Strong Parents, Stable Children Training

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Strong Parents, Stable Children: Building Protective Factors to Strengthen Families provides an overview of the five Strengthening Families Protective Factors, which are characteristics that promote optimal development by helping families succeed and thrive, even in the face of risks and challenges.

Children are at greater risk of maltreatment when families are under a lot of stress. Every family experiences challenges and stress, but some cope better than others. There are many reasons why families handle stress differently, but one has to do with protective factors. Numerous studies have shown that the presence of these protective factors can reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect.

Strong Parents, Stable Children training materials are applicable for a variety of people with whom parents and children interact every day, and who are therefore in a good position to offer support and services, including:

  • Childcare Professionals
  • Educators/Social Service Professionals
  • Parents & Grandparents
  • Clergy/Faith-based Leaders
  • Business Professionals
  • Health Care Professionals

The training can be presented as an interactive 4-hour workshop in which all five protective factors are introduced, or it can also be adapted so that each protective factor is discussed individually.

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Strong Parent, Stable Children Videos for 4-Hour Training

Watch toolkit creator Dr. Dave Schramm present the Strong Parents, Stable Children training live. Dr. Schramm’s 4-hour presentation is available in its entirety via five (5) individual videos broken out by protective factor, which can easily be used and shared with parent groups followed by a facilitated discussion. The videos also serve as a valuable resource for trainers to learn and gain ideas on ways to present and deliver the curriculum.