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community resilience pledge

The vision of Every Child Thrives is that all children thrive in health, learning and life. Building the awareness and capacity of our community to realize this vision is an important part of our collective impact effort.

Children who have faced adversity need supportive relationships, adaptive skill-building and positive experiences to develop resilience so they can be successful. In recent years, there has been a growing movement to make communities aware of the prevalence of childhood trauma, how it affects a child's brain development, and how trauma-informed approaches can help children and families be resilient so they can move forward and be productive, healthy citizens.

Every Child Thrives leaders are encouraging businesses, non-profits, schools, healthcare providers, social and government agencies to adopt trauma-informed approaches that build community resilience. Join us today by signing our Community Resilience Pledge. Organizations that pledge will be provided information, resources, and support as needed from Every Child Thrives Partners.

pledge of commitment

Organization Pledge

We understand there is a definite correlation between the experience of trauma and resulting behavioral and health problems when the effects of adverse experiences go unrecognized and unaddressed.

As a community we express a shared commitment to understand and address the causes and consequences of trauma, and to build protective factors that support a strong, resilient community where children and families thrive.

Today we pledge to strengthen our organization’s approach to development resiliency: * required fields

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our pledge

We join the undersigned organizations in pledging 
to build a Strong, Resilient Community

Together, we express a shared commitment to understand and address the effects of trauma, and to build the protective factors that support a strong, resilient community where children and families thrive.

Signed Pledges as of February 10, 2020

Badgerland After School Enrichment Program (BASE)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Wisconsin
Calvary Baptist Christian School
Church Health Services
City of Watertown (All Departments)
Community Care Preschool & Child Care - Beaver Dam
Community Dental Clinic - Jefferson County
Community Pediatrics - Beaver Dam / Waupun
Dodge County Birth to 3 / Green Valley Enterprises
Dodge County Human Services & Health Department
Dodgeland School District
Fort HealthCare
Future All Star’s Academy
The Gathering Source
Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation
Hanrahan Law Offices
Hero’s Cafe
Hustisford Community Library
Hustisford Police Department
Hustisford School District
Hustisford Soccer Club
Jefferson County Circuit Court
Jefferson County Head Start
Jefferson County Health Department
Jefferson County Human Services Department
Juneau Public Library
Karl Junginger Memorial Library - Waterloo
Kiddie Kampus
Kingdom Workers
Lake Mills Area School District
School District of Jefferson
St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church & School
UW-Madison Division of Extension
Waterloo School District
Watertown Area YMCA
Watertown Family Center
Watertown Family Practice
Watertown Public Library
Watertown Regional Medical Center
Watertown Unified School District
Willows Christian Child Care Center
4-C (Community Coordinated Child Care)