LESSON 1:I – What are the learning objectives of this lesson?
What are we learning?
In this session, we review the key concepts that guide our 100% New Mexico initiative. We will reinforce the goals and components of the county initiative — a program designed to strengthen a collaborative and data-driven process of capacity-building.
The ultimate goal of the initiative is to prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), childhood trauma, social adversity and maltreatment that sends families into the child welfare systems. We seek to improve health and safety outcomes for the children, youth, families and communities we serve.
Our hypothesis: If we provide to families ten vital services for surviving and thriving, we can increase family and community resilience factors and decrease childhood adversity, trauma and maltreatment. The course supports an analysis of the community “systems of safety and care” to provide insights into problems and solutions.
Participants completing the online course will be able to:
- Navigate the 100% Community course website to access lesson objectives, lessons and links to resources, data and research.
- Describe the key points of the course text books Anna, Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment and 100% Community: Ensuring trauma-free and thriving children, students and families, including the root causes, cost and consequences of adverse childhood experiences, trauma and social adversity.
- Describe the concepts and frameworks used to understand challenges and design solutions including: the social determinants of health, collective impact and continuous quality improvement.
- Describe the social determinants of health, why they guide the 100% New Mexico initiative, and the ten vital family services/programs shown to create resilient childhoods and strengthen families.
- Demonstrate how to communicate effectively about the course and initiative and local projects the team are developing.