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.

Helping families thrive.
  • 2019 Children’s Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony

    Please join us for the 1st Annual Children's Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony in San Luis Obispo County. The Department of Social Services in collaboration with the California Office of Child… Read more…

  • 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Academy

    Please join Center for Family Strengthening and Cuesta College Early Childhood Education for the Annual Child Abuse Prevention Academy. We gather every April in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month to… Read more…

  • Give Children Affected by Trauma a Chance to Thrive

    Martha's Place Gives Children who Suffer from Prenatal Substance Exposure and Early Childhood Trauma a Chance to Thrive and to Reach their Full Potential. A research study known as the… Read more…

  • Promotores Collaborative Program Successes!

        The County of San Luis Obispo Preventive Health Grant sponsors the professional coordination services required for a high functioning Promotores Collaborative. Center for Family Strengthening (CFS) provides leadership development and… Read more…

  • CFS Promotes Staff Member

    Center for Family Strengthening promotes Erica Ruvalcaba-Heredia to Director of Promotores Collaborative. “We are thrilled with Erica’s accomplishments in driving the growth and success of Promotores Collaborative,” said Lisa Fraser,… Read more…

Autumn 2018 Professional Trainings

Achieving Impact through Evaluation and Data for Family Strengthening Programs

The Strategies 2.0 Southern California Learning Community is pleased to announce the theme for the 2018-2019 year, titled Achieving Impact through Evaluation and Data for Family Strengthening Programs. Over the next year the SoCal Learning Community will bring together stakeholders in the family strengthening field to learn how to utilize data to improve family strengthening initiatives and increase community engagement. The schedule of convenings is as follows:

Friday September 14, 2018
Know Your Audience: Foundations, Contractors & Board of Directors
Participate in person in Atascadero, Oxnard, Lancaster or San Diego or LIVE online from your computer. 

Friday November 30, 2018
Know Your Audience: Local Civic Leaders/Policy Makers, Community/Agency Partners and Agency Administrators
*Save the Date

Friday March 8, 2019
Know Your Audience: Staff and Volunteers 
*Save the Date

Friday May 17, 2019
Know Your Audience: Program Participants, Clients and Community Members
*Save the Date

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