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Thu, Apr 28



SOAR – Strengths in Overcoming Adversity thru Resiliency

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SOAR  – Strengths in Overcoming Adversity thru Resiliency
SOAR  – Strengths in Overcoming Adversity thru Resiliency

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Apr 28, 2022, 11:30 AM


About the event

In 2013, a group of community members came together to answer the question, “What if we could create a system in Cumberland County that makes a suite of prevention & intervention parent education and family support services available for all children and their families?” The Team is known as SOAR which stands for – Strengths in Overcoming Adversity thru Resiliency.

Cumberland County is a part of a collective movement to ensure that all families and children lead healthy and prosperous lives, and the Strengthening Families Approach and Protective Factors Framework can guide the work to achieve this vision. Strengthening Families supports a common framework across multiple sectors for a national, state, regional, and local response to enhance family supports through an assets-based approach.

On November 20, 2017, the SOAR Team unveiled the Community Child Abuse Prevention Plan to the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners. Join us to learn more about the SOAR approach and protective factors framework.


About the Speaker

Pamela Federline is a 30+ year public servant and veteran grant and nonprofit consultant whose career spans public health and public birth to Pre-K through higher education in medical school. Pamela has public health and educational outcomes assessment expertise, particularly interested in needs assessment and shifts in demographic changes impacting public and related services. Ms. Federline has a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion and Education, emphasizing Maternal and Child Health and Child Abuse and Neglect from the University of South Carolina, and a certificate from the UNC-CH Management Academy for Public Health. She currently chairs the Data and Research Team for the Strengths in Overcoming Adversity thru Resiliency (SOAR), Cumberland County’s Child Abuse Prevention Plan. As a consultant, Pamela completed a comprehensive review of 94 children in foster care through an equity lens, using data to compare children’s experiences with guardian ad litems, judges, and social workers. She also sits on the State Family Engagement & Leadership Coalition. With full custody of her five-year-old grandson, Pamela lives in Fayetteville, NC., and works for the Partnership for Children of Cumberland County as vice president of Planning & Evaluation. In her spare time, she writes short stories called the “Grandmother Chronicles” about raising a young child the ‘second time around.’

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