Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families knows that building Protective Factors is the key to keeping families strong. It is no secret that COVID-19 has presented challenges to building and maintaining strong families. In particular, the physical distancing necessary for keeping ourselves and our communities as safe as possible during the pandemic poses a unique challenge for creating and fostering the social connections that are imperative to strong families.
It is inspiring to see these and other examples of how those who work to strengthen families are adapting and finding ways to foster social connections between families amidst a situation that makes doing so inherently challenging. Building from some of these ideas and with the goal of supporting others with creating similar opportunities in their communities, the CPTF Calling All Families Work Group is working to develop a list of ideas and tools for hosting these types of activities as well as guides to support families with fostering their own social connections outside of these structured events.
If you’d like to be involved in the CPTF Calling All Families Work Group, please reach out to Cassie Davis. Have your own ideas or examples of ways to safely foster social connections between families during this time? Share them in the comments below!
P.S. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to engage with hundreds of family support professionals from across Colorado during the free, virtual Strengthening Colorado Families and Communities Conference being hosted September 28-30, 2020. This conference is a joint collaboration across the family support continuum, from prevention and public health, through restoration and child welfare. The final day will highlight the work of Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families.
The Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families works collaboratively across the State of Colorado to create the conditions for strong families and communities where children are healthy, valued and thriving.
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