The Strengthening Families Five Protective Factors Framework

This course offers both an introduction to the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework and concrete examples to help enhance a parent's protective factors within everyday practice with children and families. Strengthening Families, developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development, and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. By being intentional when engaging families and embedding the five protective factors within programs and daily work, families are empowered and children thrive. 

In this training, we'll examine the five Protective Factors:

  • Parental Resilience
  • Social Connections
  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
  • Concrete Support in Times of Need 
  • Social and Emotional Competence of Children
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