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KU Center for Public Partnerships and Research
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Optimizing the well-being of children, youth, and families. Healthy, happy, thriving communities for us all.
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Lawrence, KS, United States
"Leave It Better Than You Found It"
Through more than 50 grant-funded projects KU CPPR is working to optimize the well-being of Kansas children and families. Our partners are diverse, and so are the kinds of social problems we tackle — including reducing infant mortality rates, ensuring third-graders are reading at grade level, helping middle schoolers learn essential STEM skills, and guiding families on food assistance toward opportunities for fulfilling careers. The program works to secure funding, orchestrate large-scale data efforts, and provide research, cost analysis, and evaluation expertise.
We're looking for feedback to help us name our app. Currently, we are calling it upRose (past tense of uprise and implies resilience and hope). Alternatively, we are considering the acronym ROSE (Resilience, Opportunity, Support, Engagement). We're also open to other suggestions that fit into a botanical theme.
Peggy Sissel I'd like to hear more about Words to Grow and what approaches you are using with families to support hope talk. Are you seeing changes in attachment? Parent-child interaction? In our work, we also talk about "nexting" to generate a future orientation. I've looked at your brochure http://www.wordstogrowon.com/WTGO_brochure_for_parents.pdf and love the ideas that you suggest for engagement. We've also started a project called Bounce Back Books to catalog books that promote aspects of resilience. Perhaps we could compare notes!