“The Healthy Relationship Promotion Action Team encourages Eau Claire residents, adults and adolescents, to cultivate strong, healthy relationships in order to develop engaged citizens and safer communities.”
Why is this an important health issue in Eau Claire?
Adverse conditions such as family turmoil, chronic poverty, violent neighborhoods, and substandard daycare conditions put children at higher risk for mental health and developmental problems that can persist into adulthood. Positive, healthy teen dating and peer relationships have many benefits for youth and healthy adult relationships benefit entire communities. Everyone is positively impacted by healthy, positive relationships.
Goals and Objectives: 2018-2021
Currently, the Healthy Relationship Promotion Action Team has two goals:
Healthy Communities action teams identify goals and objectives based on root cause analysis, current evidence, state and national plans, and community input, assets, and readiness. More information on this process can be found in our Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan.
- Participating in the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute’s COACH program to increase and develop collaborative leadership skills.
- Assessing the capacity, need for, and readiness of the community to implement additional strategies, programs and policies that increase awareness of elements of unhealthy relationships and access to resources in our community.
- Working alongside community partners to implement the Safe Dates program, an evidence-based program to prevent teen dating abuse.
For a comprehensive report of our current goals, objectives, and ongoing work, please view our action plan here.
- While working with the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute and the Community Teams program, the video ‘Fran’s Story’ was created: [link to come!]
- Developed a resource toolkit for youth-serving professionals and parents that directs them to reputable information about healthy relationships for teens and to local resources in the Chippewa Valley.
- Since the fall of 2016, over 244 youth have received at least one session of Safe Dates. Over 75% of youth participants felt the program beneficial, stating they learned about positive, healthy relationships.
For a full list of accomplishments over the course of 2015-2018 by Healthy Relationship Promotion and all of our actions teams, please see the final pages of our Community Health Improvement plan.
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