Strengthening Families

Across the country, early care and education programs, child welfare departments, and others are using the Strengthening Families approach to build five Protective Factors in families:

Parental resilience.
Social connections.
Knowledge of parenting and child development.
Concrete support in times of need.
Children’s social and emotional development.

Research shows that these factors reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect by providing parents with what they need to parent effectively, even under stress. By building relationships with families, programs can recognize signs of stress and build families’ Protective Factors with timely, effective help.

To read more about this program, click here.