North Lane Leadership
Tere Andrews, Co-Chair
Stacy Moeller, Co-Chair
Terah Van Dusen, Coordinator
Our Work in North Lane
North Lane is ready to hit the ground running! With the rest of our rural teams, North will be launching Roots of Empathy in several elementary-school classrooms in Fall 2018. This school-based strategy, in which a local infant and caregiver help teach children empathy and reduce aggression and bullying, has already stirred up lots of positive interest in North and other regions.
Triple P, a positive parenting program that will focus on one of North Lane's specific needs - services for older "tween" youth - will also debut in Phase 1, with strategies like Parent Cafes and the faith-based Safe Families for Children joining the roster in subsequent years.
The development of the North Lane plan was a community effort. Regional Leadership Team members surveyed more than 200 of their neighbors to gauge local attitudes on child abuse prevention. Surveys included questions like, "Do you think we can reduce child abuse in this community?" and "What would make you support a community-wide child abuse prevention plan?" Their answers provided context for the next step of the plan's development.
The team, assisted by a diverse group of North Lane residents, looked carefully at the community's available resources and gaps in services. With the goal of filling those gaps and strengthening - not duplicating - current successful efforts, the team wrote its Child Abuse Prevention Plan. By September 2018, the implementation of this plan so long in the making will be underway!
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