Definitions for "Family Support"
Keywords:  thearc, famsup, dhfs, adm, funders
The infusion of Prop.10 dollars has elevated Family Resource Centers and Programs as vehicles for school readiness. The consortium is working with funders and family support leaders to build capacity for quality programs and to organizing the field for policy voice.
Family support refers to services provided to help families keep a member with a disability at home. The home is typically the best environment to grow up in, no matter what a child's disabilities, so family support is often defined as "whatever it takes" to prevent a person from being placed outside the natural home.
A set of beliefs and an approach to working with and strengthening and empowering families and communities so that they can foster the optimal development of children, youth, and adult family members.