|Families gain what they need to be successful when five key protective factors are robust in their lives and communities. The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) introduced the Strengthening Families Initiative and Protective Factors Framework™ in 2003 as a research informed, strengths-based initiative for promoting optimal child development and reducing the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.
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Families gain what they need to be successful when these key Protective Factors are robust in their communities:
1. Parental Resilience
2. Social Connections
3. Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development
4. Concrete Support in Times of Need
5. Social and Emotional Competence
Funding is provided with support from the West Virginia Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health through combined funding from the following federal sources: Project LAUNCH, Home Visitation Expansion Grant, and Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Grant.