About Family Support
What Are The
Principles And Premises Of Family Support Practice?
Support America promotes family support as the nationally recognized
movement to strengthen and support
families and places the
principles of family support
practice at the heart of every
setting in which children and families are present. Click
here for information on the
is Family Support?
support is about investing in the promotion of the
positive things that families want for their children. In the long
term, family support is a societal investment in the creation of
happy, healthy, productive citizens. This investment not only has an
impact on the families who participate in services, it has a
secondary impact on us all. Family support prevents social problems.
Click here to see more about the positive outcomes for children and
What Else Is Being Said About The Principles Of Family Support?
The fundamental principles of family support have been identified
and discussed extensively by Bernice Weissbourd, a long-time leader
of the family support movement, and Heather Weiss, director of the
Harvard Family Research Project, among others. Click here to see a
summary that draws heavily on their work.
Which Families Need Support?
In today’s complex world no family has within itself all of the
knowledge and resources necessary to meet all of its members’ needs.
Parents in different circumstances need different kinds of help and
different levels of support, but all parents need some kind of help
at one time or another. more
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