Gwinnett County is a highly diverse community with complex social concerns that reach every resident in some way. Preventing and addressing mental health and wellness during the formative years of a child’s development are essential for ensuring the future of our community’s coming generations.
Programs and Initiatives
Resilient Gwinnett- Resilience is the ability to navigate challenges, identify and cope with strong emotions, manage stress and practice health habits. While we cannot prevent all of life’s ups and downs, we can equip the children in our lives with the tools and knowledge they need to cultivate a resilient spirit and practice self-care and compassion. While resilience will not eliminate pain and hardship, it does equip us to find meaning in adversity, develop strong coping skills and encourage positive growth over time.
Our approach to resilience in Gwinnett (our three P’s):
Promoting Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs)
Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Practicing Trauma-informed Care
Our trainings geared towards raising public awareness and increasing Trauma-informed Care:
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention & Intervention – Stewards of Children
Suicide Prevention & Intervention- QPR
Mental Health – Youth Mental First Aid
Systems Education – Connections Matter
Trauma Intervention & Reporting – Mandated Reporters