Written by Linda Sheriff, M. Ed.; Deputy Director, The Center For Health and Health Care in Schools; The George Washington University
Disclaimer: Moving Health Care Upstream is a collaborative effort co-led by Nemours Children’s Health System (Nemours) and the Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities at the University of California- Los Angeles (UCLA). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Nemours, UCLA or the Moving Health Care Upstream initiative.
Who should you partner with to create lasting change through resilience in your community? The Building Community Resilience (BCR) initiative aims to address, prevent, and reduce the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and adverse community environments (ACEs) on children’s health and wellbeing (The “Pair of ACEs”). An essential element of the successes of BCR’s five test sites around the country has been strategic collaborations. In your work to build resilience, identifying and pooling resources with the right partners will help advance your goals. The Pair of ACEs Tree image can help you describe the issues and opportunities to potential partners. And the BCR Coalition Building and Communications Guide and webinar offer practical approaches to communicating your visions for community resilience and in creating a shared understanding with partners. [Read more…]