Strengthening Families
Protective Factors
Hays Kansas
Kansas State Coordinators’ Meeting
Nancy Keel, MS Ed, P-3 National Trainer
Executive Director Kansas Parents as Teachers Association
September 11, 2012
www.strengtheningfamilies.net
Judy Langford
Center for the Study of Social Policy
[email protected]
Mobilizing partners,
communities and families to
build family strengths, promote
optimal development and reduce
child abuse and neglect
THE STRENGTHENING FAMILIES
APPROACH
• Benefits ALL families
• Builds on family strengths, buffers risk, and
promotes better outcomes
• Can be implemented through small but
significant changes in everyday actions
• Builds on and can become part of existing
programs, strategies, systems and
community opportunities
• Is grounded in research, practice and
implementation knowledge
PURPOSE: REDUCE CHILD ABUSE AND
NEGLECT STARTING WITH CHILDREN 0-5
• The very highest rates of abuse and
neglect occur for children under 4.
This age group is a third of all
children entering foster care and
who are likely to stay the longest.
• The brain’s primary architecture is
developing in years 0-5, when
family stability, skills and knowledge
have the greatest impact on
development.
• Adverse experiences at an early
age create lifelong risk for multiple
problems; mitigating these traumas
early is most effective.
A FEW BRAVE INNOVATORS
2004 first round of States
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Alaska
Arkansas
Illinois
Missouri – Parents as
Teachers National Center
– New Hampshire
– Rhode Island
– Wisconsin
• 2006
– Kansas joined with other
states
FEDERAL PARTNERS
Administration for Children, Youth and Families:
Children’s Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect
Administration on Children and Families, Office of
Child Care and Office of Head Start
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (ECCS)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration (SAMHSA), local Project Launch sites
Department of Defense, New Parents Program and
Family Advocacy Program
STRENGTHENING FAMILIES
NATIONAL NETWORK
S tre n g th e n in g F a m ilie s N a tio n a l N e tw o rk
WA
ME
MT
ND
OR
V
MN
ID
T
SD
NY
WI
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H
MA
MI
WY
RI
CT
PA
IA
NV
CA
NJ
NE
OH
IL
UT
DE
IN
WV
CO
MO
KS
MD
VA
KY
NC
AZ
TN
OK
NM
AR
SC
MS
TX
AK
AL
GA
LA
FL
HI
DC
Parent leaders, state agencies
and local programs quickly
adapted the framework -beyond child abuse prevention
for young children --to create a
platform for linkages across
service systems and a way of
engaging informal opportunities
for families.
FIVE PROTECTIVE FACTORS
PARENTAL RESILIENCE
SOCIAL CONNECTIONS
KNOWLEDGE of PARENTING
and CHILD DEVELOPMENT
CONCRETE SUPPORT in
TIMES of NEED
SOCIAL and EMOTIONAL
COMPETENCE of CHILDREN
Small but
significant
changes
LEVERS FOR IMPLEMENTING AND
SUSTAINING STRENGTHENING
FAMILIES
•Integration into policies and
systems
•Professional
development
•Real parent partnerships
SERVICES IN
PERSPECTIVE
Parental Resilience = Be strong
and flexible
and
Social Connections = Parents need friends
Knowledge of Parenting = Being a great parent is part
natural and part learned
Concrete Support = We all need help
sometimes
Social and emotional development
for children = Help your children
communicate and give them the love
and respect they need
NEW “FAMILY VALUES”
• Recognition of importance of families
• Diminishing stigma and labeling
• Acknowledging diversity among families
• Reducing the distance between
professionals and families
• Partnerships among services and between
services and people are essential
• Everyone has a role and can play it!
How did this affect our
PAT Curriculum
• Foundational Curriculum pp. 41-46
• Foundational PV #2, #7
• Tool Kit Card page 17 & 18
• PVR: Family strengths and protective
factors discussed: check the one
discussed and make comments relevant to
the protective factor(s).
• Group Connection Planner and Record
• Group Connection Feed Back Form
Protective Factor Survey
• Survey results provide
– A snapshot of the families you serve
– Changes in protective factors
– Areas where parent educators can focus on
increasing individual family protective
factors
• Survey results are not:
– Individual assessments
– Used for placement
– Used for diagnostic purposes
Foundations for School
Success Tool Kit
•
Who: will fill out forms and enter the data
When: do you have to do this, changing from
birthdays to first 90 days of enrollment.
Possibilities:
1st visit as an enrollment visit – not
required a suggestion
then it will be repeated each program
years 45 days
Where: do you enter the data
Questions?
Thanks for Coming
Coordinator Issues
• Group or Individual Surveys
• Informed Consent
• Method to record scores
• Scoring
PFS-For Staff Use Only
• Staff completed
• Participant’s experience/demographics –
#’s 1-5
• Program Dosage - # 6.
– Pre and Post Test
– The Post Test will
» Family Outcomes
» Child Outcomes
» Program Outcomes
» PE effectiveness
Protective Factor Survey and
Manual
• Page 1 – Demographic section, filled out by
participant.
• Page 2 – Family Protective Factors Section
• Manual
Funding Website Ideas
www.tgci.com
Foundationcenter.org, click Early childhood
Education.
www.kschildrenscabinet.org/earlychildblock.htm
www.tgci.com.
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