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The More You Know, the More You Can Help: Crosswalk of Strengthening Families and Bridges to Better Protective Factors


Futures Without Violence
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October 20, 2023


Pathways to Healing and Protective Factors
Overlap of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Child welfare agencies, Family Resource Centers, and many others utilize the Strengthening Families (SF) protective factors framework from the Center for the Study of Social Policy to prevent child maltreatment. Protective factors for adult and child survivors of DV are an aligned and critical ancillary to SF for helping survivors by mitigating risks and supporting the healthy development, well-being, and healing from trauma that help all survivors do better in work, school, and life.