Enable Caregiving Adults to Build Safe, Secure Relationships with Children

The narrative around children’s health in the United States often focuses on protection from harm, specifically physical harm. Yet, this narrative fails to acknowledge that a fundamental part of growing up with wellbeing is meeting both physical and emotional needs. As a result, parents, family members, foster parents, and other caregiving adults of all backgrounds often lack the awareness, training, or resources to provide comprehensive emotional support for the children in their lives.

Innovative practitioners are changing this norm and enabling caregiving adults to care for kids’ physical safety, academic achievement, and emotional stability.

Their solutions often develop support systems for parents, teachers, and other caregiving adults which enhance their own self-awareness, provide them with emotional support, and therefore improve their ability to care for their children’s whole selves.

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What if we started asking "what happened to him" instead of "what is wrong with him"? How could that shift change how we support children?

What if we started asking "what happened to him" instead of "what is wrong with him"? How could that shift change how we support children?

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What if outcomes for kinship care children & families  could improve thru exploration & play coupled with information & community support?

What if outcomes for kinship care children & families could improve thru exploration & play coupled with information & community support?

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We dare to ask what could happen if we give parents a platform to raise the funds they need to care and provide for their children.

We dare to ask what could happen if we give parents a platform to raise the funds they need to care and provide for their children.

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