Inventory of Family Protective Factors (IFPF)

1.    There have been more positive experiences than problems with the health status of our family in the past 3 months.
2.    There have been more positive experiences than problems with our family’s finances in the past 3 months.
3.    There have been more problems than positive experiences with our family’s friends in the past 3 months.
4.    Our family has had more positive experiences than problems with work/school in the past 3 months.
5.    Our family is optimistic and concentrates on the positives in most situations.
6.    Our family is creative‚ resourceful‚ and self-reliant.
7.    Most people think our family is friendly and others like to be around us.
8.    Our family is competent and has pride.
9.    Our family has a good relationship with at least one supportive person.
10.Our family has at least one caring person in our lives.
11.Our family can trust at least one person in our lives.
12.Our family has at least one person who is interested in our lives.
13.Our family has been able to resolve any (but not all) of our problems by ourselves.
14.Our family has control over many (but not all) events in our lives.
15.Our family has coped well with one or more major stressors in our lives.
16.Our family has been able to make “the best out of a bad situation” a number of times.
 
Fewer stressors‚ Adaptive appraisal‚ Social support‚ and Compensating experiences
 
 
Fewer stressors (0.43-0.53)‚ Adaptive appraisal (0.64- 0.84)‚ Social support (0.81- 0.92)‚ and Compensating experiences (0.68- 0.87)
 
Almost Always Like My Family‚ Generally Like My Family‚ Sometimes Like My Family‚ A Little Like My Family‚ Not At All Like My Family
 
This instrument can be found at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4309236/pdf/0104-1169-rlae-22-06-01001.pdf &  Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). Tools for strengths-based assessment and evaluation‚ New York‚ NY: Springer‚ pp. 423-425. (2013). Google Scholar
 

Gardner‚ D. L.‚ Huber‚ C. H.‚ Steiner‚ R.‚ Vazquez‚ L. A.‚ & Savage‚ T. A. (2008). The development and validation of the Inventory of Family Protective Factors: A brief assessment for family counseling. The Family Journal‚ 16(2)‚ 107–117.

Gardner et al. (2008). Inventory of Family Protective Factors. In: Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). Tools for strengths-based assessment and evaluation‚ New York‚ NY: Springer‚ pp. 423-425. (2013). Google Scholar

 

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