The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) was pleased to host the Positive Community Norms (PCN) Training Institute November 6-7, 2019 at the Millbottom in Jefferson City. The Montana Institute (TMI) National Team did not disappoint. Thank you Dr. Jeff Linkenbach, Dr. Bob Sege and Jennifer Jones for a fantastic learning experience. CTF is also appreciative of the approximate sixty guests in attendance who were actively engaged and receptive to the information. Altogether, we bring great energy and motivation into the next steps of the process in identifying and addressing social norms that prevent child maltreatment. Thank you again! We are excited moving forward.
Dr. Jeff Linkenbach, EdD, MA, Director and Chief Research Scientist of The Montana Institute
> HOPE for Child Maltreatment Prevention in Missouri Day 1
> HOPE for Child Maltreatment Prevention in Missouri Day 2
> Introduction to Positive Community Norms
> Balancing Aces With Hope
> Applying SOTP to Health and Safety
Robert Sege, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine
> HOPE: Healthy Outcomes From Positive Experiences
> Introduction to HOPE: Healthy Outcomes From Positive Experiences PORTFOLIO
Jennifer Jones, MSW, Director of the Change in Mind (CiM) Institute, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities:
> Change in Mind: Applying Neurosciences to Revitalize Communities
Mother Nature forced the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) to cancel its Positive Community Norms (PCN) Training Institute in May because of flooding and the aftermath of a tornado in Jefferson City.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS Take II! CTF has rescheduled and will host the PCN Training Institute on Wednesday, November 6 and Thursday, November 7 at the Millbottom Event Center in Jefferson City.
Much work has already been done in preparation of this event, but we are in the process of continued planning and adjustments; therefore, information will be forthcoming regarding registration, logistics, hotel accommodations, etc. We hope these new dates make it on your calendar.
Thank you for your patience!
HOPE for Child Maltreatment Prevention in Missouri:
Using the Science of the Positive to Identify & Increase Protective Cultural Norms
You are invited to a two-day exclusive event! (rev6.27.19)
• 10a – 4:30p Wednesday, November 6 & 9a – 3p Thursday, November 7, 2019
• Millbottom Event Center — 400 West Main Street, Jefferson City
Please join the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) for a two-day working meeting and learning event to explore how to apply Positive Community Norms to improve child wellbeing, increase positive parenting practices and prevent child maltreatment in our state. This FREE, invitation-only event will kick off a multi-year data collection and communication project designed to promote healthy and protective cultural norms.
Topics will include:
• New research on Health Outcomes from Positive Experiences (HOPE), a powerful complement to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)-based work that presents new opportunities for promoting resiliency and health in children.
• How the Science of the Positive can be used to identify the strengths and protective factors that already exist in our communities, and amplify them to create meaningful social change.
• How we plan to engage the Positive Community Norms approach to prevention over the next three years, and how you can be part of the process.
The Positive is Real & Worth Growing!
CTF is pleased to present Dr. Jeff Linkenbach, EdD, MA, Director and Chief Research Scientist of The Montana Institute. Dr. Linkenbach is the founder of the Science of the Positive framework and the Positive Community Norms approach to prevention, which have been used to help communities achieve measurable transformation around a wide range of health and safety issues. Dr. Linkenbach has worked with the CDC, PCAA, FRIENDS and other national organizations on issues related to child maltreatment prevention.
• Robert Sege, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine
• Jennifer Jones, MSW, Director of the Change in Mind (CiM) Institute, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
This event is FREE and by invitation only, with meals/beverages provided. Space is limited >> Please REGISTER online via the link with in your invite email to reserve your seat! Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573.751.5147/2266. Thank you!
Jeff Linkenbach, EdD, MA, is Director and Chief Research Scientist at The Montana Institute and a Faculty Affiliate at the University of Montana’s Mansfield Academy for Global Leadership. During his three decades of public health leadership, Dr. Linkenbach developed the Science of the Positive Framework (SOTP) and the Positive Community Norms Approach to Prevention (PCN), which are currently being used by tribal, federal, state, and local organizations to achieve positive change and transformation around numerous issues, including child maltreatment. He has been instrumental in incorporating normative approaches into child abuse prevention work. He was invited to lend his social norms expertise to the CDC’s three-year Knowledge to Action think tank; the CDC later commissioned him to write a supplement to “Essentials for Childhood” on Positive Community Norms, which established his Seven Step Model for PCN Communication as the national standard. He has conducted norms research related to child abuse prevention in Wisconsin and West Virginia, and has provided training and consultation to numerous community, state and national groups. Prevent Child Abuse America commissioned him to write a publication called “Making the Case: Why Prevention Matters”, and later tapped him to create and conduct two national surveys on norms and perceptions related to child abuse prevention.
Robert Sege, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he directs a new Center for Community-engaged medicine. Dr. Sege is nationally known for his research on effective health systems approaches to the prevention of child abuse and neglect through supporting parents and other caregivers. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington, D.C., and serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Children’s Trust and Prevent Child Abuse America. He has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, and on its Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poisoning Prevention. He is a graduate of Yale College, and received his PhD in Biology from MIT and his MD from Harvard Medical School.
Jennifer Jones, MSW, is the Director of the Change in Mind (CiM) Institute at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, which serves as a hub for disseminating knowledge on the latest advances in neurosciences. For the past three years, Jones led the Change in Mind Initiative, a partnership to infuse, align, and accelerate brain science research into practice and policies with 15 non-profit agencies in the U.S. and Canada. Jones previously served as the Associate Director of the Wisconsin Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) and led the agency’s efforts on Adverse Childhood Experiences and Positive Community Norms. ones was also responsible for CTF’s strategic planning, public policy, and communications efforts. For her last two years there, Jones served as Interim Executive Director and coordinated all activities related to the Governor-appointed Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board.