Strong Families Make Strong Communities - National Family Week Nov. 22-29
During Thanksgiving week, Oklahomans will join thousands of people and organizations across the United States to celebrate National Family Week (NFW) November 22-29.
National Family Week embraces the premise that children live better lives when their families are strong, and families are strong when they live in communities that connect them to economic opportunities, social networks, and services. These “connections,” celebrated during NFW, include access to reliable transportation, employment opportunities, education, childcare, housing, health care, and support from community networks and institutions.
The Alliance for Children and Families, a national, nonprofit membership association representing child-and family-serving organizations in the United States and Canada, has directed the NFW efforts for more than 40 years.
The items below are ideas for participating in NFW by thanking the organizations and individuals that strengthen families every day:
The items below are ideas for celebrating NFW:
Connections count when it comes to building, enhancing, and extending efforts to support and strengthen families and communities. National Family Week is an excellent time to honor your own family as well as those that work to strengthen all of the families around us.
For more information about the history and origins of National Family Week visit http://alliance1.org/national-family-week. For more information on child abuse prevention, visit www.brighterfutureforkids.com or http://fsps.health.ok.gov or you can also contact OSDH CBCAP Grant Coordinator Sherie Trice at 405-271-7611.