What are the Protective Factors?
Protective factors strengthen families by improving positive outcomes for children and families. Nurturing Daily is the recipe for healthy families. Families who are strong in these areas, reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.
Since the pandemic, many parents like you are feeling overwhelmed. Not only are families dealing with the difficult task of deciding how to best protect their families from the public health risk, they also have to play the role as surrogate teachers, mentors, coaches, and more. More than ever, parents are spending more time with their children, providing an opportunity for parents to strengthen their relationship with their children, building the foundational components necessary for children to succeed and thrive, especially well into adulthood. However, it is also important to recognize with the increased role parents and families have had to take on, it is critical now to ensure parents and families have the necessary support they need as well.
Five Protective Factors that Strengthen Families
Evidence shows that babies and young children who receive affection and are nurtured daily by their parents increase the health and well-being of children and their families. Research demonstrates that building five protective factors can ensure children and youth are successful at home, in school, at work, and in the community, now and as they become adults. These protective factors help parents find resources, receive necessary support, and develop coping strategies that will allow them to become better parents, even when they feel stressed or have a lot of external factors weighing on them. The goal is to form an intentional way to interact positively based on developing new skills. We welcome you, parents, families, and service providers, to explore the resources and tools on this website.
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