What is Family Support?

Family Support is the belief that the community comes together to support the family in a holistic wraparound system of care, family – driven approach. The goal is to strengthen, empower and engage families in their communities so that they can foster the optimal development of children, youth, and adult family members. Family support uses an integrated network of community-based resources and services that strengthens parenting practices and the healthy development of children.  Family support includes “paid” supports such as family partners and youth support providers as well as “unpaid” or “informal” support by neighbors, friends, grandparents and other families who face similar needs.

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