Discussion Prompts: Building Communities of Hope in New England
A New England Conversation on Building Communities of Hope October 23, 2012 Springfield, MA
Panel Discussion:Through the Eyes of Those on the Ground• Rosa Hernandez, Foster Parent• Brenda Plante, Parent• Alixes Rosado, Young Adult• Suna Shaw, Portland Police Department / Outstationed Child Welfare Worker• Tracy Trotman, Head Start Family Service Coordinator
Breakout Sessions: Taking a Closer LookSession RoomA-Engaging Neighbors and Communities to Support Families: Salon ACommunity Partnerships for Protecting Children (ME)B-Building Community in Rural Areas - Athol Patch (MA) Salon AC-Working in Authentic Partnership with Parents - Better Together Salon C(NH)D-Mobilizing the Faith Community to Provide Support: Covenant Salon Dto Care for Children (CT)E-Ensuring Every Child Is Rooted in Family and Community: Tree Hampden EastHouse (MA)F-Partnering for Young Children and Ensuring School Readiness: HampshireDiscovery Initiative (CT)
World Cafe ROUND 1: DARE TO DREAM What would it look like from your chair if communities worked together in all of the ways described today to support children and families? [What’s the same / different from the way things are now?]
World Cafe ROUND 2: THE OPPORTUNITIES AND YOUR COMMITMENT TO MAKING IT HAPPEN What is something that you could do when you return back home to start making your vision a reality? How will you do it?