CCC&Y’s Strengthening Families: Protective Factors – Weekly Updates!

| November 16, 2015

Strengthening Families is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. It is based on engaging families, programs, and communities in building five protective factors.

  1. Parental Resilience
  2. Social Connections
  3. Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
  4. Concrete Support in Times of Need
  5. Social and Emotional Competence of Children

Using the Strengthening Families framework, more than 30 states are shifting policy and practice to help programs working with children and families focus on protective factors. States apply the Strengthening Families approach in early childhood, child welfare, child abuse prevention and other child and family serving systems.

CCC&Y will be promoting this framework by providing resources and engagement that support the Strengthening Families goals of: 1. Strengthened Families  2. Optimal Child Development 3. Reduced Likelihood of Child Abuse & Neglect. We will also be providing links to training and implementation of these factors. Stay tuned each week for information on the framework and CCC&Y’s early childhood resources!

For more information now, visit National Alliance of Children’s Trust & Prevention Funds or Center for the Study of Social Policy to learn more.

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Category: Advocacy, Resources

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