Using strengths-based attitudes and a trauma-informed approach in Head Start and Early Head Start programs can help to build and strengthen trusting relationships with families who are involved in the child welfare system. These practices can guide programs and staff to focus on families' strengths in everyday interactions.
Explore this resource to learn ways to partner with families when there is child welfare agency involvement. Discover how to use both a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to build trusting relationships with families. Find scenarios with families to help you practice applying these strategies.
National Centers:Parent, Family and Community Engagement
Last Updated: May 19, 2020