Brief | September 1, 2011

4 Ways to Strengthen Families

How parent coaching, early education, and other programs create strong families

As followers of Christ, we are called to love our neighbor. For our most vulnerable neighbors, we can do this by providing support for families so that each child at risk today will have the opportunity to become a responsible adult and a good neighbor tomorrow.

This brief highlights four evidence­-based yet underutilized strategies that strengthen families and ensure that the next generation is prepared to raise their own families:

  • Parenting support for teen mothers
  • Early education and care for at­-risk children
  • Interventions for troubled youth and their families
  • Fathers present in the lives of their children


  1. National