Monroe County Childhood Conditions Summit 2018
Registration opens October 15th! BTCC and Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County are excited officially announce that our third MC3 Summit is right around the corner. Join us on Thursday, December 6th to explore connections- those within and between people, organizations, and sectors. Workshop offerings can be found here; a complete schedule will be announced soon.
The past two years, Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County and Building a Thriving Compassionate Community (BTCC) convened approximately 200 community members for the Monroe County Childhood Conditions Summit (MC3). The theme for the first Summit was “what surrounds us shapes us,” and the second Summit theme was “child and adolescent health.” The decision to organize the event around conditions was grounded in the understanding that children are shaped by the relationships they have, the neighborhoods they live in, the places they learn and play, and the community organizations that serve them. When children have access to Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments they are more likely to thrive- and thriving children are more likely to grow into thriving adults.
Our third MC3 Summit will continue exploring conditions by focusing on “connections.” We selected this theme because it is our connections to others and to resources that protects us and our children from a host of health and social problems. Strong proposals will acknowledge the importance of connections and social inclusion in determining childhood conditions in our community. Among the questions we are asking as we approach the event are: How can we improve connections within and between individuals, families, neighborhoods, organizations, and sectors? What gets in the way of connections? And how do connections affect health?
Check out our Facebook event page for updates.