HOPE: Health Outcomes of Positive Experiences

Status: Current
Year: 2016
Location: Boston
Client: Nonprofits
Services Provided: Policy & Health Systems Improvement
Technical Expertise: Early Education and Childhood Development

Current understandings have shed light on the impact of childhood adversity, risks, and toxic and negative factors impacting healthy child development. Yet this focus can only go so far in prescribing what is needed for a thriving society. This project introduces the importance of HOPE – Health Outcomes of Positive Experiences, a framework that studies and promotes positive child and family well-being. The project includes two components: setting out the evidence basis for HOPE and developing training and capacity building efforts to infuse HOPE into the care of children.