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In order to fulfill the social contract of nurturing and raising healthy children, all parents need to feel supported by the community in which they live. This support is demonstrated in many different ways. Feeling valued despite mistakes, having the opportunity to tell one's story to a sympathetic listener, and having access to information about raising children are important forms of support for all parents.

Caring about Parents has two general goals. First, to awaken a sense of responsibility in the community for caring about all parents in that community, even those marginalized because their childrearing difficulties have brought them to the attention of the authorities. Second, to teach communication and problem-solving skills to the general public that can be used to express support to parents in their community.

The focus in Caring about Parents is not so much on parents themselves, but on making a public impression on the need for supporting parents.

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