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Be Strong Families

Be Strong Families offers a collection of resources for parents & providers that focus on nurturing the spirit of family

Strengthening Families Self-Assessment & Online Tools

Access the Strengthening Families Self-Assessment and online package of tools developed by CSSP.

Strengthening Families Illinois Training Handout

Click here for additional information on training or contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Statewide Training Manager

Action Plan Form for SFI Programs, FY 2012

Commitment to Families Poster

This handout highlights the Strengthening Families Illinois commitment for SFI and Learning Network members programs. Also available as a large wall poster.

Commitment to Families Poster (Spanish)

This handout highlights the Strengthening Families Illinois commitment for SFI and Learning Network members programs. Also available as a large wall poster.

101 Ways to Nurture Your Spirit

Handout to help staff and parents stay inspired. Also available as large wall poster.

101 Ways to Nurture Your Spirit (Spanish)

Handout to help staff and parents stay inspired. Also available as large wall poster.

Parent Cafe Advertisement

Hosting a Love Is Not Enough Parent Cafe at your center, program, or school?  Use this editable flyer to advertise your event to parents!

Parent Cafe Advertisement (Spanish)

Hosting a Love Is Not Enough Parent Cafe at your center, program, or school?  Use this editable flyer to advertise your event to parents!

Love Is Not Enough Parent Cafe Media Kit

Comprehensive resource will help your program promote Parent Cafes and other parent events with local press in your community.  Includes sample documents to help get you started.

Head Start / IL DCFS Memorandum of Understanding

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with every Head Start Grantee agency that is focused on supporting early childhood / child welfare collaboration and ensuring children involved with the child welfare system are enrolled in a quality head start program or an early care and education program.  This is an example of the MOU currently in place.

DCFS Statewide Provider Database Brochure

Statewide initiative through IL DCFS mapping family serving agencies / programs statewide.  If you are an SFI or Learning Network Member program then you can be included on this powerful resource.

10 Reasons to Partner with Preschool Staff

Quick handout identifies benefits for child welfare and early childhood collaboration.

Protective Factors: Module 1—Parental Resilience

Tool for teaching staff in classroom setting, developed by the SFI Evanston Learning Network. Additional modules are listed below.

Protective Factors: Module 2—Social Connections

Protective Factors: Module 3—Knowledge of Parenting

Protective Factors: Module 4—Concrete Support in Times of Need

Protective Factors: Module 6—Healthy Parent Child Relationship


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