Welcome! Please check back with us frequently – we look forward to sharing resources with you each quarter that can help you learn about our short-term and long-term program strategies in greater detail. We will also share other general Resilient Families program-related topics of interest.
Additionally, we invite you to share resources with us that align with our Resilient Families program area. Links to suggested resources can be emailed to Christie Manning, Senior Program Officer for Resilient Families at email@example.com
Millions of Americans have experienced foreclosure and job loss or have watched as their savings disappeared almost overnight in the volatile market. This has thrown countless families into financial turmoil, forcing many into poverty for the first time, while others have descended further into destitution.
Informal resources are the “goodies” in a community that can be supportive to families, and that do not cost money to get. They occur both within a family and their friends, and within communities.
Collaboration across multiple service systems is central to the Strengthening Families approach. State and local leadership teams for Strengthening Families are made up of multiple agencies and partners, including community and parent leaders.
Throughout North America there is a growing consensus that investing in high-quality, universal, pre-kindergarten programs
would be wise. Consequently, pre-kindergarten programs have grown exponentially.
Video from Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. This really resonated with us on the importance of focusing on building the capabilities of individuals and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships.
Research detailed here points to the importance of both income and assets in supporting family resilience when faced with negative life events.
Making Connections initiative – when families are strong, outcomes for even the most disadvantaged children will substantially improve.
If you have questions about this program area or would like more information, call or email Christie today.
(216) 431-8010 | firstname.lastname@example.org
We considered how Saint Luke’s Foundation could best use its resources, networks and position to have measurable impact in this community. Our refined approach for our Resilient Families program strategy sets a clear, mission-aligned direction for short-term and long-term outcomes to improve and transform the heath and well-being of individuals, families and communities.
Resilient Families Resources
Overview of the protective factors framework that informs both prongs of our strategy.
Capacity Building Information
(6.21.17) These three weeks at the Saint Luke’s Foundation have been very engaging. In week one I have learned how to operate in an office environment and made new connections with the most wonderful people you can meet – from residents, a landscape architect, former and current councilmen, a horticulturist and a police captain. I […]