Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength: Changing Social Norms About Help Seeking

Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength: Changing Social Norms About Help Seeking


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VALERIE SPIVA COLLINS, FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention
VALERIE LEBANION, Community Collaboration for Children, Kentucky
SASHA RASCO, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

The FRIENDS National Center has convened teams from six states along with national partners to form the Prevention Mindset Institute—an ambitious effort to reimagine child welfare systems. One critical issue is how social norms around seeking help can promote or stand in the way of families getting the timely support they need to prevent involvement with the child welfare system. Learn more about how to center help seeking as a prevention strategy.