by: Mark Lardner, LCSW, Center for Innovation in Population Health
Every July 21st, National Be Someone Day, challenges each of us to take ten seconds to make a difference in a child’s life.
The mission of the TCOM community has always been to elevate the shared vision of the people and the communities that serve them. We believe that every day we can play a part in helping improve the lives of the children, families and adults we serve. That being said, today is “National Be Someone Day”. Project Be Someone encourages the broader community to commit to making a difference in a child’s life.
We’d like to echo their call and add that this is a good day to highlight the work that all of you do on behalf of children. More than ever we are aware of the lasting impact that child trauma experiences can have on across the lifespan. As a community we are aware of the benefits of being better prepared to recognize, discuss and work to prevent the trauma experiences for children in our communities.
There are a few ideas on the Project Harmony on how to be supportive, but we’d like to add a few of our own:
- Reach out to a colleagues working directly with children and their families and let them know how much you appreciate what they do.
- Highlight information within your agency that supports the continued work around prevention.
- You’ll find some helpful Toolkits, Fact Sheets and Guides on the Prevent Child Abuse America website.
- Highlight and support resources for family and children in your community.
So let’s celebrate “National Be Someone Day” together and thanks for all you do to continue making the work about the people we serve.