Strengthening Families: The Protective Factors Framework.
Center for the Study of Social Policy (Washington, D.C.).
This brief describes the five protective factors that are the foundation of the Strengthening Families Approach: parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, and social and emotional competence of children. It explains the Strengthening Families Approach benefits all families building on family strengths, can be implemented through small but significant changes in everyday actions, can build on existing programs, and is grounded in research. A chart shows levers, strategies, protective factors, and results of the model.
resilience; family support systems; child abuse; prevention; child welfare services; family preservation; models; evidence based practice; parent education