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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  • Parent Connection Symposium

    Noted Child and Family Therapist, Ron Huxley, LMFT Speaks at Parent Connection Symposium on September 22, 2017. Understanding Generational Patterns of Parenting Ron Huxley, noted child and family therapist, speaker… 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…

  • 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…

Learning Community

Strategies 2.0 Regional Learning Community

CFS Executive Director, Lisa Fraser, is the designated Strategies 2.0 Learning Community Facilitator for the Southern California (SoCal) region. 

Strategies 2.0 is a collaborative partnership that supports the professionalization of California’s family strengthening field. Learn more at http://strategiesca.org

Throughout the year the learning community convenes to build the capacity of the regional participants to lead the development of strong, healthy, connected communities in order to support families and prevent child abuse and neglect.

A learning community is 
an innovative approach
to peer learning
for the family strengthening field. 

The learning community is designed to connect members and allies of the child abuse prevention field, and facilitate a more collaborative and consistent prevention dialogue throughout the state.

The 9 counties in the SoCal region include:
San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Imperial. Collectively the SoCal region serves over 5 million children and their families. 
 
As an experienced leader in the field of strengthening families CFS brings together a cohesive, diverse learning community of highly valued constituents, strengthened by cross sector engagement, to create impactful local and regional strategies for the family-strengthening field.
 
Community stakeholders, constituents, partners and leaders can participate in the learning community through:
  • Interactive convenings across the region
  • Trainings
  • Webinars 
  • Consultation services

Learn more about services and register for trainings and webinars here.

2017-18 regional convening dates:

Tuesday September 26, 2017. 9:30am – 12pm. Santa Ana and Atascadero. Engaging Uncommon Partners Towards a Common Purpose: how multi-disciplinary collaboration can champion family wellbeing. 
RSVP here!

Thursday December 7, 2017. 9:30am – 12pm. Los Angeles.

March 2018. Date and location TBD.

May 2018. Date and location TBD.

 

 

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