Showing posts with label #childdevelopment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #childdevelopment. Show all posts

Saturday, February 3, 2024

🧒IMSPARK: Preventing and Mitigating Adverse Childhood Experiences🧒


🧒Imagine… Preventing and Mitigating Adverse Childhood Experiences🧒


💡 Imagined Endstate: 


The Pacific region has successfully implemented evidence-based policies and practices that prevent and mitigate adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction. The region has fostered a health, safety, and well-being culture where children and families can thrive in supportive and nurturing environments.


🔗Link: 


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📚Source: 


Wallace, M., & Rademacher, I. (2023). Building an inclusive financial system: A global economic & social imperative for this decade. Aspen Institute. 


💥 What's the Big Deal: 


The report by Wallace and Rademacher (2023) provides a comprehensive and practical toolkit for state and territorial health agencies to develop and implement policies that prevent and mitigate ACEs.🌈The report covers the epidemiology, etiology, consequences, and prevention strategies of ACEs and various stakeholders' policy levers, roles, and responsibilitiesThe report also provides examples of state and territorial policies and programs that address ACEs and resources and tools for policy development and evaluation. 
 
ACEs are a vital challenge for the Pacific region, as they affect the health and well-being of many children and families, especially those who face social and economic disparities.🙌By implementing evidence-based policies and practices that prevent and mitigate ACEs, the Pacific region can enhance its health, safety, and well-being and reduce the risk of adverse outcomes and intergenerational cycles of trauma. 🏥 The policies and practices can also support the region's health, safety, and well-being and enable more children and families to thrive in supportive and nurturing environments.


#ACEs,#childdevelopment, #Prevention, #Mitigation, #WellBeing,#trauma,#IMSPARK, 





Thursday, September 28, 2023

🧒IMSPARK: Early Childhood Care as a Valued and Thriving Industry in the Pacific🧒

 🧒Imagine... Early Childhood Care as a Valued and Thriving Industry in the Pacific🧒

💡 Imagined Endstate:

Envision the Early Childhood Care (ECE) profession and industry flourishing as a cherished and supported sector in the Pacific economy.

📚Source:

1.      Dickerson, C., & Trodd, L. (2020). Gaining professional recognition: exploring professionality and professional identity of early years practitioners in higher education. Teaching in Higher Education, 27(3), 319-336.

 

2.      University of Hawaiʻi News. (2023, July 19). Infant, toddler caregiver certificate launched at Honolulu CC. UH News.

🔗Link:

1.      https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2020.1724935; Dickerson, C., & Trodd, L. (2020

2.      https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2023/07/19/honolulu-cc-early-childhood-cert/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=UH+News+072524: UH/HCC

💥What's the Big Deal:

ECE is a vital need for the economy and a barrier to reentry for those who have been planning to return to work since the Pandemic. With that in mind, ECE could be revered as a Pacific industry 🌱. Its role is as essential as any other sector. It provides for nurturing children's development and societal progress, with far-reaching positive impacts on education, welfare, and the economy. 📚 This shift in economic perspective could enhance new and existing ECE practitioners' professional identity, recruitment, and fuel industry growth 💼. The recent launch of Honolulu Community College's Infant and Toddler Caregiver Certificate adds momentum 🚀. It offers a dedicated path for career development, that adds to meeting the Hawaiʻi's Department of Human Services childcare provider license criteria 🏥. Graduates gain portable skills and avenues toward higher education, all the while bolstering the industry's prospects and growth with new talent and qualified labor 🎓. 


#ECE, #childdevelopment,#EconomicMobility, #HumanCapacityBuilding,#IMSPARK,#ImagineEducation, #HigherEducation

🦤 IMSPARK: Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific🦤

 🦤 Imagine... Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific🦤  💡 Imagined Endstate:  In the next 3-5 years, the Pacific region will...