In this workshop participants will learn what strong families need, and what protective factors, family assets, and approaches make up strong families as seen in a variety of research studies. Time will be spent looking at the develop levels of play and practicing hands-on activities that will assist the participant’s own families as well as the families they serve.


Participants will be able to name/explain/use:

  • Shift current risk/deficit practices to a resilient/strength orientation
  • Factors found in resilient youth and the protective factors that foster them

Strategies and activities known to foster protective and resiliency factors in children and youth


Format:  PowerPoint, Facilitated Discussion, Interactive Activities, Video


  • 1 to 1.5 hrs. (Conferences only)
  • 3 hr. Workshop


(KD, JD, KS)