Community Impact: Big Idea Talk
Would our life outcomes, especially foster care youth, be better if instead of only second chances we were given as many as it takes? Yes explains Social Worker Derrick Stephens and ER Physician Annette Bell while they share what is known about brain science, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and chronic stress. Knowing that approximately 90% of foster youth have experienced a traumatic event, underdogDREAMS uses innovative evidence-based practices to help foster youth in Florida write their own scripts for the future and improve their long-term quality of life outcomes. This is a shift in thinking and doing we can all benefit from.