RESILIENCY AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS BOOKMARKS
All parents experience stress from time to time. But parents can develop resilience to help them manage stressful situations and move themselves and their families toward healthy, positive outcomes.
Resilience comes through exposure to challenging life events, facilitated by supportive relationships and environments. These can be people, cultures, institutions, conditions and policies.
The outcome of resilience is positive change and growth. Resilience is when a person or family is able to successfully adapt in spite of current or past trauma.
Find those people, cultures, institutions, conditions and policies that can help you and your family. When parents ask for help, it is a step toward building resilience.
The Child Abuse Prevention Councils throughout the Greater Bay Area work to support parents and families.
PROTECTIVE FACTORS THAT STRENGTHEN FAMILIES
The Five Protective Factors have been shown to make positive outcomes more likely for young children and their families:
1. PARENTAL RESILIENCE
2. SOCIAL CONNECTIONS
3. CONCRETE SUPPORT IN TIMES OF NEED
4. KNOWLEDGE OF PARENTING & CHILD DEVELOPMENT
5. SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL COMPETENCE
CALIFORNIA CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REPORTING LAW
It is important for mandated reporters to keep updated on periodic amendments to the law. Your local Child Abuse Prevention Council or county welfare department has current reporting law information. Also visit leginfoca.gov for updated information on the law and any other code section referenced in this material. The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law is currently found in Penal Code (P.C.) Sections 11164 - 11174.3. The following is only a partial description of the law. Mandated reporters should become familiar with the detailed requirements as they are set forth in the Penal Code.
ENOUGH ABUSE GREATER BAY AREA CAMPAIGN
In 2012 we began the Enough Abuse Campaign to build a true community movement against child sexual abuse. Educating adults to recognize, prevent, and intervene in abusive situations is the only way that child sexual abuse will end. We held trainings throughout the region to educate community members on how each person can play a part in preventing child sexual abuse.
The Campaign was a collaborative effort between the Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties), Partners in Prevention, and the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. The Campaign launched with startup funding from the Columbia Foundation with additional support from Partners in Prevention, and in-kind support from the Coalition.
Please explore the various resources we used in the Enough Abuse Campaign.
For more information on the national Enough Abuse campaign go to www.enoughabuse.org.