South Lane

South Lane Leadership

Mary Nisewander, Co-chair

Davide Costley, Co-chair

Rachel Nordquist, Coordinator


Our Work in South Lane

Where is the South Lane Team in the process of reducing child abuse 90 percent by 2030?

After collecting data and mapping the assets and gaps in community resources, the team developed its prevention plan. In the first step of 90by30's Regional Team Roadmap to Prevention, team members collected 200 community surveys, asking South Lane residents questions like "Do you think your neighborhood watches out for kids?" and "Do you think we can reduce child abuse in this community?" Their answers provided a foundation, a starting place and an important context.


The second step of the process saw the team looking carefully at the community's available resources and gaps in services. A diverse group of South Lane residents came together to create a map of the current situation. With an eye toward filling those gaps and strengthening - not duplicating - current efforts, the team wrote its Child Abuse Prevention Plan. The Welcome Baby Box, the first strategy to be implemented in Lane County, kicked off in 2017 in South Lane. The team is now looking to begin implementation of Roots of Empathy, which teaches elementary-age children the value of empathy through interactions with an infant and caregiver, in 2018. 



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