Family Friendly Toolkit The Family Friendly Workplace Toolkit provides the most up-to-date information available on family-friendly workplace policies and practices. It is available in print and online and includes examples of employer best practices to support working families.
"Family-friendly policies can take many different forms - they can be specific to an organization, such as paid parental leave, or pieces of legislation that apply to all residents. Prioritizing family-friendly policies and initiatives are important for improving childhood outcomes, decreasing stress among working parents, and enhancing overall well being within communities. This report highlights just a few of the many local-level family-friendly policies and initiatives throughout Colorado. By focusing on a diverse range of projects, spanning from informal community efforts to specific ordinances, this report is meant to serve as a resource for other communities in Colorado trying to prioritize family-friendly efforts."
Local Level Family Friendly Policy Scan Report
This report is a great resource for communities prioritizing family-friendly strategies. When we say family-friendly policies, we are talking about any lever or mechanism for change that promotes safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children and families. Local level levers and mechanisms can include initiatives, workplace policies, ordinances, district-wide practices, and more. This policy scan project is rooted from the family friendly strategy within the Colorado Essentials for Childhood project- an upstream, primary prevention child maltreatment prevention project. As many of us in violence and injury prevention work know, Economic Security is a protective factor across many violence and injury issues. Our branch takes a shared risk and protective factors approach across all the violence and injury issues we work on, and has prioritized economic security as a protective factor. We know that policies promoting safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children and families support communities and lead to better outcomes.
- Shayna Micucci, Violence Prevention Coordinator- Essentials for Childhood
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