Week of Hope Reenforces Positive Childhood Experiences

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Week of Hope, a regional effort to raise awareness about the significance of positive childhood experiences, will be observed May 19-25.

The Week of Hope, part of the Health Outcomes from Positive Experiences movement, emphasizes how positive experiences support children as they grow and develop into healthy, resilient adults.

The Stand Grow Thrive: Mahoning Resiliency Movement is promoting the recognition of the Week of Hope in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month and Trauma Informed Care Awareness Month.

The week will be marked by proclamations, events, activities and a social media campaign to support the initiative and recommit to hope-centered, trauma informed initiatives offered throughout the region.

Regional organizations passing proclamations recognizing the Week of Hope are Akron Children’s Hospital, Alta Care Group Inc., the city of Struthers, Girard Intermediate School, Mahoning County Children Services, Mahoning County Commissioners Office, Mahoning County Family and Children First Council, Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Center, Rivergate High School and Young Intensive Services. 

The initiative is supported by Stand Grow Thrive, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley and McKinley Elementary School in Poland.

Pictured at top: Images via Facebook | Stand Grow Thrive: Mahoning Resiliency Movement.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.