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.
Valerie Spiva Collins, Director
FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention
FRIENDS Parent Advisory Council member
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services