Prevention programs have long focused on reducing particular risk factors, or conditions that research shows are
associated with child abuse and neglect. However, increasingly, prevention programs are also recognizing the
importance of promoting protective factors or circumstances in families and communities that increase the health and
well-being of children and families. The following six protective factors have been linked to a lower incidence of child
abuse and neglect:
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This post was recently published in the Dakota Catholic Action.