Family Support & Well-being

Family Support & Well-being

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.

Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness

Explore materials to help your program enroll and support children and families experiencing homelessness. Learn to support sensitive conversations about living circumstances and find state and local partners.

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Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence

Explore resources to learn more about domestic violence and how you can support children and families in your program experiencing it.

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Building Foundations for Economic Mobility

Explore this collection of resources to learn more about how to support parents and families’ goals for economic mobility.

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Family Well-Being

Find out what family well-being means for Head Start and Early Head Start families and children. Safe, healthy, and financially secure families are more likely to reach their goals for themselves and their children.

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Family Support and Well-being

Last Updated: December 30, 2019