“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.