Protective Factors Trainings

As a group of Protective Factors certified trainers, we have provided a single place for community members to view available training opportunities. If you are a trainer, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page to have your upcoming training(s) included on our list. 

Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development

Concrete Support in Times of Need

Parental Resilience

Social & Emotional Competence of Children

Social Connections

Upcoming Protective Factors Trainings

Introduction to Protective Factors Framework

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Family Supports and Family Members

DATE: September 12, 2023

TIME: 9am – 11:30am, Arizona time

This course will provide an overview of the Strengthening Families movement and the protective factors framework and ideas for how you can apply these concepts in your work. This training is designed to be used by anyone who works with children and families – in any field. We use a mix of examples from early care and education settings, child welfare settings, and family interactions. In the Protective Factors Framework, “concrete support in times of need” means that families have access to whatever they need to handle the challenges they face and to be successful. Depending on a family’s resources – financial as well as social and other types of resources – some may be able to access the support they need to weather a storm. Others may not. When families don’t have that access, you can help them get it – by providing support or helping them connect to those who can offer them what they need.

After participating in this course, you will be able to:
Give examples of how you can provide welcoming, non-threatening support to families.
List several ways you can link to partners in the community to help families in need.
Identify the challenges and opportunities culture and tradition present as you try to help families.
Recognize how lack of support, when under stress, can sometimes lead to child maltreatment.


TRAINER NAMES: Hayley Winterberg and Samara Vaught

ORGANIZATION: Arizona Peer and Family Career Academy


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