Family of Friends

Martha Morrison Dore, Nancy Feldman and Amy Winnick Gelles

in Handbook of Community-Based Clinical Practice

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195159226
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893843 | DOI:
Family of Friends

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This chapter discusses the Family of Friends program. Family of Friends is an innovative program model designed to be implemented in day care centers and other preschool programs to create nurturing and supportive communities among participating families in order to ameliorate factors associated with child abuse and neglect. Its focus is based on the primary prevention concept of building the capacity of parents to cope with the factors in their lives that present risks to adequate parenting.

Keywords: community-based clinical practice; Family of Friends; pre-school children; child abuse prevention; child neglect; parenting

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