This course provides an overview of one of the Strengthening Families Protective Factors, "Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development". We will discuss why this type of knowledge is critical for keeping children safe. The course will review how formal and informal education, role modeling, and "just-in-time" information sharing can help to strengthen parenting - one of the program strategies in the Protective Factors Framework.
Course Learning Objectives:
- Define Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development and explain in your own words how it is a protective factor.
- Identify at least three strategies that strengthen parents' skills and knowledge about child development that you that can employ to strengthen parenting among the families you work with
- List the steps you will include on an individual action plan that will support your use of strategies in your practice that strengthen parenting among the families you work with.