The way a child responds to a traumatic event correlates to the child’s future and well-being.
The RPA Resiliency Collective is committed to reducing the exposure to and impact of trauma by increasing resiliency of youth and families in the City of Roanoke.
an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic events, including abuse or neglect. ACEs are strongly associated to the development and prevalence of a wide range of health problems throughout a person’s lifespan, including substance misuse, depression, and many other illnesses and disorders.
is the ability to withstand, adapt to, and recover from adversity.
The Resiliency Collective is working to increase resiliency as a direct prevention effort to counter the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences, ACEs, and trauma. A collective impact is a framework to tackle deeply entrenched and complex social problems. It is an innovative at structured approach to making collaboration work across government, business, philanthropy, non-profit organizations and citizens to achieve significant and lasting social change.
Five Conditions to Collective Impact Success:
- Common Agenda
- Shared Measurement
- Mutually Reinforcing Activities
- Continuous Communication
- Backbone Support
- Goodwill Industries of Roanoke Valley
- Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley
- Office of Attorney General
- Rescue Mission
- Roanoke City Department of Health
- Roanoke City Department of Human and Social Services
- Roanoke City Department of Juvenile Justice
- Roanoke City Police Department
- Roanoke City Public Schools