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July 14, 2014 | Infographic

Protective Factors that Promote Resiliency


Promising Futures, Futures Without Violence

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Almost 30 million American children will be exposed to family violence by the time they are 17 years old. Kids who are exposed to violence are affected in different ways and not all are traumatized or permanetely harmed. Protective factors can promote resiliency, help children and youth heal, and support prevention efforts.

Research indicates that the #1 protective factor in helping children heal from the experience is the presence of a consistent supportive, and loving adult – most often their mother.

This infographic depicts different protective factors that help promote resiliency for children and youth exposed to violence. This graphic can be used in trainings or posted in shelters, health clinics or other community settings in order to raise awareness on how to support healing.