The Strengthening Families Leadership Team

Pennsylvania’s efforts to integrate the Strengthening Factors approach into its early childhood and child welfare programs have been led by a statewide Leadership Team that includes representatives from the Departments of Public Welfare and Education, as well as community-based service partners, early care and education programs, local school districts, and Intermediate Units. The Team offers guidance to state child- and family-serving programs in incorporating the Strengthening Families approach within their work.


Pennsylvania, through the Strengthening Families Leadership Team, works to sustain and weave the Five Protective Factors, which are social and emotional competence of children, knowledge of parenting and child development, social connections, concrete supports in times of need and parental resilience, into policies, program and practice across child and family service systems.


Pennsylvania families will use a seamless network of committed partners who provide strength-based family supports.


Relationships – Strong Families – Respect