Protective Factors Approaches in Child Welfare

Protective Factors Approaches in Child Welfare This issue brief from the Child Welfare Information Gateway provides an overview of protective factors approaches to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.  It discusses the importance of a protective factors approach; outlines approaches from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF); and describes the literature review commissioned by the ACYF on protective factors for populations it serves.  The brief also includes a section that maps connections across protective factors approaches within individual, relational, and social/community domains.  Examples are provided of jurisdictions applying protective factors approaches, as well as additional resources. (February 2014)