HOPE is a beautiful thing! The four building blocks of HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) are 1) Relationships, 2) Safe, Equitable, Stable Environments, 3) Social and Civic Engagement, and 4) Emotional Growth. The Strengthening Families Five Protective Factors are 1) Parental Resilience, 2) Social Connections, 3) Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, 4) Social and Emotional Competence of Children, and 5) Concrete Support in Times of Need.
These stories are meant to inspire HOPE and increase the knowledge and understanding of the mitigating effects the Protective Factors provide using real peoples’ lived experiences and highlight the amazing organizations doing this work around the state. For more information, or to share your story, contact Kim Hemmert.
ICTF’s former grant manager Taryn Yates, wrote a heartfelt blog about her adventures in parenting two young boys.
Find all her blog posts below: