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Policy Opportunities to Spread HOPE

Policy Opportunities to Spread HOPE

By Bob Sege and Kay Johnson This week, we focus on opportunities to spread HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) with the new Biden-Harris Administration. With the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout, families feel more stress than before, adding…

Preventing Cognitive Skill Gaps with Positive Experiences

Preventing Cognitive Skill Gaps with Positive Experiences

More and more evidence points to the important role positive childhood experiences play in child development. Today's blog post is based off of an interview with Dr. Ron Ferguson, founder and president of The Basics (a public health approach to…

A HOPE-informed approach to the initial encounter

A HOPE-informed approach to the initial encounter

How can providers translate HOPE into action? Faced with the multiple demands and increasing accountability of every aspect of the encounter, where does an assessment of assets fit in?  To answer that question, we take a step back and remember…

Engaging and Empowering Youth Through Theater

Engaging and Empowering Youth Through Theater

With public health measures surrounding Covid-19, many are feeling isolated from friends and family. The social isolation of the pandemic, as well as the recent resurgence in calls to dismantle all forms of racism, has emphasized the importance of civic…

Strengthening Families During Covid-19

Strengthening Families During Covid-19

Today’s post is based on an interview with Rev. Darrell Armstrong, pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church of Trenton, NJ for the past 20 years. He is considered a national leader on issues pertaining to child welfare and family strengthening. Most…

Policies for Positive Childhood Experiences

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?

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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