2019: Equity and Inclusion

2018: Connection 

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On 12/6/18, BTCC joined Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County to coordinate and host the third annual MC3 Summit!  Just under 200 community members convened at the Convention Center to discuss, explore, and generate ideas for action around the theme of 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.  Among the questions we asked as we approached the event were: 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?

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.

Workshop Handouts and PowerPoints

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2017: Health 

On 12/7/17, BTCC joined Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County to coordinate and host the second annual MC3 Summit!  Just under 200 community members convened at the Convention Center to discuss, explore, and generate ideas for action around the theme of child & adolescent health.

  • Participants represented a variety of sectors and institutions, including: child welfare, medical, education, social services, youth partnering & youth serving, emergency services (food, domestic violence, housing & homelessness), higher education (social work & public health, community college), child care, juvenile justice, City and County government, township trustees, mental health/counseling, arts, religious, advocacy, and more.

  • Approximately one third of workshop offerings were led by people under the age of 25 and about 20% of all Summit participants were youth.

  • Workshop options were chosen based on feedback about community priorities and pressing issues related to health; they included panel discussions, experiential activities, practical tools, personal experiences, and academic perspectives.

  • We expanded our lunch time spotlight presentations this year– presenters highlighted new or innovative programs and initiatives led by, partnering with, or serving youth.  

Workshop Resources

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2016: What Surrounds Us Shapes Us

On 12/15/16, BTCC joined Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County to coordinate and host the first MC3 Summit!  What surrounds us shapes us was both a grounding and guiding idea for the summit.

About 170 community members convened at the Convention Center with opportunities for learning across the social ecology:

  • Workshop options, including those focused on primary prevention and implicit bias, invited participants to look both upstream and deep within.  

  • An SSNRE (safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments) panel workshop, with guests from Cook, Ivy Tech, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, and the Indiana Institute for Working Families, encouraged participants to learn from and brainstorm with practitioners.

  •  In Achieving Allyship, participants strategized to ways offer allyship that meets the needs of others rather than their own.  

  • Participants had two advocacy-related choices, one focused on legislative advocacy at the state level and the other looking at relationships and storytelling as vehicles for advocacy.

  • Another workshop offering explored the impact of trauma on brain development.  

In our general session times, we featured speakers from the community, including Josephine McCormick, senior at Bloomington South; Judge Galvin, Monroe Circuit Court 7;  and Dr. Priscilla Barnes, Assistant Professor at IU School of Public Health.  We were lucky to feature several local initiatives and programs in our Spotlight session: Prism Youth Community, The Van-Go, Page by PageFamily Voices IndianaSCCAP’s Thriving Connections, and Monroe County’s System of Care Initiative.

Workshop Resources 

Data Walk Information 

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