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Spotlights & Virtual Table Talks 


Explore multiple innovative programs and resources in the Family Support and Strengthening field through a panel of brief overview presentations and then choose two per session for deeper dives. 

Virtual Table Talks

A Virtual Table Talk is an opportunity to network with others who are interested in a particular topic and peer share about your current work, resources, and partnership opportunities in relation to it. Please note that Table Talks are facilitated discussions, not presentations or workshops. 

Spotlight Session 1

Thursday, October 20, 1:30-2:45pm ET

  • Dad Central will provide information on the Super Dads Super Kids Program, the My Dad Matters Training for Organizations and Staff, and The Dad Central Show podcast.

Virtual Table Talks -  Round 1

Thursday, October 20, 2:45-3:15pm ET

  • Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Engaging Fathers/Males

  • Funder Huddle - by invitation

  • Implementing the Standards of Quality - Program Level

  • Implementing the Strengthening Families Approach - Program Level

  • Moving Beyond ACEs: Implementing Strengths-Based Prevention with Families

  • Parent Leader Networking - for Parent Leaders

  • Supporting Families in the Perinatal Phase

  • Supporting LGBTQ Families

  • Supporting Refugee Families

Spotlight Session 2

Thursday, October 20, 3:45-5:00pm ET

  • Alia will share information about Dear Leaders: A resource of starting points for leaders in child welfare to bring family voice and power to the system and Bright Spots: An online source of child welfare practices reviewed by impacted parents.

  • Be Strong Families will highlight the Newly Revised Parent Café in a Box the All-inclusive Edition, the Be Strong Families Institute: Highly Sensitive People Training, and Questionable: The Family Game.

  • Bethany will present on the Say YES to FAMILY Initiative - (Family Always Matters In the Lives of Youth), the importance of elevating family and youth voice, partnering with other organizations to support kinship caregivers and implement shared parenting strategies, and setting standards around co-creation for families through parent advisory committees and parent cafes.

  • Prevent Child Abuse America will share its work with Healthy Families America home visiting sites, developing innovative research, and raising public awareness for family friendly policies at the national, state, and local levels.

  • VerticalChange will provide information on flexible technology that enables social service organizations and public departments to streamline program management, customize data collection, record assessments, and generate powerful reports on outputs and outcomes. 

Virtual Table Talks - Round 2 

Thursday, October 20, 5:00-5:30 pm ET

  • Addressing Compassion Fatigue

  • Culturally Responsive Strategies for Addressing Traumatic Stress

  • Developing New Family Resource Centers

  • Implementing the Standards of Quality - Systems Level

  • Implementing the Strengthening Families Approach - Systems Level

  • Parent Leader Networking - for Parent Leaders

  • Providing Multi-Generational Programming

  • Supporting Families in Rural Regions

  • Supporting Parent Leadership Development - for Programs


  • Working with Families Who are Using Substances

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