Lemonade for Life is having a big impact on the lives of those who attend and the families they serve.
Since Lemonade for Life launched in 2014, hundreds of people have participated in this training. They report that the skills and knowledge they gained in Lemonade for Life are not only helping others adopt a hope-infused mindset, they are seeing a change in themselves as well.
“Thank you so much for the time you took to teach and mentor us! Lemonade for Life gave me so much more than just a training. It helped me to understand why some of my responses to life were driven by things beyond the obvious. I will be working hard to continue to get the information out there!”
Christina E. (Iowa)
After attending Lemonade for Life, participants:
- Increased their hope and mindset scores (from pre- to post-training).
- Better understand their own ACEs scores. Pre-training, only 63% of participants knew their own ACEs score; that percentage increased to nearly 100% post-training. There is also a statistically significant increase in reflection on their own ACEs from pre- to post- training.
- Are more confident in knowing what to say to someone who is struggling with their own ACEs and have better understanding of where to refer them if needed for follow-up services.
More families are taking positive steps
As families have a chance to see their ACEs in a new light, they are more likely to seek out and stick with the support services that will help them achieve their goals.
Professionals are happier and more effective
Working with families who have experienced trauma can be difficult. Sometimes it’s hard to see real progress. But Lemonade for Life participants report that as they apply the skills they learned in the training, they see families take big steps forward. It’s a rewarding feeling, knowing you are making a difference.
Providers and their supervisors tell us this experience has made them more effective at their jobs, has improved job retention, reduced burnout, and improved overall job satisfaction.
Lemonade for Life partners
Here are a few of the organizations that have participated in Lemonade for Life:
Iowa Department of Health
Maryland Department of Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Community Action of Eastern Iowa
Parents as Teachers National
Healthy Start Georgia
Kansas Children’s Cabinet
Duchesne Clinic, Kansas City, KS
We’d love to hear about you and your organization – your goals, opportunities, and challenges — to see how Lemonade for Life can work for you.