Coordinated Comprehensive Plan Update

Priorities and Strategies
June 30, 2004
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GOAL 1: Strong Nurturing Families & Caring Communities & Systems
PRIORITY #1  Increase volunteerism and community engagement in the formal and informal service system

Strategies

1.1.1  Engage communities in recognizing, accepting and helping to resolve their own problems (e.g. neighborhood associations, community progress teams, diverse organizations/groups).
  1.1.2  Engage the faith community in a dialogue at their tables around community issues related to families and children and common opportunities.
  1.1.3  Build awareness, educate and mobilize communities around family violence and related social and health issues, system legalities, etc. 
  1.1.4  Develop pools of volunteers to mentor people through systems and difficult or unstable periods in their lives.
  1.1.5  Develop holistic approach to problems/solutions/issues by involving diverse communities, individuals and families in a systemic approach.
PRIORITY #2 Increase quality of, access to, and availability of services and informal supports for all families.

Strategies

1.2.1  Encourage the development of family resource and community learning centers in Marion County communities. 
  1.2.2  Assure that families and communities have access to information about formal and informal supports that are available to them.
  1.2.3  Provide every person in Marion County with a single point of access to information about services and family supports.
  1.2.4  Implement social/wraparound services.
  1.2.5  Assure that services reach diverse populations.
 

1.2.6  Link funding to cultural competency and program effectiveness.

  1.2.7  Support coordinated efforts between agencies, local government and develop partners to increase affordable housing in communities.
PRIORITY #3           
 
Increase connections among economic development, workforce development and social service delivery systems.

Strategies

1.3.1  Support a stronger more diversified regional economy that creates a greater number of high wage jobs.
  1.3.2  Increase the capacity of community partners and stakeholders to prepare adults and youth for educational and economic success.
  1.3.3  Research, promote and support solutions that lower the dropout rate.
  1.3.4  Develop common grant application forms.
PRIORITY #4           
 
Assess the impacts of community mobilization and service integration efforts.

Strategies

1.4.1  Develop consensus around common outcomes and standard tools to measure them.
Related High Level Outcomes:  #1 Reduce adult substance abuse; #2 Reduce domestic violence; #3 Reduce poverty; #4 Reduce child maltreatment; #19 Increase community engagement, increase system integration (not required at this time)
GOAL 2: Healthy, Thriving Children (Ages 0-8)
PRIORITY #1  Healthy Growth & Development of Children

Strategies

2.1.1  Increase availability of mental health services for children and their families.
  2.1.2  Expand protections and stable placements for children at risk of abuse and neglect.
  2.1.3  Increase availability of prenatal care for diverse and hard to reach populations.
  2.1.4  Expand comprehensive services for at risk children and their families.
  2.1.5  Expand prenatal care services to reach universal care.
  2.1.6  Increase integration of mental health services and childhood care and education.
  2.1.7  Replicate one-stop centers; e.g. Community Action Resource Centers, Chemeketa Family Resource Centers.
  2.1.8  Seek and involve more parents in policy-making and planning (e.g. Early Childhood Consortium).
  2.1.9  Further develop and implement the Community Data Link database system.
  2.1.10  Develop a comprehensive and universal system for screening and support for families with newborns/infants.
PRIORITY #2 Childhood Care and Education for Young Children (ages 0-8)

Strategies

2.2.1  Expand current availability of comprehensive childhood care/education programs.
  2.2.2  Seek funding and implement an Early Head Start Program.
  2.2.3  Implement early child care provider education reimbursement.
  2.2.4 Expand current availability of quality childhood care and education programs targeting diverse and hard-to-reach populations (infant/toddlers, after hours care, special needs children and Latino families).
  2.2.5  Implement 211 services.
  2.2.6  Expand early childhood education training for child care providers including mental health assessment and referral services for children in child care.
 
PRIORITY #3 Supportive Parenting

Strategies

2.3.1 Increase parent/child attachment (ages 0-2).

  2.3.2  Develop additional parent training opportunities with added laboratory or support experiences.
  2.3.3   Further develop the Community Safety Net for parents at risk of abuse or neglect.
  2.3.4  Increase access/availability of services that support positive, developmentally appropriate parenting practices.
  2.3.5  Create/further develop website and resource directory that promotes available parent resources.
Related High Level Outcomes: #5 Improved prenatal care; #6 Increase immunizations; #7 Reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use during pregnancy; #8 Increase child care availability; #9 Improve readiness to learn, improve third grade reading, improve third grade math.

GOAL 3: Healthy, Thriving Youth ( Ages 9-18+)

PRIORITY #1  Increase opportunities for youth empowerment: leadership, service, safety

Strategies

3.1.1  Improve communication / connectivity among stakeholders committed to positive youth development by convening a Youth Consortium of law enforcement, youth, families, county leaders, community, youth-serving providers and other stakeholders.    
  3.1.2  Maintain early identification and support for  high-risk behaviors, including parent support/training (e.g. First/Second Step).  
  3.1.3  Secure sustainable funding for core family supports.
  3.1.4  Increase opportunities for youth to be engaged in service and service learning.
PRIORITY #2 Increase youth constructive use of time in: creative activities, youth programs, religious community, time at home.

Strategies

3.2.1  Involve youth in planning and implementing asset building and risk/protective factor initiatives.
   3.2.2  Increase opportunities for youth to participate in school or community programs that address barriers to success, risk and protective factors.
PRIORITY #3 Increase boundaries and expectations for youth

Strategies

3.3.1   Increase early identification and support for high risk behaviors, including parent support and training (e.g. First/Second Step program)
  3.3.2  Increase programs/initiatives that help youth to learn clear rules for success.
PRIORITY #4 Increase youth commitment to learning and school success.

Strategies

3.4.1   Involve parents in their youth’s education/social development.
  3.4.2   Increase programs or initiatives where youth learn clear rules for success.
PRIORITY #5  Increase support for youth: families, peers and other caring adults.

Strategies

3.5.1  Provide career development for all youth.
  3.5.2   Develop opportunities for encouraging/connecting adult volunteers with youth programs.
  3.5.3   Provide additional mental health services, especially for suicide, psychosis, trauma.
  3.5.4   Provide support for incarcerated youth in transitioning into the community.
  3.5.5  Develop a parenting network.
PRIORITY #6 Integrate the positive youth development system

Strategies

3.6.1  Explore non-traditional opportunities for community involvement in formal programs.
  3.6.2  Secure sustainable funds for core family-youth supports.
  3.6.3  Integrate 40 Assets and corresponding protective factors into policies and outreach.
  3.6.4  Integrate services/systems on state/local levels.
  3.6.5  Develop strategic communications about issues, resources needs.
Related High Level Outcomes:  #10 Decrease teen alcohol use; #11 Decrease teen drug use; #12 Decrease teen tobacco use; #13 Reduce juvenile arrests; #14 maintain OYA bed use; #15 Reduce juvenile recidivism; #16 Reduce teen pregnancy; #17 Decrease teen suicide; #18 Reduce high school dropout rate, improve eighth reading, improve eighth grade math.