I had at least five protective factors in my childhood, according to this common questionnaire.


1.  I believe that my mother loved me when I was little.
Probably not true

2.  I believe that my father loved me when I was little.
Probably not true

3.  When I was little, other people helped my mother and father take care of me and they seemed to love me.
Probably not true
4.   I’ve heard that when I was an infant someone in my family enjoyed playing with me, and I enjoyed it, too.
Probably not true

5.  When I was a child, there were relatives in my family who made me feel better if I was sad or worried.
Not True

6.   When I was a child, neighbors or my friends’ parents seemed to like me.
Definitely true

7.  When I was a child, teachers, coaches, youth leaders or ministers were there to help me.
Definitely true

8.  Someone in my family cared about how I was doing in school.
Probably true

9.  My family, neighbors and friends talked often about making our lives better.
Not True

10.  We had rules in our house and were expected to keep them.
Probably not true

11. When I felt really bad, I could almost always find someone I trusted to talk to.
Definitely Not True

12.  As a youth, people noticed that I was capable and could get things done.
Definitely true

13.  I was independent and a go-getter.
Not sure

14.  I believed that life is what you make it.
Definitely true

How many of these 14 protective factors did I have as a child and youth? (How many of the 14 were circled “Definitely True” or “Probably True”?) - 5;


Protective factors
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