Makes the case for creating opportunities for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously.
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Helps policy makers, practitioners, and citizen groups understand what a “parenting success” strategy looks like and how it can strengthen families and communities.
Discusses resources that service providers, advocates, and practitioners can use to better understand and engage the community in responding to children whose caregivers are negatively impacted by mental illness, substance use, or trauma.
Provides an overview of research regarding some key characteristics and training strategies of successful parent education programs and information about selected evidence-based and evidence-informed parent education programs.
Provides resources, "promising practices", and suggestions for adapting family strengthening programs for use with refugee populations.
Identifies the long-term societal benefits of investing early (from conception to age five) in effective programs for children.
Articulates why and how Strengthening Families can contribute to home visiting efforts and provides examples from some of the states actively working in this way.
Reviews the most commons types of maternal mental health disorders, how they affect child health and development, available treatments and the role of child health providers in the early detection and linkage to services.
Provides an overview of research regarding key characteristics and training strategies of successful parent education programs for strengthening families and preventing child maltreatment.
Summarizes the findings of a meta-analysis of the current research literature on parent training programs to identify components associated with more effective and less effective programs.