Prevent Child Abuse Colorado educates, connects, and mobilizes communities and families so our children can grow and develop free from abuse and neglect.
Prevent Child Abuse Colorado is the Colorado Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America.
Prevent Child Abuse Colorado works to address the unique needs of Colorado's families as we strive together to provide an encouraging and supportive environment in which children can grow into healthy and engaged members of society.
The Center for the Study of Social Policy's Strengthening Families Protective Factor Framework serves as our foundation for preventing child abuse. The five protective factors are:
Parental Resilience - A parent’s ability to effectively cope with the various challenges of parenting and everyday life and their ability to overcome life’s challenges.
Social Connections - Positive relationships with friends, family members, neighbors, and others who can provide concrete and emotional support to parents and caregivers.
Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development - Accurate information about raising children and appropriate expectations for their behavior.
Concrete Support in Times of Need - Support and services within the community which can include financial, transportation, and food assistance, job training, and/or mental health services.
Children’s Social and Emotional Development - A child’s ability to effectively interact with others and to articulate their feelings.
Learn more about the Strengthening Families Protective Factor Framework and the Center for the Study of Social Policy at http://www.cssp.org/reform/strengtheningfamilies/about#protective-factors-framework.