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Children - Potential Community Strategies and Initiatives

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Initiatives for Goal 1:

Children will grow up in a stable, safe, and supportive community
  1. Improve services by implementing evidence based models including Trauma Informed Care and Strengthening Families
  2. Focus on reducing gun violence using multi-pronged approach
  3. Internet safety education for children, youth and parents

Initiatives for Goal 2:

Children will achieve comprehensive health
  1. Implement a countywide wellness initiative on healthy eating and physical activity, particularly in Erie County Parks
  2. Implement the Ages and Stages Questionnaire countywide to help identify social-emotional and developmental delays in young children and link families to available services to address delays
  3. Expanded training for early childhood teachers
  4. Convene Community stakeholders to adopt the National Infant and Toddler Collaborative

Initiatives for Goal 3:

Children will realize their greatest potential
  1. Implement strategies that support student success at every stage of development, including convening a Community Impact Committee comprised of a cross section of community stakeholders
  2. Assess the availability of Universal Pre-K and student success throughout Erie County
  3. Create a Mindfulness Advisory Team to inform policy and practice that will support successful learning transitions for children, throughout their pre-K, elementary and secondary education