The Five Protective Factors are at the core of all of CAPCC’s efforts. Extensive research supports the common sense notion that when these Protective Factors are present and strong in a family, the likelihood of child abuse and neglect diminishes.
PARENTAL RESILIENCE: The ability to cope and bounce back from all types of challenges.
SOCIAL CONNECTIONS: Friends, family members, neighbors and other members of the community who provide emotional support and concrete assistance to parents.
KNOWLEDGE OF PARENTING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT: Accurate information about raising your children and appropriate expectations for their behavior
CONCRETE SUPPORT IN TIMES OF NEED: Financial security to cover day-to-day expenses and unexpected costs that come up from time to time, access to formal supports like Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and Medicaid (http://www.humboldtgov.org/902/Children-Families) and informal supports from social networks.
CHILDREN’S SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT: A child’s ability to interact positively with others and communicate his or her emotions effectively.