“These are the three most important things we can do to support parents and caregivers at the community level so they can better connect with their babies and toddlers:
- Advocate for the services families need.
- Develop and deliver those programs based on families’ needs while respecting and acknowledging their strengths as the most competent caregivers to ensure their children’s well-being.
- Partner with community resources that can meet the families where they are at such as healthcare centers, daycares, libraries, churches, laundromats, etc. These partners are very important in facilitating the information that supports the emotional connection between them and providing the opportunity for the families to practice what they’ve learned.” — ERH Family Network Collaborative Parent Leader