protective factors

Protective Factors

“Over the past two decades, researchers have identified protective factors which characterize competent communities, families, and schools. Comprehensive programs that have the protective factors foster the development of the “resilient person” and give them the ability to withstand pressures.”

Below is a list of Protective Factors in communities, families, schools, and individuals that allow the development of a resilient person:

  • Clear norms
  • Clear rules and regulations
  • Intergenerational ties
  • Competent role models
  • External support systems
  • Clear rules and regulations
  • Competent role models
  • Great expectation for children
  • Guidance and social competencies
  • Significant relationship with adult
  • Goal-directed behavior
  • Solid social ethos
  • Strong religious affiliations
  • Consistent rules and traditions
  • Clear rules and traditions
  • Clear norms
  • Significant relation with parent or giver
  • Ability to set goals
  • Good sense of humor
  • Autonomy
  • Ability to develop friendships
  • Strong sense of the future
  • Strong social competencies
  • Belief in one’s self
  • Good health
  • Average intelligence
  • Easy temperament
  • Minimal risk factors