Today, Thursday March 10, is the fourth day in our Week of HOPE. This week is intended to spread awareness of HOPE – Healthy Outcomes from Positive ExperiencesTM and help people learn about the difference that positive childhood experiences can make for children, families, and those who serve them. Today’s theme is HOPE Family Day. HOPE aims to shift the model of care to a more collaborative and family-led framework. Parents, youth and children are the experts in what they need to thrive.
HOPE works to celebrate and honor the resiliency that families show, this is highlighted in today’s podcast episode, discussing family responses to the pandemic. We also released a bonus episode sharing the way a group of youth are accessing all four building blocks by producing their own podcast, and we are unveiling a new section of our online resources.
As an added bonus, do not miss our Week of HOPE celebration virtual swag bag with fun HOPE-themed Zoom backgrounds, HOPE face masks, and much more!
- To accommodate the busy schedules of parents we have moved our Family Day event from a live webinar to an on-demand video you can watch at your convenience. Watch Allison Stephens HOPE’s Director of Networks, Communication and Policy walk through the new resources released today that are listed below. Watch the full video here.
- We are unveiling two new activities for parents to do with their children.
- A new Virtual HOPE Family Library. This resource is a virtual library. It contains links to virtual book readings directly from YouTube. It is a wonderful opportunity to pause with your children and listen to heartwarming stories together. This practice can help build strong relationships.
- A HOPE Family Activity Book. This activity book has puzzles, coloring pages and so much more! Alongside the activities there is information about HOPE, the importance of positive childhood experiences and the different ways to access them.
- A new section has been added to our website called “Practicing PCEs” where you will be able to find resources to be used as a guide when accessing positive childhood experiences.
- We released episode four of A HOPEful Podcast today. Listen to HOPE Senior Research Assistant Loren McCullough discuss the American Academy of Pediatrics Snapshot study, sharing how parents and families have been coping throughout the pandemic. Listen to the fourth episode here.
- We also released a bonus episode of an interview with the youth-led podcast The Kids Court! Listen to the bonus episode here.
Resources about HOPE and PCEs:
- New PCEs Resource Page
- 10 Ways to Promote Positive Childhood Experiences
- Moments of HOPE
- American Academy of Pediatrics, Family Snapshot: In the Words of Parents
- JAMA Pediatrics – Child Physical Abuse Did Not Increase During the Pandemic
- HOPE During the Holidays – HOPE National Resource Center shares their favorite PCEs during the holidays.
- American Academy of Pediatrics, Family Snapshot: Financial Impact of the Pandemic on Families
- For virtual zoom backgrounds, HOPE Face Masks, games, and more check out our virtual swag bag for the Week of HOPE.