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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.

Supporting Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness

This interactive learning series includes 30-minute modules to enhance your understanding of homelessness. Learn how to identify and support children and families through the situation.

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Family Well-Being

What does family well-being mean 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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Earned Income Tax Credit

Find information to share with parents to see if they qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit and other child tax credits.

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Building Foundations for Economic Mobility Webinar Series

Explore these videos and resources to support program efforts around financial capability and education and career strategies for Head Start and Early Head Start families.

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Family Support and Well-being

Last Updated: November 29, 2018