Frameworks

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:

  • Parental Resilience

  • Social Connections

  • Concrete Support in Times of Need

  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development

  • Social and Emotional Competence of Children

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The Strengthening Families Approach is integrated into the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support.

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