Who we are
Strong Families is an integrated family support system employing outreach, training, and client engagement strategies which aim to reduce the number of children entering the child welfare system. The project aims to transform a promising existing community collaborative, The Family Leadership Council, into an integrated multi-system safety net to build protective factors for families and prevent child abuse and maltreatment in El Paso.
Proposed Project Activity
Family Advisory Council: will represent the community by communicating needs to the Family Leadership Council.
Bilingual Website: resources, education materials, hotline information, and information about services that encourage engagement and understanding
Public Awareness Campaign: will include PSAs, social media, billboards and mail-outs to targeted zip codes.
Promotora Outreach and Education: persons of and from the community who will educate and inform residents about health and community services.
Parent Cafés: small group gatherings to deliver training content and provide support.
Navigation: primary point of contact for families searching for resources, assist with navigating El Paso’s systems of care, and advocating for families to obtain appropriate and necessary services.
Provider Cafés:will bring community service providers together for information sharing, training on service offerings, and coaching on secondary trauma and self-care.
Community we seek to engage: Military and Latino families who reside in zip codes 79924, 79901, 79903, 79905, 79904.