Goal, Mission, Core Values, and More

Our Goal

Communities Practicing Resiliency (CPR) strives to create community awareness and understanding about childhood adversity and trauma, which is assessed by instruments that measure Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

The goal of CPR is to identify and develop tools, resources, and a network of relationships to increase resilience within individuals, families and communities. They do so by engaging the community in ways that will develop the valuable skills to mitigate past, present, and future trauma. CPR members are continuously collaborating and communicating, in order to maintain a commitment of sustainable funding, people and organizations. Some of the community members from the CPR Harrisburg Region include, families, businesses, civic institutions, and other community partners, work groups, and task forces.

Our Vision

Children and families living in a safe and healthy environment, effectively coping with adverse experiences.

Our Mission

To instill hope and build resiliency in children, families and communities by establishing trauma-informed, sustainable approaches, where access to resources and shared learning are vital for healthy interdependence.

Our Core Values: CARE

Collaborate to reach consensus

Active Engagement and Dependability

Relationships are paramount- a culture that fosters respect, trust, finding voice and active listening

Equity and Inclusiveness

Our Principles

  • Practice group decision-making without hierarchy
  • Use data and evidence informed practices to continuously learn, adapt, and improve
  • Support and commit to the vision and mission of CPR Harrisburg Region
  • Respect for organizational boundaries/limitations/conflicts of interest
  • Promote cross sector participation

Our History

The Kaiser/CDC ACE Study published in 1998 by Felitti and Anda measured three categories of adversity: abuse (physical, emotional and sexual), neglect (physical and emotional), and household dysfunction (domestic violence, separation or divorce, substance abuse, incarceration and mental illness) occurring before 18 years of age. Our work builds on this early model of identification.