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2017 Strengthening Families WV Learning Opportunities

Families gain what they need to be successful when five key protective factors are robust in their lives and communities. The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) introduced the Strengthening Families Initiative and Protective Factors Framework™ in 2003 as a research-informed, strengths-based initiative for promoting optimal child development and reducing the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.

Free Online Training Courses

The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds is pleased to make available a series of online training courses to support implementation of the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework in multiple settings.

Click here access the Alliance’s Online Training Courses.

In Person Training in West Virginia

This in-person adaptation of the Alliance’s popular on-line training on the Protective Factors Framework includes the primary content from the online training with new interactive activities added to benefit from adult learning styles in group settings.

West Virginia now has several nationally-certified trainers who can work with groups  across the state to present the National Alliance training “Bringing the Protective Factors to Life in Your Work.”

Strengthening Families West Virginia has also developed a workshop which has been approved for STARS, Social Work and Nursing continuing education hours. It is called “Strong Roots & Good Soil: Your Work with Children, Parents and Protective Factors.”

For more information about In Person Strengthening Families/Protective Factors Framework learning opportunities, email

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