The Fifth Protective Factor is
Social and Emotional Competence of Children.PhotoSocial and Emotional Competence of Children:
A child or youth’s ability to interact positively with others, self-regulate their behavior and effectively communicate their feelings has a positive impact on their relationships with their family, other adults, and peers. Challenging behaviors or delayed development create extra stress for families, so early identification and assistance for both parents and children can head off negative results and keep development on track.
Welcome Baby provides valuable resources and support to families in the community who may be experiencing challenging behaviors and delayed development in their children. It is so important for children to receive the proper support so they can communicate effectively to others and to be able to feel confident in social situations.