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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  • 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 and The LINK: Working Together To Do More for the Community

    Center for Family Strengthening (CFS) and The LINK Family Resource Center now work closely together to provide enhanced community services and resources to improve life for overburdened families. This collaboration creates an integrated… 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…

Child Abuse Prevention Academy

Every year in partnership with Cuesta Community College, Center for Family Strengthening holds a Child Abuse Prevention Academy for students, professionals, and community members.

Historically participants have:

  • Learned how to report incidents of suspected child abuse,
  • Understand what occurs after a report,
  • Gained knowledge about the Child Welfare Services system and resources for families in the community.

Learning objectives have expanded to include:

  • An understanding of trauma and resilience
  • Expanded awareness of SLO County community-based resources
  • Knowledge of family strengthening approaches and practices

For information about the next Annual Child Abuse Prevention Academy or to schedule a presentation or training for your site, please contact us at 805-543-6216 or support@cfsslo.org.

2014  Child Abuse Prevention Academy Hand-Outs 
Nisha Abdul Cader M.D. Power Point Presentation CAA Medical Aspects of Child Abuse 14.04

 

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