Volunteer as a mentor or reading partner through a local organization or elementary school.
Connect employees and public to resources that address critical needs and reduce barriers that prevent people from accessing these programs (i.e. 211 materials)
Fund programs that focus on both parents and children, such as attachment-based treatment for children focused on parent-child relationship.
Advocate for law requiring focus on wellness and primary prevention services both parent and child focused.
Develop a system at primary care clinics which includes screening, referrals, and follow-up to determine children at risk regarding basic social-emotional needs.
Create a toll-free trauma screening number staffed by social workers with the goal to screen, provide resources and materials, refer to external providers, and provide follow-up services for children exposed to trauma.
Promote self-care education for educators and providers to address secondary traumatic stress.
Train early childcare and school teachers on emotional communication, resilience, and positive interactions with children; continue ongoing consultation with teachers.
Establish or join an early childhood business coalition made of business leaders to educate peers and the public and raise funds.
Advocate at state or local level for policies and funding focused on helping students reach important milestones.