The legislature finds that family resource centers are critical to prevent child abuse and neglect and strengthen families and communities. HB1237 is intended to provide a common definition for family resource centers across Washington state and establish a core set of principles for existing and newly forming family resource centers. Both the core principles and definitions are delineated in the statute. The core principles for family resource centers shall include, but are not limited to:
(b) Mutual respect;
(c) Families are resources to other families and the community;
(d) Strengthening families' cultural, racial, and linguistic identities;
(e) Embedding programs in the community.