The Five Strengths
- Take small but significant steps
- Involve your family and friends
- Try new things as your needs change
- Discover what works for your family
The Five Strengths are also called Protective Factors.
“The Five Strengths” were actually developed from academic concepts called the five “Protective Factors”. The Five Strengths are exactly the same as the five Protective Factors, except that the language of the Strengths is designed to be more family friendly. As you are exploring the Strengths further, you will find more information and resources if you search for the term “Protective Factors” outside of this website. You might also meet parents who are more familiar with “Protective Factors” than they are with “The Five Strengths”.
Helping Kids Understand Feelings
Social & Emotional Competence of Children
Parenting as Children Grow
Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development
Connecting with Others
Building Inner Strength
Knowing How to Find Help
Concrete Support in Times of Need