Resources About SF

Strengthening Families in Illinois: Increasing Family Engagement in Early Childhood Programs

Article from the November 2012 edition of Young Children magazine written by Jamilah R. Jor’dan, Ph.D., Kathy Goetz Wolf, and Anne Douglass, Ph.D. highlighting the Strengthening Families Illinois framework and elements of success.

Strengthening Families Illinois Brochure

Brochure describing Strengthening Families Illinois and its logic model.

Protective Factors One-Page Handout

One-pager describes each of the 6 Protective Factors.

You’re Welcome: Parent Leaders Speak Out on What It Takes to Promote Real Parent Engagement

Early Care & Education Partnerships that Keep Children Safe

Paper written by Anne Douglass, Ph.D. highlighting how Strengthening Families Illinois influenced change in child care programs.

NAEYC Families and Community Standard / Strengthening Families Program Strategies Cross-Walk

When a Need Meets an Opportunity

Paper highlights the opportunity to strengthen families’ protective factors through Mental Health Consultation.  Written by John Roope, Director of the Caregiver Connections mental health consultation program in Illinois.

Strengthening Families Logic Model & Program Strategies

Handout by the Center for the Study of Social Policy.

Strengthening Families Literature Review

Published by the Center for the Study of Social Policy, this review covers the five Protective Factors identified through the National Strengthening Families Initiative.

6th Protective Factor Literature Review

Strengthening Families Illinois added a 6th Protective Factor on Healthy Parent-Child Relationships.