Make time to unwind with social connections. There is a great need for friends, family, and neighbors who care. The community can help by providing concrete assistance and opportunities for others to give back to their community.
What it looks like:
Positive relationships that provide emotional, informational, instrumental and spiritual support by:
a) building trusting relationships where parents feel respected and appreciated
b) having friends, family members, neighbors and others who:
provide emotional support (affirming parenting skills)
provide instrumental support/serve as a resource for parenting information
provide spiritual support (providing hope and encouragement)
provide an opportunity to engage with others in a positive manner
help solve problems
help buffer parents from stressors
reduce feelings of isolation
promote meaningful interactions in a context of mutual trust and respect
c) having a sense of connectedness that enables parents to feel secure, confident and empowered to ''give back'' to others
To report suspected child abuse, neglect, or abandonment in Idaho, call:
Statewide: 1.855.552.5437 (KIDS) or Treasure Valley: 208.334.5437 (KIDS)
North Idaho Social Connections Resources
Family Events Calendar
The North Idaho Family Magazine helps to inform families of events in their area. Find craft fairs, trail runs, book readings, and much more to explore in North Idaho with your child.
Coeur d'Alene Classes and Events
The Coeur d'Alene Press list of upcoming classes and events in the Coeur d'Alene area.
Find local opportunities to give back to your community on VolunteerUnited. Search by multiple fields including county, age, or interest. Can't find what you're looking for? Try contacting United Way of North Idaho for even more options.
Emerge is a collective art experience engaging all members of the community in a variety of high quality creative outlets. Free classes in a range of mediums are offered at least once a month.