Boone County Project LAUNCH shares the efforts during their five year grant to strengthen the network of parents and providers to establish a nurturing community that enhances the health and wellness of children and families, allowing them to reach their full potential.
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Describes innovative strategies that the six Project LAUNCH grantees funded from 2010-2015 used to improve outcomes for children, families and communities.
Reviews what has been accomplished to date in the development of the “family voice” in all the child-serving systems—not just the substance abuse system but also the systems of mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, trauma support, education, and primary care.
Makes the case for creating opportunities for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously.
Helps policy makers, practitioners, and citizen groups understand what a “parenting success” strategy looks like and how it can strengthen families and communities.
Discusses resources that service providers, advocates, and practitioners can use to better understand and engage the community in responding to children whose caregivers are negatively impacted by mental illness, substance use, or trauma.
Identifies the long-term societal benefits of investing early (from conception to age five) in effective programs for children.
Summarizes the findings of a meta-analysis of the current research literature on parent training programs to identify components associated with more effective and less effective programs.
Reports on the overall implementation of the Strengthening Families initiative and offers an analysis of successes, challenges, and next steps.