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Strengthening Families – Protective Factors: Reduced Likelihood of Child Abuse & Neglect Goal

| December 9, 2015

Based on the Strengthening Families Framework, parents, caregivers, and providers can build their relationships with children in various ways. It is important to understand that hard times can occur for everyone and support in times of need can be greatly helpful in reducing child neglect. It is also important to nurture the social and emotional competence of children in many settings to strengthen care and protection of children’s well being. The framework promotes the following actions for Reduced Likelihood of Child Abuse & Neglect.

Everyday Actions to build Concrete Support in Times of Need:
• Respond immediately when families are in crisis
• Provide information and connections to other services in the community
• Help families to develop skills and tools they need to identify their needs and connect to supports

Utilize CCC&Y’s Resource Directory
Helpline and Crisis Support is available throughout the county
Community Information and Referral Services with Assorted Categories
Arizona Department of Health Crisis Lines
Coconino County Resources for DV

Everyday Actions to build the Social and Emotional Competence of Children:
• Help parents foster their child’s social emotional development
• Model nurturing support to children
• Include children’s social and emotional development activities in programming
• Help children develop a positive cultural identity and interact in a diverse society
• Respond proactively when social or emotional development seems to need support

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