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.
  • Meet Yesenia, a Nurse Family Partnership success story

    Nurse Family Partnership provides first-time moms with support and mentoring Meet Yesenia, a very smart but also very shy girl who graduated from high school at age sixteen. Pregnant at… Read more…

  • The Success of Nurse-Family Partnership

    SLO County’s Amazing Hero-Nurses for First-Time Moms The Nurse-Family Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (NFP), is a tremendously successful maternal and childhood health programs for low-income first-time mothers. As a national… 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…

  • CFS Welcomes New Program Coordinator

    Gwendolyn Garcia has joined Center for Family Strengthening as Program Coordinator for CFS’ major programs: Parent Connection, Kidz Tool Box for personal safety, Promotores Collaborative, Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition and… Read more…

  • CFS moves to new location

    Center for Family Strengthening has moved its corporate headquarters to 3480 South Higuera, Suite 100, San Luis Obispo. Affiliate agency ALPHA Pregnancy and Parenting Support is also moving its corporate… Read more…

SoCal Learning Community Regional Convening

Building Community Engagement into Your Family Strengthening Collaboration

Services alone do not change communities. The next SoCal convening hosts leaders in the family strengthening field whose work exemplifies that community engagement improves service development, strengthens outcomes, and creates a culture of shared investment.

Presenters: A panel of community engagement specialists from Safe Long Beach will present. Safe Long Beach is a Citywide violence prevention plan adopted by Long Beach City Council which addresses a broad safety agenda aimed at reducing all forms of violence, including domestic abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, hate crimes, bullying, gang violence, and violent crime. The panel will include members of the Safe Long Beach coordination team and workgroups.

Why participate? Explore the impact of developing a culture of awareness, empowerment and knowledge sharing for institutions, communities, parents and youth. Strengthen partnerships within the Southern California region and learn community engagement strategies to implement in your work.

Date: Thursday December 7, 2017                 Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm

Ways to participate:

  • In person at the Center for Healthy Communities, The California Endowment, 1000 N. Alameda Street; Los Angeles CA 90012.
  • In person at the Atascadero Family Resource Center, 6500 Morro Rd. Suite A; Atascadero 93422.
  • In person at San Diego State University, School of Social Work, Social Policy Institute, 6505 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA 92120
  • Online and LIVE from your own computer.

Enrollment in this professional learning and networking opportunity is free. Space is limited. Please enroll early and let us know if can’t make it so we can offer your seat to someone on the waitlist!

Enrolling is an easy process: 

1) Visit

2) Complete a one-time, free registration by creating a username and password.

3) Enroll in the 12/7/17 SoCal Regional Convening.

Once you are registered in the Strategies 2.0 system please log in to enroll in future regional events, trainings and webinars.  


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