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Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work - Manchester

When & Where

  • begins June 9, 2017

    Carol M. Rines Center
    1528 Elm Street
    Manchester, NH  03101


begins June 9, 2017

Continuing Education Credits


The Strengthening Families Framework identifies the characteristics that when present and robust in families, makes families stronger and child abuse and neglect less likely to occur. Professionals who work with children or parents are in a great position to promote these characteristics, called Protective Factors, through small but significant changes in how you approach your work. 

Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work is a 7 course training that gives real world examples of everyday actions that professionals can take to promote these important family characteristics. 

The training is especially for those whose work focuses on children and is ideally suited for professio 

The training is offered in 7 courses. The series begins with an overview of the framework and ends with an opportunity to plan how you will implement the framework. The middle five courses each focus on one of the five protective factors.  

Day 1: June 9, 2017 9am - 3pm 

We'll begin our time together giving  an overview of the Strengthening Families Framework and the five protective factors. It is a prerequisite to the other sessions. If you are interested in registering for other modules but did not attend the Introduction module please contact Julie Day.

We'll continue our day with exploring 2 of the 5 protective factors. First we'll explore Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development. When parents have a sense of how to appropriately respond to their growing child's needs they help make their family strong! Then we'll discuss Parental Resilience, how it makes a difference in making families stronger, and what you can do as a professional working with children to promote it.  

Day 2 June 16, 2017 9am - 3pm

We will begin the day exploring the only protective factor that focuses on the characteristics of children not their parents: the Social and Emotional Competence of Children. There are actions professionals can take to help parents facilitate these important skills in their children that will help kids be their best! Then we explore how crucial Social Connections can be in helping families be their strongest and safest.  

Day 3: June 19, 2017 9am - 3pm

This session wraps up our series. We will begin the day exploring the importance of families' access to Concrete Supports in Times of Need. Next we are going to revisit Social Connections. Participants will experience first-hand a strategy they can use in your settings to form stronger bonds with the parents you serve - and help them bond with each other! Then we will wrap up the entire series, spending time planning for action back in your own settings. 

Lunch will be "on your own" during a provided break in each sessions. You are welcome to bring a lunch or order in.  

When registering, please provide a phone number or email address where you can be reached for cancellation in the unlikely event of the need to cancel.

This training series can be taken in addition to, or in conjunction with, the Strengthening Families online training. To learn more about the online training click here.

This series meets the requirements for continuing education for several child-serving professionals:

  • 15 Child Care Professional Development interactive hours. Attending all 7-courses could satisfy almost an entire year's requirements for early learning professionals and enhance your capacity to help the families of the children in your care. 
  • Qualifies for contact hours for nurses in related fields.  
  • This workshop series is approved for 15 hours of continuing education by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy - New Hamsphire Division. (for  professionals licensed by the NH  Board of Mental Health Practice.) 

Training certificates are distributed for each session stating the training hours completed. This may satisfy the requirements for training for other professionals.  

If you have already registered for this training and need to cancel please contact us

* Parking is limited at the Rines Center. There is a small parking lot in the rear of the building. There are metered spaces on Elm Street, and free parking when available on Langdon & West Brook Streets. Please be advised that the parking lots surrounding the Rines Center (Pappy’s Pizza, or private lots across Langdon Street) are privately owned and cars may be towed at owner's expense.  
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