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The National Human Services Assembly (NHSA) Family Strengthening Policy Center is pleased to announce the release of "The Parenting Imperative:  Investing in Parents So Children and Youth Succeed."

Parents are one of the most important influences in positive child and youth development, yet too many caregivers lack the support they need.  By strengthening parents’ connections to resources, communities can help children thrive. To inform policy, practice, and civic initiatives, the brief explains what a “parenting success” strategy looks like and how it can strengthen families and communities. Community groups and family-serving agencies will find best practices and recommendations for how to maximize impact.  For funding agencies and policy makers, this brief focuses on creating conditions for communities to respond to the parenting imperative.

This brief is the 22nd in a series on Family Strengthening produced by NHSA.