CSC 2011. CSC seeks to achieve best results through understanding the challenges we face , and advancing new thinking and directions for shaping the best possible future. PART I Introducing CSC Improving Oklahomans’ Lives through Research, Planning & Action. Mission.
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CSC seeks to achieve best results through understanding the challenges we face, and advancing new thinking and directions for shaping the best possible future
Improving Oklahomans’ Lives through Research, Planning & Action
The Community Service Council (CSC) is a unique resource for leadership in community-based planning and mobilization of resources to best meet health and human service needs of people primarily in the Tulsa area and northeastern Oklahoma
The Council is committed to advancing the well-being and self-sufficiency of the people in the Tulsa area and throughout eastern Oklahoma by furthering a proactively engaged, trusting community of informed stakeholders (policymakers, civic leaders, citizens, service professionals, and others) working together to advance thoughtful, effective action
Community progress through fostering trusted relationships that forge a foundation for…
Building the Tulsa area’s capacity to…
CSC is part of an international community planning and mobilization movement.
Focus on preventionInvesting in people across the lifespan
“Prevention is the essential overall direction most desirable in human terms and as sound, cost-effective social policy, given the difficult and growing social problems facing our society and our own community.”(1990 CSC Long Range Plan)
Learning, sharing, and doing over time
Five key themes for prevention of social problems:
Researcher; author of “Within Our Reach: Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage”; Director, Pathways Mapping Initiative and Project on Effective Interventions, Harvard University
For effective prevention, start early, and promote:
The basics for a successful prevention agenda:Keep people…
FAMILIES are the key.
The basics for a successfulprevention agenda:
Prevent, or help people deal with the effects of, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
Adverse childhood experiences…
While there are no “magic bullets,” we know these things make a difference, especially when in place at the same time:
The Heckman Equation
For upstream solutions to the biggest problems facing America, invest in early and equal development of human potential.
The Perfect Storm
In 2008, CSC’s Long Range Planning Committee described a coming “Perfect Storm”…forces of historic magnitude converging together, resulting in profound changes that will shape a different future for CSC and for our community, country and world.
It is expanding – and coming even faster than we thought.
The “Big Eight” sources of the Perfect Storm:
Prevention meets the Perfect Storm
Sustaining our commitment to prevention,while adjusting to the Perfect Storm
The Council’s work activities are part of an overall plan of effort focused on goals and outcomes supporting prevention—while also responding to lessons from the Perfect Storm.
Goal 1: Good physical and mental health, supported by responsible health decisions …the most critical aspect of lifespan success
Goal 2: Positive early child development…getting off to the best start
Goal 3: Positive youth and family development…promoting strong family and neighborhood supports
Goal 4: Student success...advancing new approaches and decision-making structures for improving student outcomes
Goal 5: Reduced incarcerations…keeping people out of prison—essential to saving resources and increasing opportunities for success
(Drug/DUI Courts, Mental Health Court, see also Veterans’ Court)
Goal 6: Reduction/prevention of homelessness…developing a broad coordinated system of intervention, support, and prevention
Goal 7: Community prepared for emergency/disaster response…keeping residents safe during health related and other community emergencies
Goal 8: Informed decisions about resources, policies and laws affecting the human service system…data, information, community education, and targeted policy development and advocacy
Goal 9: People are linked with community services to effectively access help early, and easily…increasing efficiency for providing and receiving critically needed aid
Goal 10: Effective Community Service Council operations…assuring cost effective infrastructure for overall support of the organization
Major CSC tasks
Implementation, sustainability, and development…
Implementation, sustainability, and development…
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119