Building Resilience

In the final Poverty 101 Module IV - Building Resilience, we will explore how to support struggling families and build resilience in our communities

Don't forget to download/print the Poverty 101 Study Guide. Follow along on pages 27 - 33.

A Resilience Approach: 5 protective factors for Strengthening Families:

8. Strengthening Families Protective Factors Action Sheets.pdf

Visit DFCS and PCA Georgia’s Georgia Family Support Network page for more information on the Strengthening Families Model, upcoming trainings and becoming a part of the network.  

The document shown here - Strengthening Families Fact Sheets - can help better explain what it means to provide each of the protective factors.


40 Developmental Assets

The Search Institute has identified 40 positive supports and strengths that young people need to succeed. Half of the assets focus on the relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities (external assets). The remaining assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people (internal assets). 

External Assets: Support, Empowerment, Boundaries & Expectations and Constructive Use of Time

Internal Assets: Commitment to Learning, Positive Values, Social Competencies, and Positive Identity