During Parent Recognition Month each February, DEL’s Strengthening Families Washington, in partnership with Seattle’s Child, honors 28 primary caregivers──parents, foster parents, adoptive parents, grandparents, guardians──who are an Unsung Hero to their families or their communities. We honor each hero with a short bio that will be posted on Seattle's Child website and at a recognition event in late February.
Do you know a parent, primary caregiver, guardian, foster or
adoptive parent or a grandparent who shows one or more of these strengths:
ability to bounce back from stress (parental resilience), a strong
support system (social connections), understands their child’s
developmental needs (knowledge of parenting and child development),
shows empathy and support towards their child’s feelings (social and
emotional competence of children), and not afraid to ask for help or
receive help (concrete supports in times of need). All of those traits
are called Protective Factors. Research has found that these five Protective
Factors reduce stress and promote the well-being of families.
We are accepting nominations for the 2014 Unsung Heroes
awards through Jan. 4, 2014. If you know of a primary caregiver whose
outstanding work with their own family or in the community deserves
recognition, tell us about them in the nomination
submit it to us by email, fax or mail
Strengthening Families Washington helps families strengthen family bonds, understand childhood
development, cope with the challenge of parenting and develop positive
discipline skills. Strong, connected families help children grow up healthy and
ready to learn.