LINC’s broad systemic approach allows us to work with individuals, families, and communities across cultures in response to a variety of societal shifts and crises. They have ranged from New York’s 9/11, to Australian brush fires, and Japanese nuclear disaster among others.
BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE, ARGENTINA – POPULATION 12 MILLION: 10,000 LIDERES PARA EL CAMBIO
- FOCUS: Violence, HIV/AIDS and substance use disorder for the entire community
- FAMILY/COMMUNITY LINKS: Concerned community members working collaboratively across all levels of the community as Natural Change Agents
- RESULT: Within 2 years, 400% increase in young people with substance use disorder being brought into treatment by their families
- Follow up 15 years later: In one city of two million people, 37 of 43 projects were still functioning. A 25-year follow up is under way
FOCUS: worked with the health ministry and developed decentralized health, mental health and addiction services dependent on family members bringing patients to every clinical appointment
- + Established regional decentralized home health houses and treatment clinics
- + Mobilized Family and Community Links to reach out to families in each region
- + Ensured collaboration between health, mental health and new addiction services
- + Compliance rate of individuals with schizophrenia and their families: 98%
TAIWAN applied the model to develop a national trauma and resilience center to reduce depression and suicidality following a period of earthquakes and floods.
The AURORA, CO community, is a cultural microcosm of the United States with long term citizens and immigrants of 29 countries has an active community resilience center that grew from traumatic gun violence but is serving as an ongoing resource to the community.