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Strengthening Families Resources

Strengthening Families™ is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.  It is based on engaging families, programs and communities in building five protective factors:














In 2016, the All Alaska Pediatric Partnership received funding from Alaska Children's Trust to contract with Strengthening Families Alaska for the development of a Strengthening Families Toolkit designed with primary care providers in mind. The toolkit offers a shortened training on the Strengthening Families framework and provides real practical and useful tips and resources for integrating the framework's protective factors into providers' every day practice seeing families. While we are making these tools available on our website, we highly recommend attending a training before implementing these resources in a practice. 

"Strengthening Families Toolkit for Providers" trainings for staff can be scheduled by request. Email to set up a time. The trainings are approximately two-hours long.



Parental Resilience
Social Connections
Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
Concrete Support in Times of Need
Social and Emotional Competence
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