Thank you for participating in our Family Passport Contest. The purpose of this activity is to help build your family's protective factors. A protective factor is a characteristic that makes a parent, child or family more likely to thrive and less likely to experience a negative outcome. Each country is represented by a protective factor and the activities associated with each country are designed to help build those factors in your family.
By completing the activities in this book, not only are you entering in a chance to win an amazing prize but you are also helping strengthen your family and creating an environment where optimal child development can emerge.
This webpage contains the videos, and downloads you will need to complete your passport
Go around the world for your chance to win our grand prize!
To visit a continent, complete 3 tasks from their requirement list.
Once complete, turn in your passport to the Casa Grande Alliance office for an automatic prize, and to be entered into a drawing for your chance at our grand prize!
The winner will receive a $75 gift card to Hideout Steakhouse, 2 movie tickets at Harkins Movie Theater and free babysitting service for the night.
This Protective Factor addresses the importance of helping children become more capable of handling life's challenges - socially and emotionally - as they grow.
Children's social and emotional competence is seen in their ability to communicate clearly, recognize and regulate their emotions, establish and maintain relationships with others, and engage in problem solving and conflict resolution.
Children who have these skills are likely to grow up having healthier behaviors, better peer relationships and a higher capacity to respond to stress. Helping children to develop these skills can improve family relationships and prevent abuse and neglect.
The following activities in this country are designed to help build the protective factor - social and emotional competence of children.
Use the link below to print the Emotional Wheel make sure to share it with your kids.
What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.
This Protective Factor addresses the importance of resilience, which, simply defined, means the ability to recover from difficult life experiences, and often to be strengthened by and even transformed by those experiences. Resilient parents have empathy for themselves and others and are able to keep a positive attitude, solve problems creatively and take life's events in stride. They are able to "bounce back" from negative experiences.
Resilience isn't about how many bad things you experience; it's about how you respond to them. A very resilient person might have dozens of risk factors and negative experiences, and still thrive. A less resilient person might have one negative experience that sends them into a downward spiral.
The following activities in this country are designed to help build the protective factor - Parental Resilience
How do you deal with adversity?
Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty.
This Protective Factor addresses the importance of social connections and how it helps families stay strong, get through the hard times, and enjoy family life.
Parents with a social network of emotionally supportive friends, family, and neighbors often find that it is easier to care for their children and themselves. Most parents need people they can call on once in a while when they need a sympathetic listener, advice, or concrete support. Research has shown that parents who are isolated, with few social connections, are at higher risk for child abuse and neglect.
The following activities in this country are designed to help build the protective factor - Social Connections.
See what happens when two strangers sit in a ball pit... and talk about life's big questions.
Just a mom standing in front of another mom.
This Protective Factor addresses the importance of having concrete support in a time of need.
Every family, at some point, will need help. Sometimes the challenges are minor, but other times they may be critical to the family's survival. No matter what level of need, help from relatives, friends, organizations, churches and a variety of other sources can be a lifeline for a family in need.
Concrete support in times of need means that families have access to whatever they need to handle the challenges they face to be successful.
The following activities in this country are designed to help build the protective factor - Concrete Support in Times of Need
Are you judging those who ask for help?
This Protective Factor addresses the importance of having some knowledge of basic child development, which allows a parent to have more realistic expectations of their children. With that knowledge, parents are better able to provide an appropriate amount of nurturing, supervision, and guidance. When parents understand their role in their children's lives and learn about specific parenting techniques and strategies, they can form positive relationships with their children and have options for appropriate responses to typical child behaviors.
The following activities in this country are designed to help build the protective factor - Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
We asked parents one simple question, How do you think you're doing?
Imagine a world where all families are connected to what they need to nurture their children.
What would that look like?
Casa Grande Alliance presents Lean On Me AZ, a movement to raise awareness about the factors that protect families from overwhelming stress, and offer strategies to help community members strengthen families in everyday ways. We will discuss how we, as individuals and communities, can create a culture of family support so that all children can thrive.
We will provide dinner during our discussion as well as child care during the event.
Space is limited please register soon!