Restoring the missing dimensions of care

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Restoring the missing dimensions of care

If we would not want a specific policy, practice, or program applied to our children or our parents, why would we want it for any other child or adult, especially those who are most vulnerable? Intentional neighboring cultivates new dimensions of care, enhancing the natural web of respect, trust, belonging, and encouragement provided by family and friends.

Transformational leadership

Leadership in a GHC means building the community's capacity to foster caring relationships and to work together toward common goals and a shared vision.

The Perception Factor: A Personal Journey

I no longer ask, “What can we do to make a positive difference in the lives of those we perceive to be needier than we are?”
I now ask, “How can we enrich each others’ lives and in so doing, make people’s lives have real significance?

Generations of Hope Communities: Augmenting social services with neighborhood care

Explores the basic GHC model, beginning with a brief overview of the vulnerable populations that could be supported by these communities, followed by a discussion of community connectedness, and of key strategies and practices of GHCs.

Creating the everyday magic of a GHC: The power of language

This paper presents the case for the use of inclusive, non-stigmatizing language in a GHC.

The child resiliency program at Hope Meadows

2011. Power, M. B., Mitchell, E. T., Eheart, B. K., & Hopping, D. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 9(3), 281-292.

Completing the circle of care: Alternative housing at Hope Meadows

The case for providing a senior housing alternative at Hope Meadows so that older adults will be able to age in community, continuing to sustain and be sustained by meaningful intergenerational relationships until the end of life, keeping the circle of care unbroken

The power of language: Practice in a shared site

2011. Power, M. B., Mitchell, E. T., Eheart, B. K., & Hopping, D. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 9(3), 281-292.

Rethinking interventions: Addressing the mental health needs of vulnerable children and youth through intergenerational community

Reviews current intervention strategies and examines how the GHC approach innovatively addresses the mental health needs of vulnerable children and youth through intergenerational community.