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Social-Emotional Competence of Children: A Protective Factor

Social-Emotional Competence of Children: A Protective Factor

Supporting young children to develop social-emotional skills is found to have a profound effect on their health and development in early life and as adults. Social-emotional competence, which includes self regulation, executive functioning, emotional and impulse control, and social and communication skills, influences children’s cognitive and language development, academic achievement, and mental health (CSSP, n.d.). Access the Knowledge to Action…

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Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor

Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor

When parents have a strong understanding of how their children will grow and develop over time and are able to implement positive parenting practices to help support their child’s development, they are more equipped to respond effectively to their children’s needs. Current research emphasizes that a parent’s ability to consistently meet a child’s needs at each stage of development is…

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Protective Factors Help Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect

Protective Factors Help Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect

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…

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Equity and the Social Determinants of Health

Equity and the Social Determinants of Health

Why do some individuals experience more positive health outcomes than others? The answer lies not only in genetics, personal choices, or luck, but rather a complex mix of factors within the circumstances of a person’s life. These factors, termed “social determinants of health (SDOH)” are defined as “conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play,…

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Building Community Resilience

Building Community Resilience

Family Strengthening has a dual role of both supporting families and also improving the conditions in which they live. While there are programs and practices available to address individual and family level resilience, professionals, leaders, and community change agents need tools to address the adverse community environments, systems barriers, and inequities that underlie child and family trauma. This Building Community…

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How Self-Care and Mindfulness Strengthen Your Work

How Self-Care and Mindfulness Strengthen Your Work

Initiating and achieving a sustainable mindset and lifestyle of self-care, empathy, and self-compassion is an important commitment for all family strengthening practitioners. It is not only the responsibility of an individual employee, but also of the supervisors and administrators that support an organization. Self – care is an important set of intentions necessary to mitigate possible stress and challenges in…

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