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It Takes a Community was adopted by the Magnolia Community Initiative in 2008 as a core working philosophy to guide how public institutional partners, community-based organizations and individuals can operate within communities.

It is through the healing nature of connected relationships and compassion that the six protective factors become actualized into a daily practice with the expectation that change can happen on a personal level, at the organizational level and at the community level.



Protective Factors

  • Parental Resilience
  • Social Connections
  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
  • Concrete Support in Times of Need
  • Nurturing and Attachment
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