without HOPE. These simulations illustrate the ways that the HOPE framework supports service delivery by taking a strengths-based approach and focusing on the positive. Many organizations find the video simulations helpful in approaching existing screening tools that cannot be modified through a HOPE-informed perspective.
The resources below help bring out the unique needs and focus on the overall goal of promoting access to PCEs for every child. Using these resources in a flexible way or as inspiration helps improve the effectiveness of practicing HOPE.
If you would like more hands-on resources, check out our technical assistance and training opportunities. You also can attend our third Annual HOPE Summit, on March 29 – 30. This year, the Summit theme is Practicing HOPE. Attendees will learn from session leaders with experience implementing the HOPE framework in their work on large and small scales.
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