Prevention of child abuse and neglect are directly related to the following Six Protective Factors
- Nurturing and Attachment
- Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
- Parental Resilience
- Social Connections
- Concrete Supports in Times of Need
- Social and Emotional Competence of Children
Not sure what that looks like?
National Resources to Explore
Child Welfare Information Gateway has a webpage specifically about Protective Factors to Promote Well-Being with links to resources about the Protective Factors.
The FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention provides an overview of the Protective Factors and why they are important.
The 2015 Prevention Resource Guide, "Making Meaningful Connections," published by the Children's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth and Families is available online. Hard copies are available from Ho‘oikaika Partnership.