CHILDREN

  • Increase in children who report they have people they want to be like.

  • Increase in children who report that doing well in school is important to them

  • Increase in children who report that their parents or caregivers know a lot about them (for example, what makes them happy, what makes them scared)

  • Increase in children who report that they try to finish activities that they start

  • Increase in children who report that when things don't go their way, they can fix it without hurting themselves or other people (for example, without hitting others or saying mean things)

  • Increase in children who report that they know where to get help

  • Increase in children who report that they feel they fit in with other children

  • Increase in children who report that they think their families care about them when times are hard (for example, if they are sick or have done something wrong)

  • Increase in children who report that they think their friends care about them when times are hard (for example, if they are sick or have done something wrong)

  • Increase in children who report that they are treated fairly

  • Increase in children who report that they have chances to show others that they are growing up and can do things by themselves 

  • Increase in children who report that they like the way their families celebrate things like holidays or learning about their cultures

ADULTS

  • Increase in adults who report  they feel connected to their community

  • Increase in adults who report  they feel safe and included in their community

  • Increase in adults who report  they have satisfying relationships with friends, family members, neighbors, and community members.

  • Increase in adults who report that they know how and where to get help.

  •  decrease in adults who report  they sometimes have the tendency to view a crisis as a challenge they will never overcome

  • Increase in adults who report  they have a purpose to serve in our community

  • Increase in adults who report  they are proud of their ethnic background

  •  Increase in positive health outcomes

ELDERS

  • Increase in Elders who report that they have a purpose to serve in our Community 

  • Increase in Elders who report that they are connected to their community

  • Increase in Elders who report that they feel safe and included in the community

COMMUNITY

  • Increase in participants who report that our community has the people, process, and technology, to support our community in building resilience

  • Increase in participants who report that community leaders are invested in helping our community build resilience 

  • Increase in participants who report that they live in a caring community

ADOLESCENTS

  • Increase in 8th and 11th grade student Positive Youth Development

  • Increase in 8th and 11th grade students who report their emotional and mental health is good

  • Decrease in 8th and 11th grade students who report emotional or mental health care needs that were not met

  • Increase in 8th and 11th grade students who report at least one teacher or other adult in their school that really cares about them

  • Decrease in age of first use of alcohol and marijuana

PARENTS

  • Increase in parents who report  they have networks of support.

  • Increase in parents who, if they were abused as a child, report that they have access to trauma-informed parenting classes, professional support, or mentors) to offset the challenges of their childhood as they strive to become a nurturing parent

  • Increase in parents who report  they have satisfying social connections with friends, family members, neighbors, and community members

  • Increase in parents who report  they are heard, understood, and respected, by local health, behavioral health, education systems, and other service providers

  • Increase in parents who report  that they know where to get local resources if I need help for themselvesor someone else, and where to turn if that help is not available

  • Increase in parents who report  they are aware of opportunities to “give back” to others or to the community.

  • Increase in parents who report  they know about about Home Visiting and Early Childhood Efforts in Jefferson County.

  • Increase in parents who report  they have access to Home Visiting and Early Childhood Efforts in Jefferson County.

  • Increase in parents who report  they have the support they need to adjust to being a parent

  • Increase in parents who report  they have the support they need from family, friends, school, and the community

  • Increase in parents who report  they have the resources they need to help buffer against the negative consequences of daily life

  • Increase in parents who report  they feel safe at home, school, and in the community

  • Increase in parents who report  they have a healthy self-esteem—an overall positive sense of self-worth

  • Increase in parents who report  their children have an age-appropriate belief that they can be successful in different areas of life

PEOPLE LIVING WITH A DISABILITY

  • Increase in people who live with a disability who report that they  have access to care on every level

  • Increase in people who live with a disability who report that they have a place in society

  • Increase in people who live with a disability who report that they have friends in the community

  • Increase in people who live with a disability who report that they feel safe in our community

  • Increase in people who live with a disability who report that they live in a caring community

  • Increase in people who live with a disability who report that they have the tools and supports to take care of themselves.

We believe that resilience for our children is directly tied to

the wellness of our community members.

 

BestCare Prevention began working on Resilience in the fall of 2016, following a statewide conference on Mental Health Promotion and Prevention. We had just completed our Community Needs Assessment where community members identified Connectedness as our best community strength. We knew that we could build on the resilience and connectedness within our community. We also knew that, to be successful, the work had to be done in Jefferson County, for Jefferson County, and by Jefferson County.

We applied funding from two different grants to our local resilience efforts. When we began planning, we reached out to various community partners and identified what our community was already doing to help heal trauma, strengthen families, and promote positive health outcomes. We reached out to various community members and asked them to help us create a list of  goals. We have also: 

–    Evaluated local data, regional and statewide youth data.

–    Interviewed key stakeholders.

–    Set up a framework for moving forward.

–    Participated in and supported efforts by TRACEs.

–    Identified local providers and key stakeholders to engage in our efforts

–    Accepted an offer by the University of Oregon, which is already helping us with our suicide prevention efforts, to help us identify strategies and evaluate our local efforts.

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP:

–    Complete an upcoming survey to help us identify three top priorities from those listed below         because we have too many

–    Suggest priorities that we have not identified

–    Participate in our Coalition meetings to help us select and implement strategies

–    Invite other community members to help

Contact us with your thoughts, ideas, to help, or for more info!