PCAC uses the Strengthening Families approach by building Five Protective Factors in families:
- Nurturing & Attachment
Developing a bond of strong, warm feelings with my child
- Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
Understanding how children grow and develop and applying effective, nonviolent discipline techniques appropriate to my child’s age and level of development.
- Parental Resilience
Gaining an awareness of my own challenges in parenting and learning ways to handle everyday stressors and recover from an occasional crisis.
- Social Connections
Feeling encouraged and supported in facing the daily challenges of raising a family.
- Concrete Supports
Learning about community resources such as child care, health care, education, counseling, housing, or food that help me ensure the health and well-being of my child. Being a parent is one of the most difficult jobs there is, but raising healthy, well-functioning children is one of the greatest contributions a parent can make to society. Parenting is a learned process which results from a combination of having a positive role model for parenting, strong support in the learning process, and access to accurate, helpful information.