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Five for Families is a statewide public awareness campaign developed as a universal prevention strategy by the Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board (Prevention Board). The primary goal of the campaign is to increase knowledge of the Protective Factors Framework, an evidence-informed, strengths-based approach to child maltreatment prevention and family well-being promotion created by the Center for the Study of Social Policy.  For ways to connect your work to this campaign, please download the Five for Families campaign toolkit.

Five for Families Toolkit 

The Prevention Board mobilizes research and best practices to strengthen families and prevent child maltreatment. Our vision is to ensure every child in Wisconsin grows up in a safe, stable and nurturing environment. Comprised of state government officials, legislators and public members appointed by the Governor, the Prevention Board advances statewide policy, public awareness and programming to strengthen families and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.

Want to learn more? Read about the Prevention Board’s work. Or, visit the website for the Celebrate Children Foundation, a non-profit created to support the Prevention Board’s strategic mission and vision.

Twenty percent of the Prevention Board’s funding is from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children, Youth, and Families Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Grant. Points of view expressed do not necessarily represent the official positions of the financial sponsor.