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SOARing Together...Pre-reads for May 10 Appreciative Inquiry-SOAR Meeting

Here are ten articles or summaries related to our work:

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1. "ACEs" is a term that comes from a groundbreaking study that showed a relationship between adverse childhood experiences and later onset of chronic diseases, mental illness and substance abuse, and poor health and quality of life outcomes. The ACEs study was a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente who surveyed adults about their experiences in childhood. (14 pages)

2. This report presents evidence for HOPE (Health Outcomes of Positive Experiences) based on compelling data that reinforce the need to promote positive experiences for children and families in order to foster healthy childhood development despite the adversity common in so many families. This article contributes to a growing body of work - "The Science of Thriving" - that encourages us to better understand and support optimal child health and development. (32 pages)

3. This piece graphically depicts data from the Vermont Department for Children and Families regarding the number of reports to the DCF child protection line, the number of victims by type of abuse, and the number of total victims each year from 1990 to 2016. There is also a graph capturing data on the relationship of victimizer to victim for 2010-2016. (2 pages)

4. This is an overview of parenting programs offered by Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. (2 pages)

5. PCAVT's Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma/Safe Sleep program is outlined here. (2 pages)

6. The Healthy Relationships Project encompasses PCAVT's three curriculum-based child sexual abuse prevention programs. (2 pages)

7. Child Sexual Abuse Prevention trainings or workshops are outlined here. ( 2 pages)

8. This article presents the Mark Dias model of preventing abusive head trauma. Dr. Dias is a pediatric neurologist whose work has influenced PCAVT's program. This research demonstrates that a coordinated, hospital-based, caregiver education program, targeting parents of all newborn infants, can significantly reduce the incidence of abusive head injuries in infants and young children. (10 pages)

9. Casey Family Programs in conjunction with the State of Louisiana conducted a series of three studies on implementation of the Nurturing Parenting Program for Families with Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers (ages 0-5). The studies demonstrated very good results, found that "dosage matters" (i. e., longer programs make a difference), and demonstrated a favorable cost-savings analysis indicating that the State should be able to absorb virtually all costs of statewide delivery of the NPP 0-5 program through reductions in child maltreatment. This strong evidence base is one of the reasons we offer the Nurturing Programs. (2 pages)

10. The Colchester Sun recently ran an article on Care For Kids being implemented in three Colchester schools. This very short article captures the rationale and some of the essential components of the program in school settings. (2 pages)