PRE-CONFERENCE ORIENTATION OPPORTUNITIES
These recorded webinars provide key contextual information to help you be well-prepared to engage in the conference.
Strengthening Families Overview Webinar
The Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework and Approach from the Center for the Study of Social Policy is widely used in the U.S. in the fields of family support, early care and education, and child welfare. This flexible approach can be applied in any context serving young children and their families. This recorded webinar introduces the four big ideas behind Strengthening Families, the five protective factors that all families need to thrive, and what it means to implement Strengthening Families in a program, agency, community, or state. Access here.
Uncovering America's Best Kept Secret: Family Resource Centers and Family Support & Strengthening Network
This recorded webinar from August 5, 2020 sheds light on the often under the radar work and impact of the more than 3,000 Family Resource Centers organized into Family Support and Strengthening Networks in 29 states and the District of Columbia that support more than 2 million people annually. Access here.
Supporting Families through Best Practice: An Overview of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support
This recorded webinar from September 9, 2020 provides an overview of the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support. These Standards have created a common language across different kinds of Family Strengthening and Family Support programs and are used as a tool for planning, providing, and assessing quality practice. Access here.