According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Survey of Children’s Health, more than 1 in 4 children have been exposed to at least one adverse event in their lives. In Georgia, 18% of children have experienced at least one adverse event and 10% have experienced two or more. Today’s episode discusses what children and young adults are experiencing and how Georgia and Gwinnett are working to build resilient communities.
Emily Anne Vall/Executive Director of Resilient Georgia
The vision for Resilient Georgia is for every child and young adult in Georgia to have access to high-quality, integrated behavioral health services and support, empowered by a statewide network of trauma-informed organizations working together to prevent and heal childhood adversity.
Dr. Tinisha Parker/Gwinnett County Public Schools Department of Student Services
Gwinnett County Public Schools, located in the metro Atlanta area, is the largest school system in Georgia and continues to grow. As a school system of choice, the finest teachers, involved parents, and a supportive community are key elements in the district’s quest to become a system of world-class schools. In 2021-22, the school district is serving more than 179,000 students. One of every five Gwinnett County residents is a GCPS student.
Jessica Andrews-Wilson/Gwinnett Coalition Board Member & Executive Director of GUIDE
The mission of GUIDE (Gwinnett United In Drug Education) is to improve community conditions by utilizing collaborations, promoting positive youth development, delivering specialized training and resources and preventing substance use and abuse.
Host: Heather Loveridge/Magnolia Media Group
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