Social and Emotional Competence of Children About this factor CSSP says, “The social and emotional development of young children plays a critical role in their cognitive skill building, social competence, mental health, and overall wellbeing. The nature of this development is deeply affected by the quality of a child’s relationships with
Concrete Support in Times of Need About concrete support CSSP emphasizes, “Meeting basic economic needs like food, shelter, clothing and health care is essential for families to thrive.” Father-specific programs and resources are necessary to adequately address this factor because fathers, and men in general, are reluctant to seek help for their
Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development About this factor CSSP says, “Accurate information about child development and appropriate expectations for children’s behavior at every age help parents see their children and youth in a positive light and promote their healthy development.” The importance of helping fathers to learn appropriate parenting skills and
Social Connections About social connections CSSP states, “Friends, family members, neighbors and community members provide emotional support, help solve problems, offer parenting advice and give concrete assistance to parents. Networks of support are essential to parents and also offer opportunities for people to ‘give back’, an important part of self-esteem as
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Parental Resilience Parental resilience is defined by CSSP as “The ability to manage and bounce back from all types of challenges that emerge in every family’s life. It means finding ways to solve problems, building and sustaining trusting relationships including relationships with your own child, and knowing how to seek help
Over the next 5 weeks, beginning on December 1, 2016, Dad's League will make a weekly post covering each of the 5 Protective Factors from the Strengthening Families approach of the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and the Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (ADCANP)/Children's Trust