Developed by the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds, this approach helps child welfare systems, early education networks and other programs in work with parents to build protective factors.
Protective factors are conditions in families and communities that, when present, increase the health and well-being of children and families. They serve as buffers, helping parents who might otherwise be at risk of abusing their children to find resources, supports, or coping strategies that allow them to parent effectively, even under stress.
Depending on the needs of your group, this training can be customized in a series, a general overview or focus on a specific protective factor.
Families are strong and flexible.
Families need friends.
Concrete supports in times of need
Families know where and how to find help.
Knowledge of parenting and child development
Families know how children grow.
Social and emotional competence of children
Families help children deal with their feelings and emotions.