Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support Certification Training

Workshop Date(s): 
12/13/2021 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
12/14/2021 - 7:45am to 12:00pm
Zoom Training
CEU Hours Qualifies for: 
0 hours (CEU hours qualifies for annual CE requirements)
IFECMH Total: 
0 hours
No seat limit.
Course Description: 

Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support Certification Training

How can we work with families most effectively? What does it mean to be a quality Family Strengthening and Support Program? How can managers, direct service staff, and families work together to develop and sustain quality programs?

The nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support are used by public departments, foundations, networks, community-based organizations, and parents used as a tool for planning, providing, and assessing quality practice. 

Based on the Principles of Family Support Practice and the Strengthening Families Framework and its research-based evidence-informed 5 Protective Factors, they have created a common language across different kinds of Family Strengthening and Family Support programs such as Family Resource Centers, home visiting programs, and child development programs. 

This virtual, 1.5-day certification training details how the Standards can enhance work with families.  Whether you are setting up a new program or strengthening an existing one, the Standards provide a blueprint for implementing best practice. 

Participants from Programs are highly encouraged to come as teams with Executive Directors, Managers, Coordinators, and Direct Service Staff, as each has a key role to play in implementing the Standards effectively.  Participants who complete the full training and pass the open-book quiz will receive a certificate from the National Family Support Network that is valid for two years. 

The training will begin promptly at 8:30 AM on December 13- latecomers will not be admitted.  You must attend both days of training.

Important registration information!

Due to limited capacity, registration is only open to California teams. 
Registration will close on November 18  in order to allow time to ship training materials to registered participants
This training will not be recorded; if you are not able to attend both days and/or training registration is full, please contact CalTrin to be placed on the waitlist

To prepare for the training:

Read the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support Overview (2 pages)
Review the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support (2021 Version) (48 pages; this link will re-direct you to the National Family Support Network website to register to download a Free copy of the Standards)

Additional Information: 

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You will receive the pre-work password in your registration confirmation. Please email for additional assistance.


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