Strong at the Broken Places: The Resiliency of Low-Income Parents

While low-income parents face challenges, many manage to raise children with socio-emotional competence. This policy report from the National Center for Children in Poverty describes what can be learned from these resilient parents, and analyzes programs and policies that promote parents’ and children’s resiliency. The authors find that policies such as increasing access to health and mental health care, providing training in evidence-based parenting skills, and strengthening key safety net programs all contribute to strengthening resiliency in both parents and children.
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Publication Date: 
April, 2017
April 2017
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Systems to Family Stability National Policy Academy
SFS Category: 
Toxic Stress
  • Family Strengthening
  • Special Populations
    • Children Impacted by Toxic Stress
    • Single Parent Families
    • Two Parent Families