The »Strengthening Families« initiative is intended for preschool children and their parents. The main objective of the initiative is to strengthen protective factors of families. The initiative includes education and training of teachers, educators and other professionals in kindergartens. The aim of the initiative is to make the kindergarten a place where children and their parents can find additional or new sources of personal strength. The initiative promotes five protective factors: parents’ resiliency, social networks, knowledge of parenting and child development, aid and support in times of need and the child’s social and emotional competences. Strengthening protective factors of a family helps reduce the risk of violence and child abuse.