Strengthening Families is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. It is based on engaging families, programs and communities in building five protective factors: Parental Resilience; Social Connections, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development; Concrete Support in Times of Need; and Social and Emotional Competence of Children.
Strengthening Families through Building Children's Social Emotional Competence
This session will focus on the protective factor of Social and Emotional Competence of Children. Through group discussion and experience-based activities participants will learn about this protective factor and connection between building competence and the prevention of child maltreatment, abuse and neglect. This session addresses how culture impacts the building and strengthening all of the Five Protective Factors.
Strengthening Families through Social Connections
This session will focus on the protective factor of Social Connections. Through group discussion and experience-based activities, participants will learn about this protective factor and how reducing isolation of parents helps prevent child maltreatment, abuse and neglect. This session also addresses how culture impacts social connections and isolation Participants will engage in a Community Cafe to understand how this powerful tool can be used to bring families together.