Protective Factors and Protective Capacities: Common Ground for Protecting Children and Strengthening Families [Infographic]

Review the protective capacities and protective factors frameworks used to assess, intervene, and serve families.

Publication year: 2016
Capacity Building Center for States


Describes the protective capacities framework and the protective factors framework, both of which are used by child welfare practitioners to assess, intervene, and serve families, as well as explores the common ground the frameworks share to help strengthen consistency in services for families.

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2016). Protective factors and protective capacities: Common ground for protecting children and strengthening families [infographic]. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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