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How can I advocate for children within their families and communities?

How can I advocate for children within their families and communities?

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As care reform begins to take place within communities all over the world, many organizations may be looking for ways to continue working with children but while they are in families. Here are a few different examples that fall within each category. Find real stories of organizations who have made the change to one of these services in our Envision Future section.

Family Services

Child Services

  • Counseling services
  • Leadership skills
  • Professional development and training opportunities for caretakers
  • Support groups
  • Information and referral services
  • Employment support and skills training
  • Economic empowerment
  • Faith-based programs and groups
  • Childcare, early childhood support
  • Parenting programs
  • Life skills training
  • Respite childcare
  • Domestic violence prevention
  • Healthcare services
  • Parenting groups
  • Recreational programs
  • Childcare and day centers
  • Educational support
  • Before and after-school programs
  • Early childhood programs
  • Early identification of disabilities/early intervention
  • Mentoring programs
  • Special education services
  • Therapeutic or rehabilitation services
  • Child and youth support groups
  • Adolescent parent programs
  • Internships, vocational skill training
  • Leadership and soft skills training
  • Financial literacy
  • Life skills training
  • Supported independent living services
  • Kinship care and foster families
  • Temporary shelters and emergency placement
  • Faith-based programs and groups

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