Project LAUNCH Framework. Source: http://www.healthysafechildren.org/project-launch-framework
The early years of a child’s life lay the foundation for school readiness and future success. Early emotional experiences impact children’s ability to learn and thrive at home and in school. Yet approximately 30% of children by the age of 8 are not on track with their social and emotional development as exhibited by self-control, good interpersonal skills and no behavioral problems.
LAUNCH Together supports Colorado communities in expanding evidence-based prevention and promotion strategies and building coordinated systems to support the wellness of children, prenatal through age 8, and their families with a focus on behavioral health and social and emotional development. The privately-funded LAUNCH Together initiative is inspired and informed by the experiences and outcomes of the SAMHSA’s Project LAUNCH initiative. To learn more about SAMHSA’s Project LAUNCH, visit: healthysafechildren.org.
LAUNCH Together aims to 1) invest in communities to plan and implement effective community-based strategies and train professionals in a variety of settings; 2) bring together public and private partners to communicate what works, raise awareness and support policy changes to sustain effective community practices; and 3) evaluate the project and provide technical assistance to grantees.