In today's episode of Lean Into You, we talk with Maureen Hollocker, the director of Great Start Collaborative, an early childhood collaborative which trains educators on utilizing the protective factors in their work with families. In this conversation, we will talk about the importance of connecting with families by offering them concrete supports in their times of need. We will cover:
1) What it means to be a concrete support
2) The importance of self-reflection in being that support to a family
3) What it means to know your community
4) The self-care benefits for educators in leading this work with families
If you would like to engage more with Maureen's work you can visit Great Start Collaborative or the Children's Trust Fund Alliance.
This podcast is funded through a grant with the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Signal Centers, Inc.