Risk Factor \"Buffers\"


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Risk factors can be low self-esteem, loss, poverty, drug exposure, living in in single-parent households and violent neighborhoods.

However, the impact of risk factors can be reduced by protective factors known as "buffer". These "buffers" act as a cushion that deflects harm caused by risk factors. Protective factors include family support, consistent discipline, and clear expectations.


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Federal Programs Related to - Children's Protective Services

Programs that investigate reports of child abuse, neglect or abandonment; that provide for the temporary placement of children who, for their own protection, have been removed from the custody of adults who are responsible for their care; that work with families who are experiencing a problem with the objective of facilitating continued family unification or reunification; and which provide ongoing supportive services for children in permanent placement. Child Welfare System

Federal Programs Related to - Family-Based Services

Programs that provide a social services designed to support healthy family development; improve the family's ability to resolve problems; and prevent unnecessary placement of children in alternative environments when family problems reach crisis proportions. Family Strengthening Programs




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