Risk Factor \"Buffers\"


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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Thankyou Social Entrepreneur Grateful for Victorian Young Australian of the Year Title


Thankyou Social Entrepreneur Grateful for Victorian Young Australian of the Year Title

Daniel Flynn, 25, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Thankyou, has received the title of Victorian Young Australian of the Year.  “It’s an honor to be put in a category with finalists of this calibre…” Flynn said.




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