Healthy relationships are safe, respectful and kind.
In a healthy relationship, individuals can trust and rely on each other for support, warmth and encouragement. Each person’s feelings and boundaries are valued and respected. Disagreements are bound to happen, but they are resolved fairly and peacefully. Two-way communication exists. Each person feels heard and cared for. At home, with our children, in our communities, at work, around elders, or at school, we can all work to build healthy relationships with these tools to thrive.
Help Your Baby Learn and Grow at Every Stage, 0-5!
Children thrive when parents understand child development, provide affection, respectful communication and listening, consistent rules and expectations, and safe opportunities that promote independence. Successful parenting fosters psychological adjustment, helps children succeed in school, encourages curiosity about the world, and motivates children to achieve.
The more healthy relationships a child has, the more likely he will be to recover from trauma and thrive. Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.
– Bruce Perry, MD, Ph.D, Child Trauma Academy
Learn about Healthy Dating and Intimate Relationships
Healthy relationships are safe, kind & respectful – based on open communication and healthy boundaries. Visit http://www.loveisrespect.org to learn more and to get help. Some of our favorite resources are listed below.
Helpful Tips about Raising Grade-Schoolers and Teens
From helping your child build positive self esteem and navigate friendships to understanding gender identity and your child’s unique temperament, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Healthy Children website has importance guidance. Some of our favorites are listed below.
Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth
The LGBTQ Youth Space provides resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally youth and young adults ages 13-25, living in Santa Clara County.
Help for Children with Special Needs
Building Safe, Informed and Resilient Schools and Communities
Santa Clara County Resources
Having our basic needs met — food, health, clothing, housing, education, employment – is the basis for all healthy relationships. This comprehensive list of services from legal aid to housing support can help point you in the right direction.