Every family faces different life challenges. Even when the family is experiencing a positive change, such as moving to a new town or a parent starting a new job – life can be more stressful. When life gets difficult, families can draw on their protective factors, or strengths. Building on these strengths is a proven way to keep the family strong and enhance children’s well-being. This Tip Sheet describes six key protective factors and some simple ways you can build these factors in your family.