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Logo: Shows the globe laid flat with with energy lines zig-zagging between people and places, and the words Connect All at the bottom.

Connect All is a global initiative based on goodness and logic, to address all that can be, for all life to have the most safety and hopeful possibilities. 

The Connect All approach:

  • Equips us individually to/try to do the best we can.

  • Equips us as a community to achieve our global needs.

  • Is a measurable standard to hold ourselves and others accountable.  

The curriculum includes Five Through the Filter

A self-care framework that synthesizes everything from addressing our basic needs to our major issues, from child abuse to the environment, in a simple daily application each individual within functionality can do; adaptable across cultures and to age and functionality. 

Connect All came from Gwen's two motivations: 

  • I need the most safety and hopeful possibilities for myself, and for who I am attached to. 

  • I both want to positively and don't want to negatively, tell all innocents, "This is what I was doing the moment you needed me." 

Circle diagram.  There is an inner circle (green), with "Every Moment Matters!; Logic-Connection; Goal: Most Safety and Hopeful Possibilities". The outer circle is divided into 5 sections: Take care of myself (orange); Take care of my environment (gray); Do something to be prepared (yellow); Be informed, understand more about our reality (blue); Ask/help other become aware and involved (red).

Stay informed, through our email list. 

Thank you for being part of Connect All. Take care.

Headshot of Gwen.  She is wearing a purple T-shirt, standing in her back yard with a fence in the background.

Gwendolyn Downing, LPC

Gwen (she/hers) wherever she resides, identifies as part of all.  She is a leader, advocate, developer, and trainer.  She is the originator and Director of the Connect All initiative.  She is self-employed.  She is also an occasional employee of the University of Oklahoma's National Resource Center for Youth Services; a member of the Oklahoma Coalition of Advocates for Behavioral Health, the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership and the International Initiative for Disability Leadership; and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.  Prior experiences include: 2022 official UNA-USA representative at the 66th Commission on the Status of Women; 2021 co-author of the Oklahoma Crisis Line handbook for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Trafficking Advocacy; former Manager of Hope and Resilience for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; and a former member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's Steering Committee. 

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