How are School Detentions, WiFi and Interventions Connected?
Our communities operate within various interrelated and interdependent social systems. For instance, if a college student, who’s COVID-19 positive, returned to their rural hometown, they could potentially devastate the town’s economy and/or governing structure. This session will encourage participants to take a system thinking approach to enhance community collaboration and prevention efforts. Attendees will be given time to share how decisions made in one sector have positively and/or negatively impacted their prevention strategies. Finally, participants will be given time to identify the social systems in their communities and brainstorm work plans that would reshape such systems for more favorable outcomes.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1) Explain systems thinking
2) Analyze community partnerships and interventions from a systems approach
3) Devise work plans to address social systems within communities