We’ve all been there.
Support Over Silence for KIDS is an innovative training program that prepares bystanders to confidently offer support when they see a challenging moment between a caregiver and child in public.
We empower bystanders to act with compassion. Our training fosters empathy, promotes responsible action and offers a new way of supporting families.
Our judgment-free approach considers cultural differences and universal similarities in parenting, to help bystanders engage in a positive way.
Our evidence-based program is supported by research and professionally designed with proven techniques.
FROM OUR FOUNDER:
It’s our job as a community to be there for caregivers and children during stressful times in public. In these tense situations, it is sometimes the child’s behavior that draws our attention, and sometimes it’s the caregiver’s behavior. At Support Over Silence, we believe that parents and children are doing the best they can in a difficult situation. If we’re paying attention and prepared to offer support in a non-judgmental way, even a small gesture can be really meaningful. In that moment we may not be able to teach parenting or stress management, but we can most surely notice the struggle and offer our support over silence, for kids.
Nancy L. Weaver, PhD, MPH