This report summarizes the projects carried out by early childhood leaders in four communities across the country at the intersection of community and child development, including the adaptations they had to make when the COVID-19 crisis began. This resource also shares lessons learned and recommendations to guide others who are looking for ways to improve outcomes for young children and their families by partnering across these two fields.
Publications & Resources
Community Conditions that Strengthen Families
This webinar discussed work that explores how community conditions that strengthen families can be improved. Listeners learned about the results of a survey done earlier this year and the themes we found in the survey. Find the report related to this webinar here. You can access the executive summary here.
Executive Summary: Community Conditions that Strengthen Families: Protective Factors Work at the Community Level
This brief summarizes survey findings from organizational partners and members of the Strengthening Families National Network interested in using the Protective Factors Framework in their community-level approach and their viewpoints on community conditions that support child and family outcomes. Find the full report here.
Community Conditions that Strengthen Families: Protective Factors Work at the Community Level
This report summarizes survey findings from organizational partners and members of the Strengthening Families National Network interested in using the Protective Factors Framework in their community-level approach and their viewpoints on community conditions that support child and family outcomes. Find the executive summary for the report here.
Using Café Conversations to Build Protective and Promotive Factors
The goal of café-style conversations is to create an intimate environment where parents, caregivers, and community members can share and support each other as a strategy for strengthening families.
Coming Together During COVID-19: Early Childhood Systems Supporting Families
This brief is the first in a three-part series, highlighting community and local level responses to COVID-19. This first brief discusses how the infrastructure and partnerships EC-LINC communities have developed over years of building their early childhood systems have allowed them to address the needs confronting families with young children.
Strengthening Families 101
This webinar provided a Strengthening Families introduction for people who are new to the protective factors framework and the Strengthening Families approach. It also served as a free, pre-conference training for people attending the Together for Families conference October 14-16, 2020, but is open and available to anyone who would like an introduction or refresher on what Strengthening Families is all about.
Guide to Leveraging Opportunities Between Title V and Medicaid for Social-Emotional Development
This webinar presented the framework of opportunities to leverage Title V and Medicaid partnerships and offer reflections from thought leaders about the importance of action. Access the slides here.
Applying CSSP’s Anti-Racist Intersectional Frame to Our Work
Attendees learned about the anti-racist intersectional frame developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), and to explore its application to CSSP’s Strengthening Families work and other projects related to young children and their families. The webinar also discuss opportunities to apply the frame within your own Strengthening Families work in your programs, communities, and systems.
Early Relational Health and Protective Factors
This webinar offered an opportunity to reflect on the importance of foundational relationships and how this work can strengthen the protective factors framework and be integrated with your implementation of Strengthening Families.