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…

Professional Trainings

Spring 2018 Professional Trainings

2018 Child Abuse Prevention Academy

Featuring the Groundbreaking Documentary “Resilience

With a reflective discussion facilitated by 
Katie Cohen, Psy.D., Supervisor, Martha’s Place Children’s Assessment & Treatment Center.

Resilience reveals, TOXIC STRESS can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time and early death. 

You will have the opportunity to: 

  • Increase your knowledge of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study and its impact on early childhood development 
  • Improve your understanding on how the presence of a stable, caring adult is one of the keys to building resiliency
  • Learn about Martha’s Place Children’s Assessment & Treatment Center in SLO County and how it supports children with ACEs and their families
  • And more

Date: Friday April 20, 2018
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo Campus

Cuesta & Cal Poly Students & Faculty are FREE. 
Community Registration Fee: $20. Morning refreshments will be provided. 

Learn more & register here!

17 May 2018

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