Regional Coalition: Building a Region of Resilience NWGA

Mission & Broad Goals

Building a Region of Resilience NWGA’s mission drives them to advocate for system changes that eliminate the barriers and inefficiencies standing in the way of progress and positive outcomes for the well-being of kids and families.

Building a Region of Resilience NWGA has sought and seeks to accomplish this by:

  • Building capacity of coordinators and key collaborative partners/leaders to support & promote trauma/poverty-informed strategy development and implementation through various activities.

  • Increasing community awareness of the effects of trauma on children and communities and ways to support positive youth development to reduce the adverse effects of trauma. This increased awareness aids in building a common language and understanding across the region.

  • Utilizing of evidence-based programs and practices like: Connections Matter, Darkness to Light, Bridges out of Poverty, the Prosperity Community Model, Mental Health First Aid - Question Persuade Refer (QPR), and other appropriate trauma/poverty activities.

  • Influencing systems change by increasing awareness of the Strengthening Families framework and building the capacity of collaboratives & their partners to design and implement strategies and activities that align with the framework and protective factors and/or reflect understanding of poverty, trauma and adversity, and their effects on outcomes for children and families.

Coalition Geographic Service Area:

Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, Whitfield

Ways To Connect

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