What Role Can Faith Communities Play?
Being part of a larger community reminds parents and kids that they are not alone.
Because we know members of our faith group are there to help, they're often the first people we lean on.
Faith communities offer built-in chances to connect on a weekly basis as well as opportunities to use your common bonds to start a deeper relationship
What Can You Do?
Kids naturally look up to the adults in their faith community as role models.
Set an example every week with a positive, warm presence and welcome children to the conversation even when they may be a little noisy or energetic.
Reach out to families at your church, synagogue, or mosque who seem isolated.
Offer your space
If your faith community already offers youth programming, is there another night without something scheduled on the calendar? Consider offering a parent support group or a drop-in activity for kids. Its a great way to give busy parents a break- or to encourage families to do something fun together.
Use your network
Utilize your established communication channels to help families network and find support groups or resources. A newsletter, bulletin board, or social media platform can help spread the word.