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Eugene

Eugene Crafts its Prevention Plan

18 Apr 2018
Last Thursday, Eugene kicked off a series of four prevention planning sessions with key community stakeholders to determine the prevention strategies that 90by30 will bring to the community. Hosted by Roosevelt Middle School, the sessions will examine the results of the area's Asset Mapping focus groups and pick strategies to fill in the gaps in services for families and children. Which existing programs can be strengthened, and which new ideas should we introduce? After years of careful information-gathering and reflection, it's exciting to see the prevention plan finally take shape!

Eugene Prevention Planning Session

Thursday, 12 April 2018 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Thursday, 3 May 2018 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
In 2011, the community gathered to ask an important question: what must happen to significantly reduce child abuse and neglect in Lane County? Out of that conversation, 90by30 (Reduce Child Abuse and Neglect 90% by the Year 2030) was born. For 6 years, we've interviewed Eugene residents, parents, businesses, professionals and child experts. We've studied local programs and innovative solutions from around the world. We’ve developed prevention plans in the rural areas of Lane County, and those teams are now implementing the decisions they made in ­– and for – their communities. Now, we've recruited a team of community members in Eugene to take the lead, and we’re ready for our...

Eugene Hosts Focus Groups

13 Feb 2018
The Eugene team has been busy lately, preparing to write its prevention plan by creating an "asset map" of the region's resources that accurately assesses its strengths and gaps in supports for children and families. In lieu of holding the community-wide forums conducted by the six rural teams, the team has opted to convene focus groups with key experts - who range from nonprofit leaders to educators to parents with firsthand experiences with Eugene's services. Each focus group is centered around one or two of the five protective factors, with the first covering Parental Resilience and Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development. It drew a healthy crowd of 16, while the second group of 11...