“We talk all the time about how retail stores could potentially be a benefit to society and sell products that people need, like food and water,” said 53206 DFC Coordinator John Eshun. “Going in some of these corner stores and looking at the products made it very clear about what’s good and what’s not.”
“It’s an incredible foundation in working with families,” said The Parenting Network’s Andrea Libber. “Using this framework will help you do your best work. It’s an intentional way of doing what you already do. It provides you a different way of looking at your work that is strengths based and intentional.”
It’s heartening to know that those who are caring for some of our community’s most vulnerable young people are taking the extra step of meet them where they are and walking with them on their path to health and wholeness. It’s an approach we should all follow, both symbolically and literally.
“I think these initiatives help to reshape norms around smoking so people will be better educated, better informed, and also be able to live, work, and play in environments that are smoke free, both from cigarette smoke and e-cigarette vapor,” said Anneke Mohr, coordinator for the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance, which is housed in the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute.