With graduation season upon us, I have been thinking a lot about one of my favorite graduation speeches. It’s the speech that Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey’s Anatomy, gave in 2014 at Dartmouth College. She references the typical expected advice from a graduation speech: “Follow your dreams. Listen to your spirit. Change the world. Make your mark. Find your inner voice and make it sing. Embrace failure. Dream. Dream and dream big..." And then she says, “I think that’s crap.”
The Center for the Study of Social Policy website is overflowing with resources for building resilient communities. From their Strengthening Families initiative, I have attach a set of "action sheets" that are geared to help providers improve family resilience, and a powerpoint presentation on protective factors. But I recommend spending time on the website- there are so many resources there for strategizing how to improve outcomes for youth and their families. There are multiple...
Local Sonoma County folks are hungry for resources to implement the "Strengthening Families" framework. Upstream Investments, First Five and Public Health's Maternal Child Adolescent Health teams offered recent training on Strengthening Families. All events immediately "sold out." How terrific that Karen shares a resource for how we can continue to learn more via this great website!
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