Resilient Communities: South Dakota provides a technical framework to support community coalitions to prepare, know, prevent, respond to and sustain multi-sector efforts to address childhood maltreatment and its impacts across the lifespan. Facilitated by a local team and supported by a CPCM Navigator, Resilient Communities is a process that help all community sectors collaboratively identify local strengths and opportunities to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences and maltreatment.
The Resilient Communities process is broken into five phases: Prepare, Know, Prevent, Respond and Sustain. The first phase is designed to prepare a facility team to lead their community through a process of shared inquiry and learning. Together, community members across sectors will identify local strengths and opportunities to work together to know about, prevent and respond to adverse childhood experiences. Resilient Communities specifically uses the CDC’s six approaches to preventing ACES to guide the community conversations and to build a community action plan, but other frameworks may also be used by the local team. In the fifth phase, Sustain, communities will create a sustainability plan and pledge to continue working together to implement and update their shared action plan in order to become a more self-healing, safe and resilient community. Through all stages, a CPCM-provided Resilient Communities Navigator will provide assistance and support.