Resilient Yolo is a collaboration among Yolo County agencies, organizations, and individuals committed to creating a more resilient community where all can thrive.
Resilient Yolo developed the Be the One campaign as a way to create positive change in an accessible, evidenced-informed way. Anyone and everyone can play a role in creating a trauma/healing informed, caring community. We created the campaign in Yolo County, California but it is for anyone and everyone anywhere and everywhere. All of us have the ability (and the responsibility) to be the one.
Research shows caring positive relationships support healthy child development, promote adaptive responses to stress, and contribute to positive mental and physical health. We can feel the power of social connections in everyday life. We feel less stress when we get a hug from a friend or a smile from a stranger on a bad day. Our resilience is strengthened when we know someone in our life will support us in a crisis, reach out when we need empathy, or bear witness in tough times. We feel the power of connection when we feel seen and truly heard by others. Caring relationships have the power to recharge, inspire, comfort, and transform us. We have the power to do the same for others when we invest in connection.
Being the one is as simple as smiling, listening, caring, and sharing with those we encounter each day. The world we want is ours to create through our intentions, actions and reactions.
We would like to recognize the work of Natalie Audage with Yolo County Children's Alliance and Lucy Roberts with Family Hui/Resilient Yolo Co-Leader in the development of the materials for the Be the One project. We also want to recognize Tracy Fauver's leadership with Resilient Yolo and Gail Kennedy with ACEs Connection Network for her assistance with research and her partnership. The 2018 Building a Resilient Yolo Youth Leadership Team, comprised of high school students from across Yolo County, gave the first presentation and showed the adults what's possible. Additionally, high school student Amelia Allison gave a Be the One presentation at the 2019 Youth Empowerment Summit. We are grateful for the youth involvement and commitment to creating positive change in the world. Finally, a huge shout out to the Yolo County organizations that helped launch the project specifically the Yolo County Office of Education and the Yolo County Library and the campaign's founding partners ...