Making families stronger across Nebraska using the 6 Protective Factors
6 rural Nebraska communities are building Connected Youth Initiatives
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lives in poverty.
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is set by age 3.
Here’s a look at what our Connected Youth Initiative programs have been up to in the past month. Victor Rivas Rivers shares his story with Project Everlast Omaha From a gang member sophomore year to class president senior year, Victor Rivas Rivers shared his journey to success and his gratitude for the village that helped raise him at Omaha’s … Continue reading October Connected Youth Initiative roundup
On any given day, there are approximately 3,300 children and youth in out-of-home placement due to foster care in Nebraska.1 Nearly 100 days ago, H.R. 5456, the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016, received bipartisan support from the U.S. House of Representatives and landed on the Senate floor. Since then, more than 20 U.S. … Continue reading Time for Congress to put families first
A major focus of the Rooted in Relationships initiative is supporting childcare programs as they implement the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children. The Pyramid Model is a framework of evidence-based practices that promote the social, emotional, and behavioral competence of young children. That’s enough jargon to make your head spin! But what does … Continue reading Pyramid Model tips for parents
On September 12, more than 400 people gathered together at the Changemakers luncheon to celebrate victories, reflect on the fight to protect Nebraska’s children, and renew their motivation to keep fighting for change. To say that it was inspiring would be an understatement! The event began with a special gathering Sunday evening at Omaha’s Bike … Continue reading Celebrating a year of positive change