This paper explores how state’s Strengthening FamiliesTM efforts can provide an opportunity to place the Help Me Grow affiliate work in the context of broad cross-disciplinary thinking about how to leverage existing systems to support families and prevent abuse and neglect. For states implementing Help Me Grow, Strengthening Families materials and tools can be used to help build a more comprehensive family support strategy that will complement their existing work. In addition, the paper oultine how the HMG philosophy and model align well with the Strengthening Families mission and protective factors.