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5 Protective Factors Series: Social and Emotional Competence of Children

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

5 Protective Factors Series: Concrete Support in Times of Need

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

5 Protective Factors Series: Knowledge of parenting and Child Development

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

5 Protective Factors Series: Social Connections

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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