Family structures and interactions are finally getting the focus they need to thrive. For years, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), a widely known organization dedicated to building children’s futures, has led the national push for progressive community development and family strengthening by focusing on certain pillars. To this day, the organization has been working to promote the three pillars of family strengthening:
(1) Family Economic Success
(2) Family Support Systems
(3) Thriving, Nurturing Communities.
In addition, our Family Strengthening practice model promotes a fourth component necessary for successful family strengthening:
(4) Strength-based communication and family formation skills.