April 8, 2020
“Family Environment Instability: How Early Childhood Shapes Social Maladjustments Over Time”
Early family contexts can shape the trajectories of children’s adjustment throughout childhood. Families can provide a safe and stable base for children that is protective against adversity. However, when family environments are not stable (e.g., when parents/parent figures are moving in and out of the home), children may suffer. Join Dr. Elizabeth Karberg of Child Trends, as she explores how family instability in early childhood shapes children’s social (mal)adjustment over time. She will discuss (1) how families in America are changing and what are common contexts for children’s early family experiences, (2) whether instability in families is linked with children’s social outcomes, (3) Why instability in families is linked with children’s social outcomes, and (4) what this means for programming and interventions to support children’s positive development.
More than $36 million has been forecast for Healthy Relationship Education, $24 million for Healthy Marriage, and $60 million for Responsible Fatherhood federal grants. Even though the details of the grants are not yet known, there are things you can do NOW that will help you to be ready without making any financial investments.
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Decades of data show how American families are changing, from a decreasing share of married households to a growing share of people living on their own. The growing trend of living unmarried and alone impacts several aspects of American life such as household income, health coverage, and more.
Search Institute is providing a free checklist with 19 ways to connect with young people during this time. When young people experience developmental relationships with parents, educators, youth program staff, and other adults their outcomes are better, their risk behaviors are lower, and they are more likely to be on the path to thrive in life. Staff in schools and youth programs do not need to and should not stop seeking to build developmental relationships with young people while they are at home during the nation’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Dibble works with younger teens to teach them healthy relationship skills early in their lives.
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