Save the Date: Introducing the Building Community Resilience's Policy & Advocacy Guide Webinar, May 23rd, 1pm-2:30pm
At the Building Community Resilience (BCR) collaborative (go.gwu.edu/bcr) – based at the Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health – we are working to improve the health and wellbeing of children, families and communities across the country. We do this by working to align systems to address the “Pair of ACEs” (go.gwu.edu/pairofaces) — adverse childhood experiences in the context of adverse community environments.

Essential to our work is making targeted shifts in program, practice and policy arenas. Among our five BCR teams across the country, they are working, for example, to co-locate supportive social service programs where children and families are, they are shifting practice by implementing trauma-informed approaches in classrooms and pediatric offices, and they are beginning to engage elected officials and advocating for policy changes.

As we did with our BCR Coalition Building and Communications Guide (go.gwu.edu/bcrcommsguide), we are again sharing our learnings to enable communities around the country to join us in taking up the work to build community resilience. That’s why we created the Building Community Resilience Policy and Advocacy Guide (go.gwu.edu/bcrpolicyguide), which focuses on engaging policymakers in city, county, state and federal legislative offices. We hope you’ll join us on May 23rd from 1pm-2:30pm EST for a webinar launching this latest BCR tool for change.

Understanding the policy landscape and thinking strategically about how, when and where to engage in policy debates can be confusing and intimidating. With the BCR Policy and Advocacy Guide and webinar, we aim to de-mystify the policy and advocacy process by providing our communities with tools and tips they can use to develop and implement a policy strategy.

Please fill out the form below to register, and we'll be in touch soon with more details regarding this webinar.

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