Risk Factors


This page contains information on topics related to family risk factors. It is essential that professionals understand factors that may have negative or deleterious effects on families and children. In the vast majority of cases, the risk factor impacts the family before it is recognized as impacting the child. Using a holistic or ecological approach, it is important to analyze your communities (or the populations with which you work or serve) in order to develop programming and services that best meet the needs of children and families.
This page contains three sets of tabs covering: Family, Child, and Community risk factors.

Also see the At-Risk Children & Families page on the EC Administration page

Family Risk Factors

Abuse and Neglect

Child Risk Factors

ACE Study

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
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Community Risk Factors

Affordable Housing

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