Risk & Protective Factors
Find research on the risk factors that contribute to child abuse and neglect, including characteristics of parents or caregivers, families, children, and communities that increase risk. Also find research on protective factors that promote safe and supportive families and resilience in children.
Risk and Protective Factors for Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Across the Life Cycle (PDF - 193 KB)
National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (2009)
Lists risk and protective factors at the individual, family, and school/community levels for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, schizophrenia, and conduct disorders.