Five Protective Factors
Nurturing and Attachment:
Building a close bond helps parents better understand, respond to, and communicate with their children.
Knowledge of parenting and of child and youth development:
Parents learn what to look for at each age and how to help their children reach their full potential.
Recognizing the signs of stress and enhancing problem-solving skills can help parents build their capacity to cope.
Parents with an extensive network of family, friends, and neighbors have better support in times of need.
Concrete supports for parents:
Caregivers with access to financial housing, and other concrete resources and services — that help them meet their basic need — can better attend to their role as parents.