``Partners in Prevention (PiP) is cultivating a connected community that nurtures caring, strong, safe and healthy families.``
Increasing the Capacity of Caregivers
Over 25% of children in San Diego county are living in poverty, plus many more families are struggling to make ends meet.
We know that chronic poverty contributes to toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences. We also know that struggling with basic needs impacts parental stress and contributes as a risk factor for maltreatment. We know that childhood adversity, both for children and parents, have lifelong impacts in health, wellbeing and overall stability. And the bottom line is that too many families are experiencing adverse childhood experiences from poverty, toxic stress, and trauma. We have an opportunity here to do more and to do it differently.
What “Prevention” Means for San Diego
Shared Definition of Prevention: families thrive in a connected community that enhances and restores nurturing and responsive relationships and environments. It involves aligning impact on multiple levels so that all children are safe and cherished, all families are nurtured to build up protective factors, and systems/structures create equitable pathways to wellness. In San Diego the focus is on primary prevention. Our shared approach will reflect the innovation required to meet the evolving priorities and needs of children, families and communities.
SPI provides consulting and technical assistance to Partners in Prevention to build capacity for a shared working definition of prevention and an integrated learning system to build share understanding and a common approach to addressing ACEs and toxic stress, while strengthening protective factors and promoting child, family and community wellness.
In The End
Partners in Prevention is streamlining how under-resourced families access supportive services to increase their protective factors and decrease child maltreatment and entry into the child welfare system.