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May 2012Vol. 13 No. 4Protective Factors Training

The National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds (Alliance) launched a new series of online training courses to support the implementation of the Strengthening Families and Protective Factors frameworks.

The program was developed through support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and ZERO TO THREE and in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Social Policy. The seven-course introduction to Strengthening Families program includes the following curricula:

  • Introduction to the Protective Factors
  • Concrete Support in Times of Need
  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
  • Parental Resilience
  • Social Connections
  • Social and Emotional Competence
  • Moving from Knowledge to Action: Wrap-up Course

The courses on the protective factors include:

  • Purpose and learning objectives for the course
  • Definition and explanation of the protective factor
  • Definition and explanation of program strategy (or strategies)
  • Individualized Action Plan (IAP) work

More information is available on the Alliance's website: