The Protective Factors Framework is considered a research-based approach to building parental resilience, social connections, concrete support, knowledge of parenting and child development as well as social and emotional competence of children, so the likelihood of child abuse and neglect diminishes (CSSP, 2018). However, families served by Family Strengthening Organizations often have vastly different needs and professionals are better able to ensure an appropriate service response when they recognize and respond to those differences.

Access the Knowledge to Action brief atKnowledge-to-Action-Brief_Protective-Factors-Help-Prevent-Child-Abuse-and-Neglect

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