Strengthening Families: An Introduction to the Protective Factors (AM Session)

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County - Community Room
4000 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 100
95117 San Jose , CA
Contact Person: 
Martha Nevarez
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CEU Hours Qualifies for: 
0 hours (CEU hours qualifies for annual CE requirements)
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Course Description: 

Strengthening Families: An Introduction to the Protective Factors

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
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Target Audience

It is recommended for the following FIRST 5 Partners to attend:

  • Child Signature Program Teachers and Family Support Specialists
  • Community Workers
  • Family Resource Center Coordinators
  • Gardner Developmental Screeners
  • Gardner Family Support Specialists
  • Home Visitors
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Therapeutic Services Providers
  • Volunteer Coordinators
  • Supervisors



The Capacity Building for Family Strengthening Networks mini-grant has been awarded through Strategies which is funded by the State of California, Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention

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