Does your family have these 5 protective factors?


Funny how everything in life is linked to families, huh?

  • Strengthening families strengthens communities.
  • Strong communities build local economies.
  • Together, strong local economies sustain state and national efforts.

Almost all strong families have five things going for them:

  • Parental resilience
  • Social connections
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development
  • Concrete support in times of need
  • Children with good social and emotional development
  • When these five “protective factors” are present in a family, the potential for child abuse and neglect diminish research shows.

    At 2:30pm ET on Tuesday, June 15 the Center for the Study of Social Policy will host a webinar to present findings from its report, “Almost Like Family: Family Child Care.” The report focuses on how a Strengthening Families approach centered on building protective factors with families benefits society.

    Parents as Teachers is committed to incorporating the Strengthening Families approach into all of its training and curricula for early childhood professionals. During this webinar Kerry Caverly will demonstrate how it supports a curriculum for family, friend and neighbor child care providers.

    Be sure to register for the webinar. (It’s free!)

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