The 5 Protective Factors are widely known in the Family Strengthening Field as a way to increase family strengths and decrease the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. They can also play a significant role in preventing and reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in children and families. In our newest knowledge to action brief, we discuss a 6th protective factor, and provide tools and resources that are essential for professionals in the field to integrate in their work with families. We must all continue to become ACEs Aware and work together to build healthy families and communities.
For more information on the 5 Protective Factors, you can read and download the full brief at PFs-K2A-ACEs