The Thriving Families Working Group helps give families the knowledge and resources they need to nurture their children. Attention is placed on the family’s critical role in their child’s development.
We seek to ensure that all families possess:
- Parental resilience
- Social connections
- Knowledge of parent and child development
- Concrete support in times of need
- Socially and emotionally competent children
- Nurturing relationships and strong attachment to their children
- Promote Resources757.org so families and their advocates can find and use Hampton Roads resources.
- Align parent education programs across the region so parents can easily find them.
- Launch The Basics: a community mobilization campaign promoting family interactions which support optimal early childhood development.
- Develop a Parent Partnership Council by engaging families thoughout SHR to help find solutions to the challenges of raising children who are healthy, thriving, and ready to learn.
The Minus 9 to 5 initiative is committed to understanding the unmet and recurring needs of families with young children – and in only a short time, has identified clear pathways for wide-ranging, community impact.