SharpenFAMILY provides educational and supportive materials for parents of small children, as well as health tools, developed in conjunction with partners specializing in child welfare. This means users will have access to evidence-based resources aimed at their specific needs and networks that include local support groups. Sharpen's apps also help these networks and organizations themselves by allowing them to extend their reach.
One of the ways Sharpen impacts people’s lives is by connecting them to each other. By linking them to fellow users, referring them to networks and organizations, or simply showing them content featuring people in the same situations, they can see that they aren't alone and that they can get help.
For sharpenFAMILY, the most selected content modules for the month of July included:
Early Childhood Trauma
Recruitment of Foster Parents
Grief and Loss
Managing Feelings and Emotions
Working alongside specialists in childhood trauma, we are able to increase awareness of the need for foster parents and hopefully connect more children to life saving families.
Download your free version of sharpenFAMILY here, courtesy of the United Way of the Piedmont.
Ultimately, as Sharpen matures, the better it will be able to help those in need and make a positive impact in society. That is our goal, to sharpen minds, open hearts and improve lives.