This course will provide an overview of Parental Resilience within the Strengthening Families movement and two types of strategies that programs can use to build parental resilience. This training is designed to be used by anyone who works with children and families – in any field. We use a mix of examples from early care and education settings, child welfare settings, and family interactions. Some of the video resources draw heavily from an early care and education background. While this may not reflect the work you do every day, the videos may open your eyes to what can be done in the context of high quality early care and education, and how those providers can be your partners in the community, an “extra set of eyes” on a child, and a key supporter of a family going through difficult times.
Course Learning Objectives:
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
- Define and recognize signs of parental resilience
- Identify everyday actions you can take to help parents build their resilience in your work
- Identify steps you will take to integrate these ideas into your work