Strengthening Families™ in Communities
The Strengthening Families™ approach has positive impacts on many levels, including in communities. Focusing on supporting families from a strengths-based perspective means that communities create family-friendly spaces, ensure access to services when needed, enact policies that promote family well-being and foster a community-wide sense of responsibility for the health and optimal development of children. When community members, agencies and family members work together, they create environments where children are safe and thriving. A community-wide approach includes building an infrastructure, shifting policies and systems and intentionally building parent partnerships. Explore the topics below to learn more and find resources that will support bringing the Strengthening Families™ approach to your community.