THE PRINCIPLES OF FAMILY SUPPORT PRACTICE
The Principles of Family Support Practice developed by Family Support America in 1996 are one of the two foundational frameworks in the Family Support field. They continue to guide the Family Support and Strengthening field today through their incorporation into the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support.
Family Support Principles – English
Family Support Principles – Spanish
Family Support Principles – Chinese
THE STRENGTHENING FAMILIES APPROACH
Developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy in 2005, the Strengthening Families Approach is a foundational framework in the Family Support & strengthening field. The approach focuses on building 5 Protective Factors with families that research has shown increase family stability, enhance child development, and reduce child abuse and neglect:
Concrete Support in Times of Need
Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
Social and Emotional Competence of Children
The Strengthening Families Approach is integrated into the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support.