Share this video series with families to begin conversations about setting financial goals, creating action plans for tracking progress, and exploring options and benefits of increasing their financial capability.
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.
Learn to support families’ goals around career pathways, finding a new job, getting a GED or high school diploma, accessing job training, pursuing and paying for college and higher education, or starting a business.
Learn to support families’ goals around accessing and reviewing credit reports and scores, building credit, managing debt and student loan debt, and avoiding predatory loans and identity theft.
Learn how to support families’ goals around building savings, buying a car, buying a home, saving for education, and saving for retirement.
Learn to support families' goals around choosing financial products, making and using a budget, accessing public benefits, paying bills, filing taxes, and accessing tax credits.
The Family Economic Mobility Toolkit shares information, ideas, inspiration, and hands-on resources to help Head Start staff partner with families on their journeys toward economic stability and mobility.
Use this checklist to gather the information you need to file your 2023 taxes. Share it with families in your program to help them get ready for tax season, even if they don't usually file.
Learn more about the concept of family well-being, the role of family services professionals and home visitors in supporting family well-being, and the systemic barriers to well-being that families face.
Read these examples of respecting the privacy and confidentiality of families to strengthen relationships and trust. Then explore reflective questions to strengthen this practice.
Explore examples of checking in and partnering with families to create and strengthen relationships, along with reflective questions to strengthen this practice.