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.
  • Benefit Gala for the Central Coast Link

    The Central Coast LINK Honors its Past—Celebrates its Future at Benefit Gala, “El Día de Los Muertos,”  At Beautiful Pear Valley Vineyard in Paso Robles on November 6, 2016, 5:30… Read more… 

  • 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… 

  • PG&E Power Plant Awarded

    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… 

Child Abuse Prevention Academy


 Thank you Joan Sargen and Community Counseling Center for your support of the 2015 Child Abuse Prevention Academy





2014  Child Abuse Prevention Academy Hand-Outs 

Click the links below to download the Power Point Hand-Outs

San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services 2014 Presentation:  CWS2014

California Child Abuse Reporting Law Presentation:   CAPSLO Mandated Reporter – 2014

 Nisha Abdul  Cader M.D.   Power Point  Presentation CAA Medical Aspects of Child Abuse 14.04





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