Explore strategies that reduce stress caused by physical, mental, and emotional obstacles and challenges in uncertain times.
Family well-being occurs when all family members are safe, healthy, and have chances for educational advancement and economic mobility. Support services such as early care and education, housing and food assistance, and physical and mental health care positively contribute to the well-being of families and their children. When families face challenges that cause stress, including poverty and homelessness, their health and wellness can be negatively impacted. Engaging families as active participants in problem-solving and goal-setting can help them identify and use their own strengths to address the challenges they face. When families are healthy, safe, and economically stable, their children's health and well-being can thrive.
Supporting families through substance use and recovery is a Head Start priority. Learn about addiction and substance use stigma and how you can make a difference in your work.
Programs can use this set of positive social media messages as a way to provide virtual support to parents and families.
Explore ways to provide effective health education. Learn how to identify key information, deliver it so others can understand, and ensure it matches the culture and language of a family.
Explore resources designed to support the well-being of early care and education staff and the families they serve..
Strategies used by a program to make families and communities support children’s school readiness.
Facilitating a Referral for Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Within Early Head Start and Head Start (EHS/HS)
Head Start and Early Head Start program staff are required to work in partnership with families to ensure they have access to any needed mental health services. This brief is designed to: (1) provide guidance for Head Start and Early Head Start program staff to identify mental health providers who best meet a family's needs, culture, and personality, and (2) offer ideas to overcome access barriers.
You can protect yourself and your family by taking action to prevent injuries at home!