Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support Certification Training

Workshop Date(s): 
06/15/2022 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
06/16/2022 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Zoom Training
CEU Hours Qualifies for: 
0 hours (CEU hours qualifies for annual CE requirements)
IFECMH Total: 
0 hours
No seat limit.
Course Description: 

NFSN 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 from the National Family Support Network are designed to be used by all Family Strengthening and Support stakeholders – public departments, foundations, community-based organizations, and families – as a tool for planning, providing, and assessing quality services. The vision is that their implementation

will help ensure that families are supported and strengthened through 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 Certification Training details how the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support can enhance work with families through focus on 5 areas of practice: Family Centeredness, Family Strengthening, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Community Strengthening, and Evaluation. Whether you are program staff setting up a new program or strengthening an existing one, or a funder developing or monitoring programs, the Standards provide a blueprint for implementing best practice. In follow-up surveys at 3 months and 9 months after the Certification Training, more than 91% of respondents indicated that the Standards enhanced their Program’s work with families.

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. 

Please note: The training will begin promptly each day – latecomers will not be admitted.  You must attend all portions of both days of training.


Additional Information: 

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Important registration information: 

Due to limited capacity, registration is only open to California teams. 
If your registration is approved, you will receive a Zoom invitation for the training. 
This training will not be recorded.

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