The Week of the Young Child (WOYC) draws to a close today with Family Friday. Today we celebrate families and the role they play in a child’s development.
Family members are a child’s first and most important teachers. During the month of April we’ve been focusing on Strengthening Families, an evidence-based approach to prevent child abuse and neglect. Strengthening Families focuses on building up a family’s strengths to create a healthy and safe environment for children to develop and thrive. This approach identifies five protective factors that, when present, reduce the risk of abuse or neglect:
Visit alaskachildrenstrust.org to learn more about Strengthening Families and to find activities to promote each of the protective factors.