Explore how Head Start and Early Head Start programs can partner with vital child welfare agencies. Learn the ways they work together to protect children and strengthen families.
The collaboration between early childhood staff, families, and community agencies builds positive relationships. These relationships support parents’ progress toward their goals for themselves and their children. Community partners provide culturally and linguistically responsive services and helpful resources. They are available to work with families and early childhood providers on such goals as parents’ educational advancement, economic mobility, and other aspects of family well-being. Community engagement promotes positive, enduring change for children, families, and communities in accordance with the Office of Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework.
Watch this webinar to learn how community partnerships can help support referrals from Head Start programs to domestic violence programs.
Explore ways to partner with families when there is child welfare agency involvement. Find out how to use both a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to build trusting relationships with families.
In this overview, learn about the importance of community partnerships with child welfare agencies for program leaders and staff.
Explore this resource to learn ways to build effective, engaged, and collaborative relationships with child welfare agencies to strengthen family well-being.
Explore this series to learn how programs can build effective partnerships with child welfare agencies to benefit young children and families.
Recommendations to assist Head Start, child care programs, and public libraries to partner and help meet the educational needs of young children and their families.
Watch this video for tips that programs can use to bring families together and build a strong sense of community. Sheltering Arms Educare Program in Atlanta, GA shares real-life experiences from their Head Start/Early Head Start program. Discover ways for parents to share experiences and build connections that improve family well-being and contribute to better outcomes for children.
Health Services Advisory Committees (HSAC) help programs make decisions about health services. Use this kit to help plan, recruit, engage, and evaluate the work of the HSAC.