“Protective factors are attributes of families that help them to succeed and thrive, even in the face of risk and challenges. Research studies support the common-sense notion that when these Protective Factors are well established in the family, the likelihood of child abuse and neglect diminishes.” [Source]

  • Parental Resilience
  • Social Connections
  • Concrete Support in Times of Need
  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
  • Social and Emotional Competence of Children

Learn more about it via the Center for the Study of Social Policy.