Vision: We envision safe, healthy, stable, responsible, resilient, selfâ€?reliant, secure, supportive and engaged individuals, families and communities.
FSI Overview The Ins(tute promotes a shi1 in the thinking, funding and prac(ce of government, service systems and communi(es to ensure that our children and families have what they need to achieve their highest poten(al.
Why a Family Success Institute? The FSI oﬀers an alterna(ve to the last 60 years of increasing investments in eﬀorts to prevent or intercede in the many symptoms of family distress that have yielded discouraging results, a deteriora(on of child and family well-‐ being and diminished public support and trust.
FSI Mission The Ins(tute will fully realize its vision of Family Success when: • Children grow up to become responsible, happy, produc(ve and proud parents. • Americans become the best educated, healthiest and most compe((ve workforce in the world. • We invest in resources that support success, reduce the need for prisons, welfare oﬃces and homeless shelters and save taxpayer money by increasing the pool of contribu(ng taxpayers and ﬁnally controlling spiraling costs.
What is Family Success? Family Success elevates the well-‐being of individuals, families and communi(es. Resources are used to strengthen families before and during a crisis. Family Success is administered through networks of public and private ins(tu(ons and organiza(ons, and backed by government philanthropy and private investment.
The Economic Impact of Family Success • Since the 1960s, billions of dollars have been spent in communi(es across America trying to cure the many symptoms of family distress. • Resources have been directed heavily in such areas as addic(on treatment, incarcera(on, low birth weight, childhood obesity, domes(c violence response, child abuse and neglect, juvenile jus(ce, school drop-‐outs, teen runaways, teen suicide, homeless shelters and long-‐term public assistance.
Journeys of Family Success Every family will have the knowledge, resources, skill and will to successfully bring their children into the world and guide them on their journeys from infancy to young adulthood.
Journeys of Family Success Early Childhood Success: All young children will be safe, healthy, and ready to learn as they enter and engage in school. Positive Youth Development: All school-‐age children and youth will be living in a permanent home, achieving in school, and connected to their communi(es. Strong Transitions to Adulthood: Youth transi(oning to adulthood will be on posi(ve pathways to economic independence with strong and responsible family and community rela(onships. Strong Families, Strong Communities: Families and communi(es will have the knowledge, resources, skills and will to successfully raise their children from birth through young adulthood to become happy, produc(ve and engaged members of their own families and communi(es.
FSI Promotes Family Success By: Transforming
• Assis(ng public, private and non-‐proﬁt leaders, parents and community stakeholders in establishing standards, developing and suppor(ng solu(ons, and leading the movement to promote and expand Family Success
Ensuring Measurable Quality
• Fostering Standards of Excellence in management and prac(ce through quality improvement • Ensuring eﬀec(ve progress through consistent evalua(on • Providing training and technical assistance to service providers
• Sparking change through open and honest dialogue • Conduc(ng innova(ve research in human services to ensure family supports are maximized
FSI Impact: The Family Success Movement • Bipar(san leadership in NJ • Federal Interest • Private Sector Investment • Parent Leadership Movement
FSI Impact: Forging Partnerships State of New Jersey Local Impact: Camden County Newark Union County
FSI Impact: Creating Results • Family Success Center Outcomes • Program Speciﬁc Results: • Financial Empowerment and Fatherhood • Where it means the most
How You Can Support Family Success Join Us By: • Making a ﬁnancial investment in the FSI to build organiza(onal capacity or contribute to local impact eﬀorts. • Giving voice through your leadership and exper(se to the Family Success movement through the FSI.
Questions? Contact Us
86 South Harrison Street East Orange, NJ 07018 Phone: 973-324-7879 www.familysuccessinstitute.com