Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework Presentations
These presentations are given to service providers, community groups, and others about The Center for the Study of Social Policy’s Strengthening Families™ Framework for child abuse prevention.
As part of YCCA’s Child Abuse Prevention efforts, we provide education to Yolo County family-serving organizations and front line staff about the use of Strengthening FamiliesTM Framework through presentations and dissemination of educational materials. The Strengthening Families™ Framework is a research-informed approach to increasing family strengths, enhancing child development, and reducing the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. Created by the Center for the Study of Social Policy in 2003, it focuses on building 5 Protective Factors in families:
- Parental Resilience
- Social Connections
- Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
- Concrete Support in Times of Need
- Social and Emotional Competence of Children
Learning more about this framework and how to incorporate the protective factors into their work can help family-serving providers do more to support and strengthen families, while simultaneously reducing the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.