Building Community, Building Hope

Building Community, Building Hope

The Building Community, Building Hope film series shows real-world, collaborative solutions to the problem of child abuse and neglect. Each film comes with a discussion toolkit and supporting materials.

Download the BCBH User’s Guide to learn how you can use the film series to spark conversations with potential partners in your community.

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Relationships Matter: Strengthening and Supporting Families

How creating a community-based network built on strong relationships can truly transform lives. (09:05)

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Engaging Dads: Seeing Their Strengths

Instead of believing dads are a liability, we need to understand they are an asset. (01:59)

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Dads Rock: Getting Real with Fathers

Men grow by sharing experiences and bonding with others. This video explains how men grow as fathers and shape and mold their children’s lives. (3:17)

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Dads Rock: Xavier’s Story

Learn how Xavier overcame challenges to become a better father – and a role model for boys growing up without fathers. (2:16)

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Dads Rock: Nurturing Father Engagement

How can programs work differently with dads to ensure they are part of their children's lives? (11:03)

Click to watch the An Unlikely Partnership film

An Unlikely Partnership

Two Washington state departments collaborate to help keep families together during a parent's incarceration. (9:42)

Click to watch the Fostering Hope Initiative film

Fostering Hope Initiative

"It takes a village" in an old idea, but here in Oregon, it’s tangibly changing community supports for families. (6:18)

Click to watch the Magnolia Place Community Initiative film

Magnolia Community Initiative

Could 35,000 low income children in Los Angeles break records of success in education, health & economic stability? (6:39)

Click to watch the Partners United for Supportive Housing film

Partners United for Supportive Housing

How does it change the game when you provide stable housing to families first, then address their other complex needs? (7:55)

Click to watch the full Building Community, Building Hope film

Building Community, Building Hope

Start the conversation in your community about what you can do to support families. (22:39)

Engagement Toolkits

About the Film Series

We know that there is tremendous power in communities to solve the problem of child abuse and neglect. We also know that families don’t exist in a bubble—they are affected by community factors around them. Housing, healthcare, jobs—all of these are important in understanding the types of stresses that families encounter.

Building Community, Building Hope shows real-world collaborative solutions in action. The film highlights innovative programs working to prevent and respond to child maltreatment by engaging parents and communities and forming the partnerships needed to ensure the safety and well-being of all children and families.

We encourage communities to use the films to foster conversations about what we as a society can—and should—do to ensure children grow up to achieve their full potential, free from abuse and neglect. Share it with your staff, programs, partners, community, and policy makers. Feel free to use or adapt the resources provided above to help you in this process.