What do you mean, the whole child? Supporting Social Determinants of Health (SDoH).

Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) are the social, economic, and physical conditions in the places where people live, work and play that can affect their health and well-being. 

Children and families are currently facing challenges that are forcing them to make difficult life choices as they cope with food insecurity, housing instability, access to medical care and treatment. Wisconsin Afterschool Network will take a look at SDoH through the lens of Whole Child, Whole Family, Whole Community and focus on how youth serving organizations can help provide resources that enhance quality of care and access to local resources. 

With this new knowledge, organizations will be able to help families access resources and provide programming that supports a thriving, whole child system. Programs will come away with concrete strategies to serve children and will see a return on their investment when kids show up to programming healthier, happier, and ready to grow.

Webinar: Systems of Scarcity, A Reframing of Poverty

Presented by Jess Bowers, MSW-CAPSW, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and Dr. Lindsay Bernhagen, Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point 

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The Benefits of Membership

Becoming a member of the Wisconsin Afterschool Network is FREE and comes with some benefits.  Members will receive discount codes for free registration to the Alternative Pathway courses: Introduction to School-Age Care; Guiding Children's Behavior in OST programs; and School-Age Curricular Framework, as well as access to Member Only discussion boards.  We would love to have you join us in supporting high quality programs for youth in Wisconsin!

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Out-of-School Time Resource Center

The Wisconsin Afterschool Network is here to provide supports and resources to YOU and YOUR PROGRAM through our Resource Center.  The Resource Center contains content on topics such as: Mental and Emotional Wellness; Starting a Program; STEM and more!  In addition to content, you can request personalized Technical Assistance using our Request Technical Assistance Form found in Quick Links.  We are here to help you - so let's get started!

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