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What is Strengthening Families Georgia? A Protective Factors Framework 
Training for Service Provider Professionals who Work with Parents & Children

Strengthening Families Georgia (SFG) represents a multi-disciplinary partnership of nearly 50 national, state and local, and public and private organizations dedicated to embedding five research-based Protective Factors into services and supports for children and their families. SFG is funded by the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services (DHS-DFCS). through the Federal Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Grant Program. SFG is housed at Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, a member of the Prevent Child Abuse America state network.  

 Strengthening Families Georgia

 Vision

All families with children from birth through age five in Georgia have the resources and support necessary for a meaningful and successful life.

  Strengthening Families Georgia

  Mission

To utilize the Strengthening Families assets-based framework of Protective Factors in all systems, programs, services, and activities supporting families with young children, as the approach to achieving the vision.

 

​  Key Aspects of Georgia’s Work

  • Embedding Strengthening Families in Early Care and Education Systems

  • Creating Family Strengthening Child Welfare Practices

  • Building Parent and Community Partnerships

  • Enriching Professional Development

The Protective Factors

Five Protective Factors are the foundation of the Strengthening Families Approach. Research

studies support that when these Protective Factors are well established in a family the likelihood of child abuse and neglect diminishes.

Research also shows that these five protectives

factors build family strengths and an environment that promotes optimal child and

youth development.  

1.  Parental Resilience

 Parents Can Bounce Back

2.  Social Connections

 Parents Have Friends

3.  Knowledge of Child Development

 Parents Know How Children Grow and Learn

4.  Concrete Support in Times of Need

 Parents Know Where to Turn for Help

5.  Social and Emotional Competence of Children

 Children Learn to Talk About and Handle Feelings

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To Schedule A Training

Life PREP Associates LLC, mission aligns with Strengthening Families Georgia to help families build stronger bonds with their loved ones.  Strengthening Families Training is designed to help Service Providers and Professionals work with families in a way that encourages positive relationships and creates lasting change. We focus on developing the skills needed to build strong, resilient families and foster successful outcomes using a strength-based approach

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