The HOPE National Resource Center has learned so much since we first developed the Introduction to HOPE course in 2021, largely through talking with people who are implementing the HOPE framework in the field. -Amanda Winn, MSW
Updated course reflects the evolving development of the HOPE framework
BOSTON, MA, January 31, 2024 — The HOPE National Resource Center updates its interactive online course, Introduction to HOPE – Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences, to reflect the evolving development of the HOPE framework for professionals who work in child- and family- serving fields and beyond. Originally launched in June 2021 and developed in collaboration with the Education Development Center, the self-paced course presents background information on the research surrounding positive childhood experiences (PCEs) and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Participants learn about the HOPE framework, the Four Building Blocks of HOPE, and what HOPE looks like in practice through short videos, case studies, quizzes, and other interactive activities. The online course offers a certificate of completion and 2.25 CEU/CMEs credits for physicians, nurses, psychologists, and social workers.
As of January 31, 2023, more than 1,000 people have completed the introductory course. Past participants retain access to the course and can complete the updated learning material free of charge.
“The HOPE National Resource Center has learned so much since we first developed the Introduction to HOPE course in 2021, largely through talking with people who are implementing the HOPE framework in the field,” says Amanda Winn, MSW, Director of Training and Technical Assistance. “Our revised course now incorporates our lessons learned, new research from additional states BRFSS data, and enhanced content around what HOPE in practice looks like. I would recommend this course to anyone who works with or has children!”
Upon successful completion of the Introduction to HOPE online course, learners will establish a foundational understanding of PCEs and how they can begin incorporating the HOPE framework into their work with children, families, and communities. Participants can continue to build on their work on HOPE by:
In addition to the introductory course, the HOPE National Resource Center offers a number of courses aligning the HOPE framework with related topics and professional fields including HOPE and Antiracism Approaches, HOPE and Substance Use Prevention, Intervention and Treatment, and HOPE and Pediatric Residency. Throughout the first half of 2024, the HOPE team, in collaboration with their partners, will release five new courses: HOPE and Child Welfare, HOPE and Home Visiting, HOPE and Strengthening Families, and HOPE and Goal Concordant Care.