A national
commitment to

Every child and family is filled with immense promise.

When families have the right support and conditions, they nurture healthy, happy children.

A New Vision

Thriving Families, Safer Children is a national partnership that aims to support communities and lived experts in sites around the country, who are developing approaches for community well-being that help families avoid child welfare system involvement.

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Guiding Principles

Partnering with lived experts

Addressing issues of racial equity and disproportionality

Centering the work in communities

Emphasizing upstream strategies for prevention, health promotion, and well-being

Our Sites

Twenty-two sites, including state, county, and sovereign tribal jurisdictions, have joined the Thriving Families, Safer Children movement. Each site has responsibility for working collaboratively across community organizations, lived experts, public and private agencies to support locally-relevant initiatives that promote family and community well-being.

In addition to our site partners across the country, the following people and organizations have come together to show that it is possible to fundamentally rethink how America protects children and supports families.