PRE-CONFERENCE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
These free webinars will provide key contextual information to support participants to be well-prepared to fully 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 from October 7, 2022 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. Recording Link
Uncovering America's Best Kept Secret: Family Resource Centers and Family Support & Strengthening Networks
This recorded webinar from October 12, 2022 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 36 states and the District of Columbia that support more than 2 million people annually. Webinar Link • Materials Link
Supporting Families through Best Practice: An Overview of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support
This recorded webinar from October 5, 2022 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. Webinar Link • Materials Link
October 18, 2022, 10:00am-4:30pm ET
Supporting Families in Loving and Affirming their LGBTQIA+ Children
Be Strong Families is offering special discount for conference participants for a workshop and Parent Café on using the Strengthening Families Protective Factors to support children and families navigating this complex terrain. The workshop will use real-life examples and lessons learned around the U.S. to engage participants in a meaningful discussion on the need to support families through their journey toward affirming their gender expansive and LGBTQIA+ children. The Parent Café will provide a sneak-peak and opportunity to test drive a new deck of conversation questions, “Home is Where the Heart Is: Conversations to Keep LGBTQIA+ Youth in the Family.” Learn more and register here.