At Wawa and Area Victim Services, we believe that if we provide a platform for parents to have peer support, education, skills building opportunities and access to resources within our community, the potential for parental burn out and stress will be significantly decreased. This will increase the capacity for healthier familial relationships.
Several research reviews have demonstrated that community-based parent support programs have the capacity to help increase parent’s confidence and competence when managing familial relationships and parent/child conflicts. This is attributed to the numerous supports and resources provided by both the program objectives and the participatory members. They have seen a direct correlation between the increased parental confidence and the enhancement of children’s social and emotional development.