A Village to Lean On: Caregiving and women at work

How women tend to care at home and at work has real implications and should be central to any conversation about gender parity at work, home, and society.

Visualizing Care’s Ripple Effect

Read about how small, individual actions of care can positively impact and fundamentally alter communities, families, and care cultures.

The Nuclear Family Myth

The nuclear family model remains a cornerstone of the American family, and yet, it is not a successful model of living. We need extended community.

Mapping Ourselves in Michigan for the Youth Advisory Committee

Read about the first of a series of Mapping Ourselves Workshops for youth in Michigan, part of the We All Care Initiative

Supporting Women, at home and at work

How Data Visualization and Peer to Peer learning can strengthen communities of women.

Seeing Value, Busy Professionals Voluntarily Add to Their Efforts

Key Takeaways Social workers are finding so much value in using Atlas CareMaps with their clients, that they are voluntarily adding this tool to their already overloaded schedules. Excitement and interest about Atlas CareMaps has spread organically within the professional health and social services community in Santa Barbara County. Grant making organizations, moved by the…

A Grassroots Group Finds Its Voice

Key Takeaways Someone in the community needs to lead. The enthusiasm and personal outreach of two of the promotoras, Josefa Rios and Maribel Landeros, was critical at the start to get a large group of other promotoras to devote several hours of precious time to attend an esoteric-sounding workshop. The Atlas CareMap appears to have…

Uncovering Community Wisdom Amongst Santa Barbara Family Caregivers

Key Takeaways Atlas CareMaps serve as a catalyst to spark social, peer-to-peer conversations about family caregiving, resulting in uncovering community wisdom and strengthening community bonds. Once people begin to map their care relationships, they start to see them everywhere. The response to the experimental methods explored in Mapping Yourself shows that there is the potential…

The digital Atlas CareMap (beta) is here!

We’re excited to announce that a digital tool for creating Atlas CareMaps is now ready for public use. You’ll find it at www.AtlasCareMap.org. Everything you can do with a hand-drawn Atlas CareMap, you can now do online, and much more. Key Features The video describes these features of AtlasCareMap.org: Clearly see your care ecosystem —…