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2018 PREVENTION RESOURCE GUIDE KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE AND FAMILIES STRONG IN SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITIES  PROTECTING CHILDREN  W...
Dear Colleagues  We are pleased to introduce the 2018 Prevention Resource Guide. The Children   s Bureau and its Office on...
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Table of Contents About the Resource Guide...................................................................................
Managing Stress .............................................................................................................
About the Resource Guide This Resource Guide was developed to support service providers in their work with parents, caregi...
Child Welfare Information Gateway website at https   www.childwelfare.gov topics  preventing overview relatedorgs .  Sugge...
Chapter 1  Strengthening Individuals, Families, and Communities Protective Factors Protective factors are conditions or at...
This chapter highlights approaches developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  CDC , the Center for ...
     Create the context for healthy children and families through policies.  A detailed description of the Youth Thrive fr...
Individual Level     Self-regulation skills               Relational skills Problem-solving skills Involvement in positive...
Although    nurturing and attachment    is not delineated as a separate protective factor within Strengthening Families, i...
Implementing a Protective Factors Approach Implementing a protective factors approach involves more than changes to indivi...
          Parent Caf    Community Caf    Approach to building protective factors  The focus is directly on sharing informa...
Programs have used the self-assessment in a variety of ways. For example             In one early care and education progr...
Improvements have been seen across each subscale, with the greatest improvement in the area of family functioning. For mor...
Chapter 2  Working With Families Using the Protective Factors Nurturing and Attachment Juggling the demands of work, home,...
How Programs Can Help           Use parent education strategies  workshops, lending libraries  as opportunities to share i...
Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development Parents who understand the usual course of child development are more likely ...
How Programs Can Help                Offer informal, daily interactions between parents and program staff, plus coaching f...
Parental Resilience Parents who can cope with the stresses of everyday life, as well as an occasional crisis, have resilie...
          Train staff to observe and assess children for early signs of child or family distress and respond to children a...
Social Connections Parents with a network of emotionally supportive friends, family, and neighbors often find that it is e...
How Programs Can Help            Set aside a welcoming space for parents to mingle and talk. Provide coffee, snacks, or ot...
Concrete Support for Families Families whose basic needs  for food, clothing, housing, and transportation  are met have mo...
          Help families access crisis services, such as a shelter for women who have experienced domestic abuse, mental he...
Social and Emotional Competence of Children Children   s emerging ability to form bonds and interact positively with other...
     Provide art programs that allow children to express themselves in ways other than words.       Foster ongoing engagem...
Questions to Ask to Explore Protective Factors With Caregivers Asking questions is an important part of partnering with pa...
Parental Resilience  Concrete Support for Families       What do you do to take care of yourself and gather strength      ...
Protective Factors in Practice The following scenarios illustrate how multiple protective factors support and strengthen f...
Scenario 2 Zainah is a 23-year-old who recently migrated from Syria with her 3-year-old son, Adnan, and husband, Sayid. Th...
Chapter 3  Using Protective Factors as a Framework for Your Community Partnership Working Successfully With Community Part...
Be sure to customize your presentation to your audience. End by inviting participation on your community family-strengthen...
Tips for Working With Specific Groups The following are suggestions for ways your agency or organization can build strong ...
American Indian Alaska Native Families                     Within tribal communities, mutual respect and humility are grea...
visiting MilitaryINSTALLATIONS at http    www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil MOS  f p MI ENTRY 0.       Include military fa...
     Establish shared protocols across the community for screening, assessing, and referring families to substance use tre...
Building Partnerships Through Media Today, a wider-than-ever variety of media strategies is available to help your organiz...
audiences. Answer the following questions separately for each group.        What types of media are our target audience me...
     Monitor and respond to comments frequently to bring users back and create a more active, engaged community.       Rep...
Chapter 4  Protecting Children Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect When children are nurtured, they can grow up to be ha...
greater. Some of the most common risk factors include the following        Immaturity. Young parents may lack experience w...
physical and emotional responses. These responses continue even when the danger has passed, often until treatment is recei...
occurring in a family  however, when these signs appear repeatedly or in combination, you should consider the possibility ...
          Help children understand their trauma history and current experiences  for example, by helping them understand t...
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Well-Being What Are ACEs  Adverse childhood experiences  ACEs  are traumatic events occu...
studies have shown that, in comparison to the general population, these children are far more likely to have experienced a...
Working With Parents Who Have a History of Trauma When working with families who are under stress, it is important to cons...
          Remember that parents who have experienced trauma are not    bad.    Blaming or judging them is likely to make t...
Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Families Families who immigrate to the United States bring skills, talents, and cultural ...
How Workers Can Help       Tap into a range of resources to help eligible families receive concrete assistance. Help eligi...
Human Trafficking of Children Human trafficking of children and youth is a growing concern. It occurs when a trafficker us...
    To report sexually exploited or abused  A victim of labor trafficking may exhibit the following behaviors             ...
No single agency working alone can successfully combat this issue. Identifying, assessing, protecting, and serving victims...
Chapter 5  Tip Sheets for Parents and Caregivers The following pages contain tip sheets on specific parenting issues. Span...
Building Resilience in Children and Teens   Provides tips for helping children learn to cope and recover from difficulties...
How to Develop Supportive Communities What   s Happening Communities have a great influence in families    lives. Just as ...
C  mo desarrollar comunidades de apoyo Lo que est   pasando  Peque  os pasos  Las comunidades tienen gran influencia en la...
Keeping Your Family Strong Every family has strengths, and every family faces challenges. When you are under stress   the ...
Protective Factor and What It Means  What You Can Do  Social Connections        Participate in neighborhood activities suc...
C  mo mantener a su familia fuerte Todas las familias tienen fortalezas y todas las familias enfrentan desaf  os. Cuando u...
Factor de protecci  n y lo que significa  Lo que usted puede hacer  Conexiones sociales        Participe en actividades de...
Making Healthy Connections With Your Family Good health starts with eating the right foods and getting plenty of physical ...
Haciendo conexiones saludables con su familia La buena salud comienza con alimentarse de comidas saludables y hacer bastan...
Feeding Your Family What   s Happening About one in five households with children in the United States face food insecurit...
C  mo alimentar a su familia Lo que est   pasando Se estima que uno de cada cinco hogares con ni  os en los Estado Unidos ...
Managing Stress What   s Happening Everyone has stress, whether it   s a bad day at work, car trouble, or simply too many ...
Manejando el estr  s Lo que est   pasando Todas las personas experimentan el estr  s, sea a causa de un d  a dif  cil en e...
Managing Your Finances What   s Happening       Get a bank account. Check-cashing services and payday loans charge high fe...
Manejando sus finanzas Lo que est   pasando       Obtenga ayuda para estirar su presupuesto. Programas estatales y federal...
Bonding With Your Baby What   s Happening Attachment is a deep, lasting bond that develops between a caregiver and child d...
C  mo fortalecer los lazos de afecto con su beb   Lo que est   pasando El apego es un lazo profundo y duradero que se desa...
Dealing With Temper Tantrums What   s Happening Two- and 3-year-olds have many skills, but controlling their tempers is no...
C  mo lidiar con los berrinches Lo que est   pasando Los ni  os entre dos y tres a  os de edad tienen muchas habilidades, ...
Parenting Your School-Age Child What   s Happening Children ages 6   12 go through big changes. As they spend more time at...
C  mo criar a su hijo en edad escolar Lo que est   pasando Los ni  os con edades entre 6 y 12 a  os atraviesan por grandes...
Connecting With Your Teen What   s Happening       Many teens spend less time with their families than they did as younger...
C  mo relacionarse con su hijo adolescente Lo que est   pasando Muchos adolescentes comparten menos tiempo con sus familia...
Parenting Your Child With Developmental Delays and Disabilities What   s Happening Children develop at different rates. Bu...
C  mo criar a su hijo con retrasos de desarrollo y discapacidades Lo que est   pasando       Los ni  os se desarrollan a d...
Ten Ways to Be a Better Dad What   s Happening Involved fathers can help children lead lives that are happier, healthier, ...
Diez maneras de ser un mejor padre Lo que est   pasando Los padres que participan en las vidas de sus hijos pueden ayudarl...
Building Resilience in Children and Teens What   s Happening All youth face difficulties, which can range from traumatic l...
C  mo desarrollar resiliencia en los ni  os y adolescentes Lo que est   pasando Todos los j  venes enfrentan desaf  os, y ...
Teen Parents... You   re Not Alone  What   s Happening Being a parent is a 24-hour-a-day job, and sometimes it can feel ov...
Hay muchos padres adolescentes como usted Lo que est   pasando Ser padre o madre es un trabajo de 24 horas al d  a, y a ve...
Raising Your Kin What   s Happening No matter why or how they came to live with you, your relative   s children will benef...
C  mo criar a sus parientes Lo que est   pasando Sin importar por qu   o c  mo vinieron a vivir con usted, los hijos de su...
Military Families What   s Happening Military families live in almost every community. Some parents in the military are on...
Familias militares Lo que est   pasando En casi todas las comunidades viven familias militares. Algunos padres en las fuer...
Support After an Adoption Why You Might Need Support  Finding Services  Adopting a child is a joyful event. However, adopt...
Apoyo despu  s de la adopci  n Por qu   puede necesitar apoyo  Tipos de servicios  La adopci  n de un ni  o es un evento l...
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse What You Can Do To prevent child sexual abuse, it is important to keep the focus on adult re...
C  mo prevenir el abuso sexual de menores Lo que usted puede hacer Para prevenir el abuso sexual de menores, es importante...
Parenting After Domestic Violence What   s Happening       When one person in a relationship uses any kind of abuse to con...
La crianza de ni  os despu  s de la violencia domestica Lo que est   pasando La violencia domestica ocurre cuando una pers...
Helping Your Child Heal From Trauma What   s Happening Trauma is an emotional response to an intense event that threatens ...
Ayudando a su hijo a curarse del trauma Lo que est   pasando El trauma es una reacci  n emocional a un evento intenso amen...
Human Trafficking  Protecting Our Youth What   s Happening Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery. It includes both...
La trata de personas  c  mo proteger a nuestros j  venes Lo que est   pasando La trata de personas es una forma de esclavi...
Chapter 6  Resources National Child Abuse Prevention Partners The following is a list of the National Child Abuse Preventi...
Federal Interagency Work Group on Child Abuse and Neglect The Office on Child Abuse and Neglect within the Children   s Bu...
National Institutes of Health  NIH  Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH National Institute of Child Hea...
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Administration on Children, Youth an...