Center for Family Strengthening is dedicated to strengthening families through education and advocacy. The center partners with family support organizations in San Luis Obispo County to provide resources to families in need, protect children from abuse and neglect, and ensure that strong families are a community priority.

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  • CFS Receives 2 Major Grants

    Center for Family Strengthening Receives 2 Major Grants from the State Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) to improve Child Abuse Prevention Outcomes CFS is one of Six grantees in… Read more… 

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    PG&E Diablo Canyon Power Plant Receives Award from California Breastfeeding Coalition (CBC).   CBC Recognizes Diablo Canyon for Exemplary Breastfeeding Policies and Accommodating Lactating Employees with Private Lactation Rooms.The California Breastfeeding… Read more… 

  • CFS Receives $8,000 Grant

    Center for Family Strengthening Receives $8,000 Grant From The Community Foundation SLO County.This grant will help support the Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition.Center for Family Strengthening has received a $8,000 grant… Read more… 

  • CFS honors ‘silent hero’

    Sharon Baldridge has been volunteering for more than 40 yearsSharon Baldridge–Depressed and anxious about her divorce and the prospect of raising her young girls on her own, Sharon Baldridge heeded… Read more… 

California Family Support Standards

Upload this vital resource manual designed to guide Family Resource Center operations and organizational culture by clicking this link:  Standards of Quality_February 5, 2014

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF FAMILIES      

Families represent the foundation of, and the most fundamental unit within, a society.  Thriving communities are comprised of healthy and strong families.  There are many diverse kinds of families, and therefore many definitions of “family.”  People, who are significant to one another, whether related by blood, legal bonds or bonds of friendship and community, may identify as a family.  Ultimately, “family” is self-defined. 

The focus of the California Standards for Family Strengthening and Support is on families that have the responsibility for raising children.  These families consist of at least one adult and one child who are related biologically, emotionally, or legally.  Families may consist of one parent, two parents, grandparents, foster parents, legal guardians, or form a need for mutual support.  The Standards may also be applicable for working with individuals and family members across the lifespan.  As the primary responsibility for the development and well-being of children lies within the family, we believe that all segments of society must support families as they raise their children.  These Standards are offered as one way to ensure that families are supported.

 

 

 
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