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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  • Meet Yesenia, a Nurse Family Partnership success story

    Nurse Family Partnership provides first-time moms with support and mentoring Meet Yesenia, a very smart but also very shy girl who graduated from high school at age sixteen. Pregnant at… 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…

  • 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…

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 enroll for convenings, trainings and webinars here.

2017-18 regional convening dates:

Thursday December 7, 2017. 9:30am – 2:30pm. Los Angeles.
Join us December 7th to learn about Building Community Engagement into Your Family Strengthening Collaboration. Explore the impact of developing a culture of awareness, empowerment and knowledge sharing for the institutions, communities, parents and youth. Strengthen partnerships within the Southern California region and learn community engagement strategies to implement in your work.

Presenters: A panel of community engagement specialists from Safe Long Beach will present. Safe Long Beach is 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. The panel will include members of the Safe Long Beach coordination team and workgroups. 

Enrollment in this professional learning and networking opportunity is free. Space is limited. Please enroll early and let us know if can’t make it so we can offer your seat to someone on the waitlist!
Details and enrollment are at http://strategiesca.org/services/learning-communities/!

March 2018. Date and location TBD.

May 2018. Date and location TBD.

 

 

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23 February 2018

07 April 2018

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