The Community Resilience Coalition (CRC) of East Central Iowa will create an equitable, accountable, and responsive community that builds resilience, coordinates efforts, and leverages resources in order to break the cycle of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Creating Resilient Communities
In 2013, UWECI launched CRC of East Central Iowa. CRC creates space to learn, discover shared language of trauma informed responses and resilience building, and develop goals to lessen or prevent ACEs. This collaborative group has representatives from multiple sectors including mental and behavioral health and early childhood and school district representatives.
CRC focuses on three areas of impact:
- Build resilience in children and parents through family engagement.
- Build resilient and compassionate communities through increasing community awareness and utilization of resources.
- Change practices to develop more responsive and healing environments.
Area Substance Abuse Council
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Catherine McAuley Center
Cedar Rapids Community School District
Cedar Rapids Service Area Department of Human Services
College Community School District
Community Partnership for Protecting Children, Linn Co. Child Abuse Prevention Council
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Early Childhood Iowa/ Linn County Decat
Eastern Iowa Health Center
1st 5, Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP)
Grantwood Area Education Agency
Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
Iowa Department of Public Health
Jones County Community Partnerships for Protecting Children
Just Connect Iowa
Kingston Therapy Associates
Linn Co. Extension, Iowa State University Extension
Linn County Public Health
Linn Mar School District
Marion Independent School District
Mental Health/Disabilities Services of the East Central Region
United Way of East Central Iowa
University of Iowa