Thursday, May 5, 2011

thinking outside the mother's day box: the strong families initiative

"Strong Families is a 10-year (U.S.) national initiative to change the way people think, feel and act in support of families. Our vision is that by 2020 we will expand the definition of family to support families of all kinds. Along with this culture shift, we will generate broad public support for policies on the local, state and national levels to created conditions so that families of all kinds can thrive.  The focus of Strong Families is on families who have the least amount of resources and are most under attack: families of color, low-income families, immigrant families, LGBT families and single parent families. As families in the U.S. struggle, low-income women, women of color and their children experience the greatest burden. Strong families are families in which every member has the opportunity to thrive. This is a very different definition from the strong patriarchal family for which our opposition is advocating."

Below is some fabulous materials put out by Strong Families, as well as a kick-ass video about the need to support young moms.  Great stuff.   Get the materials out and about!  Pass on the materials - and pass the support! 

And while you're at it - check out the Strong Families Movement too. 


1 comment:

  1. An important message. How can we convey this idea to the government who do not seem to care about families? PW