Background For the past several years, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) has been researching active models for promoting family engagement and the value of lived experience in driving system-change. DCF explored many different models and selected Iowa’s Parent… Continue Reading →
Inner strength isn’t something you have or don’t have. It’s more like an emotional muscle that gets stronger the more you use it. There are things you can do to practice resilience before, during and after times of stress.
Parents have a lot of demands on their time, energy, and attention. Unfortunately, this means that parents’ own needs are often neglected. When parents stop caring for themselves, stress can take over resulting in potentially negative repercussions on parents’ health… Continue Reading →