Building Protective Factors
Protective Factors keep families strong
The Strengthening FamiliesTM Protective Factors Framework indentifies five protective factors that represent the essential qualities and resources that families need to support the well-being of their children and deal more effectively with the challenges and stresses of life. The five protective factors are:
Social and Emotional Competence of Children
Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
Concrete Support in Times of Need
The Prevention Board seeks to increase awareness and approaches that enhance protective factors
All Prevention Board endeavors are grounded in Strengthening FamiliesTM Protective Factors Framework
. Resources and assistance are provided to support grantees and partners in taking that same approach. Integrating Protective Factors into all aspects of organizational and community interactions with families provides a common language to focus on family strengths and enables families themselves to understand, identify, and build their own Protective Factors.
The following graphic represents how the Prevention Board supports grantees in embedding and reinforcing the Protective Factors throughout all aspects of their organization and work, including educational opportunities specifically for parent and caregiver participants, integration into the practice of each educator in the organization, incorporation into existing programming, services, and operations and promoting public awareness of the Protective Factors within their community or service area.