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HOPE, Engagement, and COVID-19

Last week, I wrote a brief blog post about a HOPE-informed approach to the restrictions from COVID-19. Since then, I’ve been thinking about one of the building blocks of HOPE: engagement. As children grow and develop, engaging with the larger…

Parents Are NOT Broken

Written by Corey B. Best, consultant and professional guide, Birth Parent National Network, for the Children's Bureau Express. HOPE is fortunate and grateful to have Corey as a member of its National Advisory Board. Re-posted here with his permission. When…

Health Equity and HOPE

As described in Dina’s recent blog, our team just returned from California. The issue of health equity arose in our discussions; this blog addresses how we think about HOPE and equity. HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) arises from a…

Policies for Positive Childhood Experiences

It is now 2020, and I’m tempted to make jokes about having “20/20 vision” for the future. Let’s pass up those jokes, and concentrate a little bit of what we learned in the past year. Across the United States, those of us…

How can WE Increase HOPE in Communities?

Promote nurturing, supportive relationships by addressing parents’ mental health needs; encouraging play, reading aloud, and talking together.Help families learn to receive and share parenting information with their community.  Support safe, stable, and protective environments by linking children and families with support…

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