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Safety

This Infancy to Innovation area of interest focuses on the need to reduce injuries, violence, and crime for all community members. It recognizes how such things threaten the health and well-being of people of all ages and affect the quality of life in the community.

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The following are the community-identified goals that help children, youth, and young adults succeed in the global knowledge economy:

Young Children

  • Increase safety for young children in their homes and the community.

Youth

  • Planning, implementation, and coordination of a Continuum of Care for Youth to prevent violence and delinquency.

Young Adults

  • Planning, implementation, and coordination of a Continuum of Care for Young Adults to prevent violence.

Supportive factors are the key resilience factors known through research that mitigate risk factors and promote healthy development for young children, youth, and adults.

The following are exemplary factors that support children, youth, and young adults to succeed in the global knowledge economy:

Young Children

  • This Infancy to Innovation area of interest focuses on the need to reduce injuries, violence, and crime for all community members. It recognizes how such things threaten the health and well-being of people of all ages and affect the quality of life in the community.

Youth

  • Adult role models and supportive and mentoring relationships with adults are key supportive factors youth need to grow up with the skills and abilities to actively participate in the global knowledge economy.

Young Adults

  • Living in a safe neighborhoods, access to adult role models and facilitators are key supportive factors young adults need to obtain the skills and abilities to actively participate in the global knowledge economy.

The following are areas that our community should invest in to better prepare our children, youth, and young adults in the global knowledge economy:

Young Children

Investing in public health initiatives related to neighborhood watch.

Youth

Realign and rebalance community investments for full implementation of a Continuum of Care for Youth.

Young Adults

Realign and rebalance community investments for full implementation of a Continuum of Care for Young Adults.

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