Achieving Impact through Evaluation and Data for Family Strengthening Programs
The Strategies 2.0 Southern California Learning Community is pleased to announce the theme for the 2018-2019 year, titled Achieving Impact through Evaluation and Data for Family Strengthening Programs. Over the next year the SoCal Learning Community will bring together stakeholders in the family strengthening field to learn how to utilize data to improve family strengthening initiatives and increase community engagement. The schedule of convenings is as follows:
Friday November 30, 2018
Know Your Audience: Local Civic Leaders/Policy Makers and Community/Agency Partners
Participate in person in Atascadero, Los Angeles, Lancaster or San Diego or LIVE online from your computer.
Friday March 8, 2019
Know Your Audience: Staff and Volunteers
Participate in person in Atascadero, Whittier, Lancaster or San Diego or LIVE online from your computer.
Friday May 17, 2019
Know Your Audience: Program Participants, Clients and Community Members
*Save the Date
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.
- Interactive convenings across the region
- Consultation services
Learn more about services and enroll for convenings, trainings and webinars HERE!
2017-18 regional convening topics:
June 21, 2018. A Collaborative Model for Success: Magnolia Community Initiative
Topic Specialist: The SoCal Learning Community is pleased to showcase the Magnolia Community Initiative (MCI). This impressive, high functioning collaborative covers a 5-square mile/500 blockcatchment area that includes 35,000 youth and children in Los Angeles. With over 70 partners of residents, public and private organizations, MCI is transforming an entire community, with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes for an entire community of vulnerable, low income children.
May 23, 2018. Engaging Emerging Leaders in Your Family Strengthening Collaboration. Family Strengthening Organizations and Collaboratives need strong, skilled, confident leaders to sustain and grow the field.
Topic Specialist: etsuko kubo. etsuko is the Program Director for On the Verge, the flagship program of On The Move and brings over 18 years of education and nonprofit experience to the organization. On The Verge supports emerging leaders in building knowledge, clarity and strength at the personal, interpersonal and professional levels. etsuko is currently the primary coach for numerous On The Verge cohorts of leaders from the fields of education, youth empowerment and development, social services, family strengthening, and neighborhood development.
Thursday December 7, 2017. Building Community Engagement into Your Family Strengthening Collaboration.
Topic Specialists: Community engagement specialists from Safe Long Beach – a Citywide violence prevention plan adopted by Long Beach City Council which addresses a broad safety agenda aimed at reducing all forms of violence, including domestic abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, hate crimes, bullying, gang violence, and violent crime. Safe Long Beach Report Card.
Tuesday September 26, 2017. Engaging Uncommon Partners Towards a Common Purpose: how multi-disciplinary collaboration can champion child and family wellbeing.
Topic Specialist: Anne Light M.D., Medical Director for Orange County Social Services Agency and founding partner of the WE CAN Coalition, a county-wide collaboration to collectively address the intersecting needs of children, families and communities touched by abuse. WE CAN Overview. WE CAN Summary.