More Resilient Minnesota Phases



Phase 1: Understanding ACEs Presentations

Collaboratives will host 3 – 5 presentations for diverse sectors and community groups, in partnership with FamilyWise Services. These presentations highlight information about NEAR Science (neurobiology, epigenetics/historical trauma, ACEs, and resilience research).

Phase 2: Regional ACE Interface Presenter Training

Collaboratives will recruit and send at least 3 – 5 local partners to a regional FamilyWise Services ACE Interface Presenter Training to learn how to present the Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences: Building Self-Healing Communities curriculum. These presenters will serve as local champions who can help widely share ACEs and NEAR Science information and expand community leadership across diverse sectors and groups in their Collaboratives’ areas.

Phase 3: Gathering Community Wisdom to Inform Community Resilience Plans

Collaboratives will partner and consult with FamilyWise Services to engage at least 50 diverse community members to gather their input about community strengths, challenges, and possible next steps to promote greater community wellbeing. Collaboratives will collect this community wisdom through Community Resilience Conversations and/or 100 Cups of Coffee Interviews. Collaboratives will summarize key themes that emerge from this process and use these findings to inform their community resiliency planning efforts for moving from awareness to action.

Phase 4: Community Resilience Plans and Initiatives

Informed by community wisdom and local data gathered during Phase 3, Collaboratives will develop Community Resilience Plans that outline next steps for decreasing risk factors and increasing protective factors in their communities. Collaboratives will have an option to apply annually for a micro grant to support piloting a Community Resilience Initiative listed in their Community Resilience Plans.