Responding to Families in Crisis

Responding to Families in Crisis

Many Head Start families in crisis are dealing with an array of challenges. Head Start staff who work with families should develop planned responses for stabilizing families in crisis. Concrete and practical services (e.g., arranging for child care, providing transportation, and having a telephone installed or reconnected) lessen pressures for families in crisis and free family energy for working on other issues.



About OpenDoors

This online tool supports home visiting staff and those who support them by presenting regulations, strategies, publications, and resources in a way that’s interactive, flexible, and adaptable to people’s needs. It offers the readerthe opportunity to read, review, rate, save, and organize material that’s engaging, supports understanding, and ultimately contributes to their expertise as home visitors and home visiting supervisors. It has been developed by the Early Head Start National Resource Center, and includes numerous resources produced by other national centers.

Prepared for the Office of Head Start, under contract # HHSP23320100009YC, by the Early Head Start National Resource Center at ZERO TO THREE.