Tools on Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor

Action Brief on Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor 

Enhanced knowledge of parenting strategies and child development is especially important as a protective factor against child abuse and neglect. Understanding what children can and cannot reasonably do at various developmental stages, and being able to effectively respond to and guide appropriate behavior, can decrease the likelihood of unrealistic expectations and frustration and reduce child maltreatment risk. This tool from Strategies 2.0 summarizes the research and includes specific action steps you can take. Find this brief and other helpful materials at http://strategiesca.org/resources/

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