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 ( 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.