Promoting Children’s Health and Resiliency: A Strengthening Families Approach

Posted by Center for the Study of Social Policy on August 25, 2014

Primary Health Partners
Promoting Children’s Health and Resiliency: A Strengthening Families Approach

Pediatricians reach the vast majority of American children; parents look to them for reassurance, guidance, expertise and the ability to recognize and understand when things are off track. Their relationships with families give them the opportunity to see patterns of behavior evolve and discern when additional services may be warranted. Pediatricians can play an important
role in helping parents and caregivers learn to care for themselves as an important part of caring for their children. Sometimes the provision of anticipatory guidance is sufficient; other times they can steer families to needed supports. This document will provide pediatricians and other health care providers with prevention and intervention resources.

Parents are important partners in supporting the health and well-being of children, but they sometimes need support and help building their own capacity to effectively support their children. Strengthening Families is a research-based protective factors framework that provides a set of resources and tools for supporting parents, particularly those who seem to be overwhelmed by parenting, isolated, or struggling to understand and respond to their children’s needs.

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