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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  • 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…

  • Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition Symposium

    Renowned Dr. Paula Meier Speaks at Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition Symposium May 19.   Researcher, Professor, and Author Dr. Paula Meier Ph.D., RN, FAAN speaks on Breastfeeding the Premature Infant: Bridging… Read more…

  • KSBY promotes Kidz Toolbox for Personal Safety

    Every year Center for Family Strengthening instructs over 4,000 Preschool, Kindergarten, 2nd grade and Special Needs students in San Luis Obispo County with the Kidz Toolbox for Personal Safety program. Educating children… Read more…

How to Report Child Abuse & Negelct

If you suspect child abuse, MANDATED REPORTERS MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES.   Immediately call Child Welfare Services at:

 San Luis Obispo County:   805.781.KIDS (5437)

 Santa Barbara County:  800.367.0166     www.preventchildabusesb.org    

 Ventura County: 805.654.3200                   www.partnershipforsafefamilies.org 

 

  • If you are a reporting as Mandatory  Reporter, complete and file aSuspected Child Abuse Report Form #SS8572.
  • Retain a “readable” copy of the SCAR Report.
  • YOU are responsible for making this report. DO NOT ALLOW your supervisor/principal to make the report for you or assume because another co-worker has some of the same information that they will make the report.
  • Do not attempt to investigate, interview or interfere with the information you hold
  • Remember that you are to report SUSPECTED abuse – you are not required to have witnessed or have complete proof of the incident. You are obligated by law to report what you observe or what you are told that caused suspicion that a child is being physically, sexually, emotionally abused or being neglected. When in doubt, call CWS or law enforcement and get their input about the scope of your report.
 
 

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