It’s back to school time! But what does that mean? For you it might mean a bit more quiet time at home. For your kids it might mean a new school, new classroom, new teacher, and maybe even a new Wonder Woman backpack. But as we get ourselves and our kids ready for a new year, we also want to remember that back to school isn’t just about getting back to academics. It’s also about getting back to great friends, making new ones, and having other social experiences.
This is the most recent blog post in a series we’re running on Protective Factors.
Protective factors can serve as buffers, helping parents find resources, support, and coping strategies that allow them to parent more effectively. This post focuses on social connections.
Protective factors can serve as buffers, helping parents find resources, support, and coping strategies that allow them to parent more effectively. One protective factor is parental resilience.
New research has found that the most successful interventions don’t just target reducing risk factors but work to promote protective factors.
Creating a safe environment for children takes a concerted effort by not from parents, but from experts in child development experts and community members. This blog post addresses the significant findings from the CDC’s landmark study on ACEs and how we as a community can support each other in creating a nurturing environment for children.