Supporting Local Family Strengthening Programs and Efforts
Prevention in practical terms means strengthening families so that families have the knowledge, resources and support they need to thrive. Parents need information about child development and parenting to understand typical behavior and manage their children's behavior in positive ways. With parenting information, they can support their children's social and emotional development so their children develop healthy relationships and are resilient. Parents need support for themselves too - this comes from having social connections with friends, other parents and the larger community. With support, parents can learn to manage their own stressors to navigate challenging times and rebound from difficulties.