Strengthening Families – Protective Factors: Strengthened Families Goal

| November 23, 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. Two of these factors are Parental Resilience and Social Connections.

Everyday Actions to build Parental Resilience:

  • Demonstrate in multiple ways that parents are valued
  • Honor each family’s race, language, culture, history, and approach to parenting
  • Encourage parents to manage stress effectively
  • Support parents as decision-makers and help build decision-making and leadership skills
  • Help parents understand how to buffer their child during stressful times

Everyday Actions to build Social Connections:

  • Help families value, build, sustain, and use social connections
  • Create an inclusive environment
  • Facilitate mutual support around parenting and other issues
  • Promote engagement in the community and participation in community activities.

Connect with these partnerships in Arizona to build the Protective Factors in your family:

Here are some national resources provided by the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds that promote Parental Resilience and Social Connections:


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