We have collected the following websites, tips, toolkits, best practices, and helpful items to help you optimize the mental health of the children that you, your family, your organization, or your sector encounter. We thank all the organizations that have published these resources online and all of our partners who brought these resources to our attention. We welcome your feedback and suggestions for other resources to consider.
All of the resources relate to the question: "What can I do as a [caregiver, provider, etc.] to help this child develop optimally?"
"Strengthening Families™ is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. It is based on engaging families, programs and communities in building five protective factors."
The five protective factors are:
1. Parental resilience
2. Social connections
3. Knowledge of parenting and child development
4. Concrete support in times of need
5. Social and emotional competence of children