Help Me Grow Promotes Optimal Child Development by Enhancing Protective Factors, Help Me Grow Policy Brief, February 2013


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The Help Me Grow National Center has released a new policy brief, “Help Me Grow Promotes Optimal Child Development by Enhancing Protective Factors,” that highlights the proven positive relationship between the HMG system and the five protective factors specified by the Strengthening Families Framework.

The brief discusses a 2012 study by the University of Hartford Center for Social Research that evaluated the impact of Help Me Grow on children’s healthy development by examining whether the system is enhancing protective factors and facilitating families’ successful negotiation of risk factors.

“Overall, study findings indicate that support from Help Me Grow and subsequent linkage to programs and services enhance protective factors and perhaps even mitigate risk factors,” the brief notes. “Even among families with differing needs and risks, all responded similarly and positively.”

Posted March 7, 2013

 

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