Introduction to the 5 Protective Factors (PM Session)
The Five Protective Factors are a key component in the Strengthening Families™ Framework that can be used by social services and other disciplines that work directly with children and families. Staff unfamiliar with this research-based framework will learn about the underlying link between the presence of these factors and the reduction in abuse and neglect. Staff will learn how to identify protective factors shown to impact abuse and neglect, practical ways to incorporate them into their agency’s programming, and how to inspire families and communities to find and act on their strengths.
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