WHAT IS STRENGTHENING FAMILIES GEORGIA?
Strengthening Families Georgia (SFG) represents a multi-disciplinary partnership of nearly 50 national, state and local, and public and private organizations dedicated to embedding five research-based Protective Factors into services and supports for children and their families. SFG is funded by the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services (DHS-DFCS) through the Federal Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Grant Program. The Georgia Association on Young Children (GAYC), state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), administers SFG and chairs the SFG Leadership Team and Partnership.
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All families with children birth through age five in Georgia have the resources and support necessary for a meaningful and successful life.
To utilize the Strengthening Families assets-based framework of Protective Factors in all systems, programs, services and activities supporting families with young children as the approach to achieving the vision.
The primary Strengthening Families Georgia goal is that all agencies, organizations and individuals serving families with young children will embed the Strengthening Families Framework into systems, programs, services and activities.
This primary goal is supported by three goals as defined in the Goals visual, Strengthening Families Georgia: A Foundation for Enhancing Child and Family Serving Agencies. The SFG Framework guides policy and decision making, serves to unify sectors to promote a strengths-based approach to working with families, and helps decision-makers understand the importance of supporting all families.
KEY ASPECTS OF GEORGIA’S WORK
- Embedding Strengthening Families in Early Care and Education Systems
- Creating Family Strengthening Child Welfare Practices
- Building Parent and Community Partnerships
- Enriching Professional Development