Strategies for Strengthening Families


Strategies for Strengthening Families


3 Hour

This workshop will review parenting as prevention, and The Center for The Study of Social Policy’s Strengthening Families Protective Factor Framework. The five protective factors for families will be defined and discussed in detail, and the seven strategies to build these protective factors will be identified. Epigenetics and family dynamics will be discussed to assist participants in understanding the families’ important role in the healthy development of the child. 

Objectives are:
1) Understand parenting as prevention
2) Understand the Protective Factor Framework
3) Understand Epigenetics and the families role in shaping the mental and physical health of their child
4) Apply knowledge to building strengths of families in their communities

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Center for the Study of Social Policy, Strengthening Families (2015)
Kappeler, L., & Meaney, M. J. (2010). Epigenetics and parental effects.Bioessays, 32(9), 818-    827.
Kumpfer, Fenollar, & Jubani, (2013) Lack of nurturing parenting can lead to developmental     delays. 
Solomon, A. (2013) Love no matter what, Ted Talk
Strengthening Families Program (2014) DVD version

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