The five protective factors at the foundation of Strengthening Families are characteristics that have been shown to make positive outcomes more likely for young children and their families, and to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. Learn more about the research-based Protective Factors Framework below.
- About Strengthening Families and the Protective Factors Framework (handout)
- Research briefs and action sheets about each protective factor (packet)
- Strengthening Families 101 (PowerPoint)
- Core meanings of the protective factors (handout)