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."
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 was the former Manager of Hope and Resilience for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; a former member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's Steering Committee; 2021 co-author of the Oklahoma Crisis Line handbook for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Trafficking Advocacy; 2022 official UNA-USA representative at the 66th Commission on the Status of Women. She is a certified CE-CERT trainer and consultant.