What are the Five Protective Factors? The Five Protective Factors are the foundation of the Strengthening Families approach. Extensive evidence supports the common sense notion that when these Protective Factors are present and robust in a family, the likelihood of abuse and neglect diminish. Research also shows that these are the factors that create healthy…

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The new report, Child Maltreatment 2018, is now available. Every year, states submit data to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System to be analyzed and collected in an annual child maltreatment report. Get quick facts and quotes from the Children’s Bureau in their press release or explore the report and learn about the demographics of the children and…

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Stress Relief Playbooks and Recommendations Released in Response to COVID-19 As part of the state’s comprehensive approach to responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Office of the California Surgeon General released two stress relief playbooks to help support mental and physical health, and the Department of Health Care Services released recommendations for Medi-Cal…

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