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May 2014Vol. 15, No. 5Administering the Spanish Protective Factors Survey

The National Resource Center for Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (FRIENDS) published a guide to administering the Spanish adaptation of the Protective Factors Survey (S-PFS). FRIENDS developed the S-PFS in collaboration with University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships and Research and with the expertise and assistance of researchers, administrators, workers, and experts who specialize in family support, maltreatment measurement, and psychological measurement. The survey is designed to be used with caregivers receiving child maltreatment prevention services before they receive services and again after they receive services. It measures 20 items related to protective factors that address family functioning and resiliency, social support, concrete support, nurturing and attachment, and knowledge of parenting/child development.

The guide provides instructions for staff on how to administer the survey, as well as scripts and survey clarifications with paraphrasing instructions to help administrators answer participants' questions. These are presented in Spanish and English. The translated S-PFS materials benefited from the language expertise of bilingual and bicultural early childhood providers as well as parents, who provided initial translations and feedback.

Access The Spanish Protective Factors Survey: A Guide to Administering the Spanish Adaptation of the Protective Factors Survey here: (1 MB)