Building Strong Relationships With Families
Promoting positive outcomes for children is best achieved when the whole family is accepted and supported in an approach that strengthens the family. Recognizing the parent-child bond as the first, most important relationship in a child’s life, it is important to have strong, positive relationships with the whole family. Having such relationships allows for programs to implement programs that value principles of family-centered practice. This training promotes awareness of the importance of developing skills in building relationships with families through a variety of reflective and interactive activities.
Welcome to Be Strong Families! Join us in our journey to achieve a thriving, healthy, productive society of tight, loving, fabulously strong families. It is based on parents taking responsibility and having the resources for keeping their children safe and their families strong. Whether you’re a parent or a provider, Be Strong Families has the resources, training, and tools to support you in living the Protective Factors that keep families strong.
Living The Protective Factors Workbook
The Living the Protective Factors Workbook is an interactive and self-reflective journey. The workbook will assist you in bringing the protective factors into your home and strengthening your family. Protective Factors are the key– intending to build the protective factors in you home is the first step toward building the family of your dreams.
Be Strong Families wants to mobilize parents across the country and globe who are committed to keeping their families and communities strong. Join the movement of people working together to create a different society where families, parents, and communities lead the way! Fill out our recruitment form and get connected to our resources and opportunities to start the conversation.
Be Strong Families’ newest resource can help you get Parent Cafes started in your community. Parent Cafe in a Box is the perfect tool for reinforcing Parent Café training and a great start for anyone that wants to start implementing parent cafés. There are hundreds of questions, and they all fit into the five protective factors that help strengthen families. Visit our store to learn more.
Be Strong Families is a start up with a track record. We have almost at decade of service and experience in Illinois leading the implementation of the Strengthening Families ™ Framework. For providers working to keep families strong by strengthening families and building the Protective Factors, Be Strong Families is your global resource on parent engagement, parent-provider partnerships, and parent and family development and support.
Be Strong Families is about parents leading the way! The Parents Get Real Blog is written by parent leaders sharing their own experiences that describe how they are living the protective factors or hear from our President and CEO on the Be Strong Families Blog. If you’re a parent, we’ve got ideas and resources that you can tap into through our blogs, events, and social media pages. Join the movement, stay connected, and tell us what you think.