Imagine Children's Museum

Log Number: MA-20-19-0613-19

Imagine children's Museum will work with community partners to develop the Positive Futures program to support resilience in children who have experienced trauma. The program will focus on two populations--those in kinship care and children who have an incarcerated parent or loved one. A taskforce of museum staff and community partners will incorporate the experiences learned in a previous pilot program by adding elements to specifically address social emotional and core life skills. Using playful learning formats, the museum will present monthly programs for 12-15 families/group, and take-home materials will build on the learning at the museum between sessions. Working with an evaluation consultant the project team will measure child learning and refine the programs based on feedback from caregivers. The museum will also develop a playbook for other children's museums interested in offering similar programs for their communities.