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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.
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 take-home resources and interactive activities added to benefit from adult learning styles in group settings.
West Virginia has a team of nationally-certified trainers who present the National Alliance training “Bringing the Protective Factors to Life in Your Work.” Two sessions will be offered in 2019:
- Thursday, August 15 from 9:30 to 4:00 – Parental Resilience & Social Connections – Click here for more information or to register
- Thursday, September 26 from 9:30 to 4:00 – Social-Emotional Competence & Concrete Supports – Click here for more information or to register
Strengthening Families West Virginia has also developed a workshop which has been approved for early care and education continuing education hours through WV-STARS. Designed to meet mandated training requirements for in-home family educators, “Strong Roots & Good Soil: Your Work with Children, Parents and Protective Factors” provides a good orientation for child care providers and other family support professionals on workers skills to build Protective Factors. One all-day session will take place on October 29, 2019. Click here for more information or to register.