SKP Resilience Coalition


The Southern Kenai Peninsula Resilience Coalition (formerly Addressing Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence) began in 2010, as an action workgroup that resulted from the first Health Assessment community prioritization. The focus of this workgroup has evolved from specifically addressing substance abuse and domestic violence to focusing on more underlying issues of trauma as well as intervention and prevention. Following their April strategic planning meeting, the group now has a new name and structure with the Resiliency Coalition serving as a backbone support for six workgroups.

Primary Family Well-being Protective Factor: NETWORKS AND SOCIAL SUPPORT

Goals and Common Agenda VISION: Communities on the Southern Kenai Peninsula cultivate healthy relationships and resilient families, free from violence and substance abuse.Overarching goals:

  • Intervention + Treatment: To be a trauma-informed community. Develop a trauma-informed community that recognizes the effects of trauma with a shared understanding and responds in an empathic and helpful way.
  • Prevention: To work collaboratively to increase family resiliency and prevent substance abuse, violence and trauma in our community.

Specific goals:

  • Community agencies, systems and schools are trauma-informed.
  • Parents of young children (birth to 5) strengthen protective factors for their children.
  • Priority populations [for 2015 = youth and teens] grow strong, healthy peer networks that support healthy choices.
  • All community members and organizations understand the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and know how to help children, youth, adults and families build resilience.
  • Communities build capacity to reduce adult heavy and binge drinking and underage alcohol use, and eliminate the use of illegal drugs and misused prescription drugs among youth and adults.
  • Intervention and treatment services for substance abuse and domestic violence are accessible to those who need them.
  • Strong backbone support sustains this collaborative effort.
Shared Measures
  • Assessment tool measures [% of clients that feel their needs are being met]
  • Developmental screening
  • % of [students] who agree or strongly agree that in their community they feel like they matter to people
  • % of [students] who feel comfortable seeking help from at least one adult besides their parents if they had an important question affecting their lives
  • Additional Youth Risk Behavior Survey data
Mutually Reinforcing Activities
Short-Term Strategies (3 months-1 year)

  • Develop a shared Trauma Responsive Services (TRS) assessment tool for service providers
  • Implement TRS tool across 5 agencies
  • Review, edit, and adopt Prevention Plan
  • Review, edit, and adopt Homer Prevention Project (HPP) strategies
  • Coordinate with Homer High to support YRBS permission slip collection

Initial Long-Term Strategies (1+ years)

  • Partner agencies demonstrate trauma responsive services
  • Implement Prevention Plan
  • Implement HPP strategies

Initial Policy and Advocacy Strategies

  • Partner agencies will adopt policies that promote best policies for TIC/TRS
  • A sustained Prevention Coordinator position that lives outside of an organization
  • School District adopts Green Dot curriculum (at least in Homer)
  • YRBS data collection mandatory?
Contact Information Rachel Romberg, Prevention Coordinator, rachel@havenhousealaska.org
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