Protective Factors help families stay safe, healthy and strong.
According to research, when multiple risk factors are present in a family, there’s a greater likelihood of negative outcomes, including child maltreatment. But when multiple Protective Factors enter the picture and are supported over time, we see a greater probability in positive outcomes for children, families and communities.
Protective Factors are critical for all children, youth, families, and communities. They are the difference between families and communities that not only survive, but thrive. Each of us has a role to play to help strengthen protective factors in our community and the families around us.