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LOGOResiliency Youth and Family Camp June 18th Noon to 7pm Lone Oak Ranch sponsored for youth ages 8-17 and their parents/caregivers. Check out details here. solumcommunity.net/resiliency   .  Our priority for the limited group will be for those with existing family members that have been incarcerated or on probation.  The camp is not exclusive to those households.  We expect to overbook and find need to schedule successive camps through the year.  We will find a way to serve all possible.  You can refer families directly to me phil@shepherdok.com940.580.4887 or have them go online to Register to be one of 50 FREE youth attendees along with parent/caregiver sponsored.
SOLUM, The Cooke County Juvenile Justice Department, REBOUND, Lone Oak Ranch, and Chris Covington, director of counseling at Victory Therapy Center have partnered to build an effective one day camp to increase RESILIENCY in youth and families, especially those related to juvenile or adult probationers or inmates.  According to an extensive study “One way communities can get involved is by developing strategies to build childhood resilience and to increase protective factors. Resilient children possess skills needed to positively respond to obstacles and difficulties they may face, including ACEs. Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, advocates the development of strong relationships between adults and children to decrease stress and increase competence. Adults who foster resilience-facilitating relationships may or may not be biological parents.”  Our heart is to be able to provide this great experience as an ongoing repetitive outreach to the Cooke County area and possibly beyond as a service to the community and the families most impacted.
“ACEs not only increase the chances of involvement in the juvenile justice system, but increase the risk of re-offense. A focused effort on early identification of ACEs, and intervention for ACEs with a goal of improving youth life circumstances and preventing criminal behavior, may reduce the likelihood of and costs related to juvenile criminal activities.” and I would add the negative impact on quality of life.
This study of over 64,000 youth who had been involved in the Florida juvenile justice system shows the most dominant ACEs were family violence, separation and divorce, and household member incarceration.
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List of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) that lead to chronic disease and increased likelihood of many negative life events such as involvment in the juvenile justice system.  3 to 4 of these early in childhood become strong indicators of later issues.

  1. Emotional Abuse
  2. Physical Abuse
  3. Sexual Abuse
  4. Emotional Neglect
  5. Physical Neglect
  6. Family Violence
  7. Household Substance Abuse
  8. Household Mental Illness
  9. Parental Separation or Divorce
  10. Household Member Incarceration
Quotes taken from The Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) in the Lives of Juvenile Offenders published in the Journal of Juvenile Justice Spring 2014

Rev. Phil Larson

Our House – Hope Church  and
SOLUM Community Transformation Initiative
3404 N. Grand Ave, Gainesville, Tx 76240

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