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                                    Community Safety

This group covers a spectrum of interpersonal violence and abuse concerns, including child abuse, elder abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and the resilience building that can allow individuals to heal from adversities. A subcommittee focuses on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resilience Building, and is currently working closely with school-based partners in RSU10 on creating a trauma-informed school district. 

Key Accomplishments:

  • The group coordinated a “Med Ed” session to educate primary care practices around the impact of ACEs on lifelong health.

  • In the winter of 2016, the group held four showings of the film Paper Tigers across the county. This film explores the impact of childhood trauma and toxic stress within a high school, and shows how a caring, coordinated response can help young people work past incredible challenges to meet their potential.

  • Film showings were paired with facilitated discussions to link the topics to the local level and to encourage deeper understanding and compassion.

  • In the fall of 2016, the group sent 11 people to a two day learning opportunity to learn concrete intervention strategies to support those impacted by trauma.

Please contact workgroup convener Melissa Wakefield of

Community Concepts, Inc. for more info.

Strategy Maps:

This strategy map shows the workgroup’s thinking around what it will take to create positive change in regards to physical activity. Click on the map image to access a full set of maps, with more detail for what supports each strategy.


These are essentially progress reports for efforts to improve health in specific areas. The scorecards show measures that are tied to key strategies in the strategy maps, as well reflecting progress made by current initiatives. Click on the measures to access more information, like where the data came from and what progress looks like over time.

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