101488: Promoting Healthy Families in Your Community

2008 Resource Packet

About the Course:

The information packet upon which this course is based was written to support child maltreatment prevention efforts by describing strategies and activities that promote protective factors. It is written for service providers, to encourage and support them as they engage and partner with parents to protect, nurture, and promote the healthy development of children. The packet includes suggestions for enhancing each of the five protective factors in families; tip sheets in English and Spanish for providers to use when working with parents and caregivers on specific parenting challenges strategies; for sharing the message about child abuse prevention in communities; and information about child abuse and neglect.

Publication Date:



Children's Bureau staff

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about promoting ways to help families thrive. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify and describe the five protective factors presented for promoting healthy families.

  2. Apply the tips sheets for parents to work with families in need of specific types of parenting assistance.

  3. Cite examples of ways to engage your community in the promotion of healthy families.

  4. Define child abuse and neglect, and be aware of the process of reporting child maltreatment.

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