For September, we’re focusing our social media efforts on Parental Resilience, one of the five Protective Factors which are research-informed approaches to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.
Parental resilience means the ability to recover from difficult life experiences, but more importantly, to be strengthened and even transformed from those experiences.
Being a parent can be a very rewarding and joyful experience. But being a parent can also have its share of stress. How parents respond to this stress is much more important than the stressor itself in determining the outcomes for themselves and their children.
To learn more about Family Resilience and the 5 Protective Factors, visit First 5 Orange County’s Strengthening Families page.