HEALTHY OUTCOMES FROM POSITIVE EXPERIENCES (HOPE)
Positive experiences can ease toxic stress and help children and youth grow into more resilient, healthier adults. Positive experiences can help counteract the affects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences (HOPE) identifies ways that our communities and systems of care can better ensure that all children have more positive experiences and that all families have support to nurture and celebrate their strengths.
The Four Building Blocks of HOPE are composed of key positive childhood experiences (PCEs). The sources of those experiences and opportunities are the foundation for healthy childhood development.
Four Building Blocks of HOPE (Positive Childhood Experiences) - https://positiveexperience.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/4BBs-Poster.pdf
- Relationships within the family and with other children and adults through interpersonal activities.
- Safe, equitable, stable environments for living, playing, learning at home and in school.
- Social and civic engagement to develop a sense of belonging and connectedness.
- Emotional growth through playing and interacting with peers for self-awareness and self-regulation.