Prevention Resources

Growing and Supporting Families

Most parents need people they can call on once in a while when they need a sympathetic listener, advice, or concrete support. Research has shown that parents who are isolated, with few social connections, are at higher risk for child abuse and/or neglect.

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Proven ways for parents to help kids grow and maintain strong families.

Resilience is managing stress and dealing with your life, even when things get difficult.

  • Take care of yourself and ask for help when you need it.
  • Stop stress from getting in the way of providing loving care for your child.
  • Enjoy time with your child and celebrate what you like about being a parent.

Having a network of friends and family helps us feel secure, confident and empowered.

  • Accept help from others and look for opportunities to help them back.
  • Build your skills in reaching out to others, communicating and resolving conflict.
  • Focus on relationships where you feel respected and appreciated.

There is no perfect parent, but knowing what to expect does make the job easier.

  • Discover what to expect as your child grows.
  • Try new skills and tips to help your child progress and thrive.
  • Respond in a positive way when your child misbehaves.

Some problems are too big to solve alone. Knowing where to get help in the community can make life easier.

  • Know what help is available.
  • Reach out and ask for help when needed.
  • Share information on resources with others.

Help children develop skills so they can manage their emotions and build healthy relationships with their peers and adults.

  • Respond warmly and consistently to your child.
  • Allow your child to express his/her emotions.
  • Model how to be kind and interact positively with others.

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