strengthening families framework
Today’s families face many challenges. Support to overcome those challenges helps keep the family strong. The Southern Illinois Coalition for Children and Families implements the Strengthening Families approach in its work to build the following protective factors in families.
Strengthening Families is a framework developed by the Center for the Study for Social Policy over the last decade to prevent child abuse and neglect. This approach provides a valuable framework to help child welfare systems, early education and other programs work with parents.
Ways in which the Coalition incorporates the Strengthening Families approach include:
- child development awareness and education,
-developmental and social-emotional screening,
-connecting families to resources through sifamilies
connect and sifamilies.org,
-our partnership with ResilientSI and the launch of Community Children's Cabinets and
-training and support of early learning and social
Concrete Support in Times of Need
Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
Social and Emotional Competence of Children