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Protective Factors Approaches in Child Welfare
Provides an overview of protective factors approaches to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. It is designed to help policymakers, administrators, child welfare and related professionals, service providers, advocates, and other interested individuals understand the concepts of risk and protective factors in families and communities and learn ways in which building protective factors can help to lessen risks for child abuse and neglect.
Table of Contents
What are risk and protective factors?
Why is a protective factors approach important?
Using protective factors in child maltreatment
Mapping connections across protective factors approaches
Individual protective factors
Relational protective factors
Societal or community protective factors
Putting protective factors into practice
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2014). Protective factors approaches in child welfare. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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