The Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board utilizes the
Strengthening FamiliesTM Protective Factors Framework to guide its own work and the efforts it supports. The Prevention Board provides community-based grants for prevention programming, creates and influences public policies, develops and evaluates innovative programs, and coordinates training opportunities by building Protective Factors that support the overall well-being of children and their families.
Protective Factors serve as buffers that help families cope, achieve, and thrive, even during challenging times. They are the cornerstones upon which to build healthy environments for children and strong families.
The five Protective Factors are:
Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
Understanding child development and parenting strategies that support physical, cognative, language, social and emotional development
Managing stress and fuctioning well when faced with challenges, adversity and trauma
Concrete Support in Times of Need
Access to concrete support and services that address a family's needs and help minimize stress caused by challenges
The Prevention Board coordinates the
Bring the Protective Factors Framework to Life in your Work training with parent leaders. The hands-on, interactive courses provide an in-depth look into each of the Protective Factors and ways to incorporate them into your work and the families being served.
If you are interested in learning more about this training or would like to bring the training to your community, visit our Plan A Training page or download our
training information flyer.
To learn more, visit our
Protective Factors Framework and
Risk and Protective Factors pages.