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Report Addresses Protective Factors To Overcome Youth and Family Trauma

April 30, 2014

 Protective Factors for  In-Risk Families and Youth: A Brief for ResearchersThe Department of Health and Human ServicesAdministration on Children, Youth and Families has released “Promoting Protective Factors for In-Risk Families and Youth: A Brief for Researchers.” This report explores factors that help youth and their families cope with trauma, focusing on five populations who are often victimized:

  • Infants, children, and adolescents who are abused or neglected.
  • Runaway and homeless youth.
  • Youth in or transitioning out of foster care.
  • Children and youth exposed to domestic violence.
  • Pregnant and parenting teens.


View and download the full report.