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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.

Family Strengthening/Family Engagement | Social and Emotional Well-Being | System Change

Describes innovative strategies that the six Project LAUNCH grantees funded from 2010-2015 used to improve outcomes for children, families and communities.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Capacity Building/Workforce Development | Developmentally Appropriate | Disparities/Disproportionalities | Early Care and Education | Early Childhood | Evaluation | Evidence Based/Informed | Family Strengthening/Family Engagement | Home Visiting | Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care | Parent Skills Training | Partnership | Policy | Resource Leveraging | Screening and Assessment | Social and Emotional Well-Being | Substance Use Prevention | Sustainability | System Change

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.

Family Strengthening/Family Engagement | System Change

Makes the case for creating opportunities for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously.

Early Care and Education | Education | Family Strengthening/Family Engagement | System Change

Helps policy makers, practitioners, and citizen groups understand what a “parenting success” strategy looks like and how it can strengthen families and communities.

Family Strengthening/Family Engagement | System Change

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.

Family Strengthening/Family Engagement | Behavioral Health/Mental Health | System Change

Identifies the long-term societal benefits of investing early (from conception to age five) in effective programs for children.

Family Strengthening/Family Engagement | Parent Skills Training | System Change

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.

Family Strengthening/Family Engagement | Parent Skills Training | System Change

Reports on the overall implementation of the Strengthening Families initiative and offers an analysis of successes, challenges, and next steps.

Family Strengthening/Family Engagement | System Change