Promoting Child & Family Well-Being
Promoting well-being involves understanding and addressing child, youth, and caregiver functioning in physical, behavioral, social, and cognitive areas. A focus on well-being should be integrated into all aspects of child welfare services. Particularly in the field of child abuse prevention, addressing child and family needs related to well-being is a critical part of reducing risks and increasing safety and protective factors. This section presents information on protective factors and child, youth, parent, and caregiver well-being. It also offers resources about marriage, fatherhood, and parenting, as well as building the capacity of programs and systems to promote well-being.
- Protective factors
- Child and youth well-being
- Parent and caregiver well-being
- Strengthening marriages
- Fatherhood resources
- Parenting resources
- Capacity building for programs and systems
|Parent Education to Strengthen Families and Reduce the Risk of Maltreatment|
|Series Title:||Issue Briefs|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway.
Download (PDF - 302KB)
|Year Published:||2013 - 14 pages|
|Provides an overview of research regarding some key characteristics and training strategies of successful parent education programs for strengthening families and preventing child maltreatment. Information about selected evidence-based and evidence-informed parent education programs, including a list of registries that evaluate programs, also is provided.|
IM-12-04: Promoting Social and Emotional Well-Being for Children and Youth Receiving Child Welfare Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau (2012)
Explains the Administration on Children, Youth and Families' priority to promote social and emotional well-being for children and youth receiving child welfare services and to encourage child welfare agencies to focus on improving the behavioral and social-emotional outcomes for children who have experienced abuse and/or neglect.