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Protective Factors Framework

The five protective factors at the foundation of Strengthening Families are characteristics that have been shown to make positive outcomes more likely for young children and their families, and to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. Learn more about the research-based Protective Factors Framework below.

  • PowerPoint Slides About the Protective Factors - Please use these slides in your own presentations about Strengthening Families, to describe each of the protective factors and the everyday actions that help families to build them.
  • NEWProtective Factors Action Sheets – Great for a handout at a Strengthening Families training, this packet includes the research brief about each protective factor as well as an “action sheet” for service providers about their role in supporting families to build each protective factor. The action sheets include what to look for, questions to ask and activities to do with parents related to each protective factor.
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