Caring Communities of
An affiliate of Youth First, Inc.
Caring Communities of Gibson County organizes and involves all community members who have a stake in healthy futures for young people.
Who We Are
Caring Communities of Gibson County (CCGC) is made up of community members, key leaders, and organizations who work together to engage all parts of the community in promoting healthy behaviors.
As part of the national and statewide initiative, the Communities that Care process is a way for communities to prevent substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancy, violence, school drop-out, and behavioral health issues.
Our vision is a productive collaboration of community members engaged in promoting respectful, healthy behaviors that contribute to a thriving community.
Caring Communities of Gibson County is part of a national and statewide initiative created by professors of social work, J. David Hawkins, PhD and Richard F. Catalano, PhD at the University of Washington, Seattle.
CCGC is an affiliate of Youth First, Inc. which exists to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.
Our mission is to assess the positive and negative influences impacting youth in Gibson County, support existing services and implement proven strategies in the identified service gaps, to promote positive youth development.
Caring Communities of Gibson County has developed its Community Action Plan and is now implementing that plan through various programs and strategies.
Caring Communities of Gibson County (CCGC) involves all parts of the community in promoting healthy development. It identifies the needs in the community and develops ways to address those needs. In order to accomplish this, the community has been assessed for risk and protective factors.
CCGC is a way for community members to work together to prevent problem youth behaviors including: substance abuse, delinquency, teen pregnancy, school dropout, violence, and behavioral health issues.
**Risk factors increase the likelihood of a young person becoming involved in unhealthy behaviors.
**Protective factors buffer youth from exposure to risk factors.