1. Parent Resilience - This is the ability for parents to bounce back from unexpected life challenges such as, divorce, or losing a job. Modeling resilience to your children can help them to also develop this important life skill.
2. Social and Emotional Competence of Children - A child's ability to interact positively with others and communicate his or her emotions effectively. When children do well in school and have good self-esteem the whole family benefits.
3. Concrete Support in Times of Need - The family is able to find support and services for unexpected needs and crisis that come up from time to time, such as need for shelter after an eviction, or health care during an illness. All of us at some time or another find ourselves in need and knowing where to find it offers a sense of security to the family.
4. Knowledge of Parenting, and Child Development - Parents raise confident, competent children when they have accurate information about their development and appropriate expectations for their behavior. Taking advantage of community resources like the Positive Parenting Program, reduces stress for both parents and children.
5. Social Connections - Having friends and family and others who provide emotional support and assistance. Joining groups and volunteering at your church or with your child's school or sport club will connect you to other families in positive ways.