Strengthening Kids & Families

Protective Factors Framework

C.R.I.S.P. welcomes you to join in our goal of helping families by supporting the five Strengthening Families Concepts. The five protective factors at the foundation of Strengthening Families are characteristics that have been shown to make positive outcomes more likely for young children and their families, and to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. Learn more about the research-based Protective Factors Framework below. This information is from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP).

Parental Resilience

Social Connections

Concrete Support in Times of Need

Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development

Social Emotional Competence of Children

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Core Meanings of the Protective Factors

The Research

C.R.I.S.P. has many projects focused on decreasing stress for families in times of need by assisting with concrete needs. C.R.I.S.P. has been helping families in Madison County since 1995 and wants to work with your community based club or organization to strengthen local families and community networks. We invite you to read the research behind our focus… Prevent, Protect & Provide: How child welfare can better support low-income families, by the Center for the Study of Social Policy.