Strong and Stable Families

Strong and Stable Families


Strong and Stable Families is a survey research project that aims to identify protective factors that reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect in Wisconsin households. Data will be collected from approximately 2,500 parents with children under the age of 18, including 1,500 who will be randomly selected from the general population. Another 1,000 adults will be recruited from 15 Family Resource Centers (FRC), which are universal, primary prevention programs that help parents and caregivers access an array of services and community resources. In addition to protective factors, the survey will gather data on social determinants, adverse and positive life experiences, health and well-being, and family demographics. Baseline data collected during phase 1 of the project may contribute to a longitudinal assessment of benefits associated with FRC participation.


Joshua Mersky
Allison Amphlett
Meghan Majors
ChienTi Plummer Lee
Colleen Janczewski


Wisconsin Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Board


Wisconsin Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Board

Strengthening Families Together Association

Family Resource Center Partners

Black River Falls Family Resource Center
Burnett County Family Resource Center
Family & Childcare Resources N.E.W., Brown County
Family Resource Center Inc, Eau Claire County
Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley
Northwest Connection Family Resources, Sawyer County
The Parenting Network, Milwaukee
The Parenting Place, La Crosse County
4C Family Center of Washington County
Indian Community School FRC, Franklin
Prevention Services Network, Kenosha
Rhinelander Family Resource Center
River Source Family Center, Chippewa County
Rock County Family Resource Center
Watertown Family Resource Center

All Child & Family Well-Being