Utah Coalition for Protecting Childhood (UCPC)
The Utah Coalition for Protecting Childhood (UCPC) is a multidisciplinary statewide coalition committed to ensuring safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all Utah’s Children. This cross-sector coalition focuses on addressing societal-level challenges through policy and programs focused on improved economic stability for families; enhanced parenting skills and support systems for families; improved access to quality childcare and education; and encouragement of trauma-informed systems that identify and support families that need support. This effort is funded through the CDC’s Essentials for Childhood grant and informed by the following CDC technical packages:
ACEs learning collaboratives
Social connectedness as a core public health and primary prevention strategy
Child and Family Well-being System: Economics & Concrete Supports as Core Component
Protective Factors Framework provided by the Utah Family Strengthening Network
Promoting Prevention Through Parental Engagement
Family-Friendly Workplaces: Better Workforces, Stronger Families
Utah Healthy Places Index Launch Webinar
Surviving and Thriving Beyond 2020
Strengthening Economic Supports for Families W/Special Guests Connect to Collect, U of U and Tax Help Utah
Evidence-Based Home Visiting Improves Childhood Outcomes in Utah w/special guests Prevent Child Abuse Utah, Utah Dept of Health Office of Home Visiting
Social Emotional Wellbeing in Utah schools: a panel w/special guests from Utah State Board of Education, Alpine School District, West Jordan School District, UDOH Violence and Injury Prevention Program
- To better understand the community conditions which support safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments, please visit the Utah Healthy Places Index (HPI). The HPI is a powerful and easy-to-use data and policy platform created to advance health equity through open and accessible data. An evidence-based and peer-reviewed tool, the HPI can help guide efforts to prioritize equitable community investments, develop critical programs and policies at the state and local level, and much more. Neighborhood-by-neighborhood, the Utah HPI maps data on social conditions that drive health — like education, job opportunities, clean air, and other indicators that are positively associated with life expectancy at birth.
Utah Healthy Places Index
Primary prevention and adverse/positive childhood experiences education resources:
- The Violence and Injury Prevention Program has developed a series of trainings that are focused on different aspects of the primary prevention of violence and injury.
- ACEs Primer - From KPJR Films, this short video summarizes the ACEs study and what it means for population health. (Length - 4:59)
- Introduction to HOPE - Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences (HOPE) represents a paradigm shift in how we see and talk about the positive experiences that support children’s growth and development into healthy, resilient adults.
- Brain Builders - From Alberta Family Wellness and the Harvard Center for the Developing Child, this animated video describes how toxic stress impacts early brain development (Length - 4:05).
- Harvard Center for the Developing Child - The Harvard Center for the Developing Child has videos on a variety of topics including brain architecture, the impacts of early adversity, and building resilience.
- How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime - From TED.com, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris discusses the need for a public health approach to preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (Length - 15:59).
- Raising of America (select scenes, paywall for the full series ) - From California Newsreel, the producers of Raising of America (Various lengths and topics from the film series).
- Paper Tigers (paywall) - From KPJR Films, Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and disease that affect families.
- Resilience : The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope (paywall) - From KPJR films, as a follow-up to Paper Tigers, Resilience chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators, and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction, and disease.