Learn About the Five Essential Strengths that Keep Every Family Strong.

The Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board recently launched the Five for Families campaign featuring an interactive website (www.FiveforFamilies.org) for parents, caregivers, friends, neighbors, and community members.

The “five strengths” are:

• Helping kids understand feelings
• Parenting as children grow
• Connecting with others
• Building inner strength
• Knowing how to find help

At the website, parents can access information and practical ideas to help identify and build upon these family strengths.  The site features a page about each of the five strengths, including video interviews with Wisconsin parents and grandparents who share their understanding of the five strengths and how focusing on these strengths has benefited their families.  The website also highlights the role extended family, friends, neighbors, and the broader community play in strength building.

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