STRONG! Building Community Strength by Taking Care of Yourself
Health and wellness have long been the pillars of prevention within communities, families and individuals. More than ever, prevention practitioners are being called upon to help establish health and wellness patterns that can bolster and support long-term individual and community level strength. The challenges our communities faced this past year and continue to face have highlighted our need to work purposefully to BE WELL through building resilience in ourselves, our coalitions and our communities. Building on SAMHSA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness tools, we will explore ways to engage meaningfully in this sustaining work for ourselves, so we can better support our communities.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1) Describe wellness in the context of both communities and individuals
2) Identify 3 ways they can incorporate the dimensions of wellness into their personal health and wellness plans
3) Assess their coalition’s readiness to incorporate wellness into their everyday work