September/October 2001Vol. 2, No. 5Guidelines for Family Support Practice
This reference work, based on a review of best practices currently used in family support programs, has been revised and updated to reflect current legislation, public policy, and practice. Family support programs share the goal of building on the strengths of families to empower parents to care for their children. The programs provide comprehensive collaborative services, build on school successes, enhance parenting skills, connect other family services, and encourage statewide planning. General principles for family support practice recognize that specific services need to be adapted to the needs of each family. Recommendations are provided for building relationships; enhancing family capacity; affirming diversity; structuring community programs; and planning and operating the program. Practice examples illustrate the application of key concepts.
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