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…

Resources

 
Adverse childhood experiences are the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today.” ~ Dr. Robert Block, former President of the American Academy of Pediatrics

 

ACEs Connection

Join the movement to prevent ACEs, heal trauma and build resilience by subscribing to ACEsConnection. This community-in-practice social network is our trusted resource for staying current with news, research, and events, and connecting with people using trauma-informed/resilience-building practices. 
 

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris TED Talk

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on. Watch her TED talk here,

 

Resources from the California Center of Excellence for Trauma-Informed Care

How Trauma Can Impact Four Types of Memory

Trauma can have a profound impact on a person’s memory and traumatic memory can affect not only the brain, but also the body and nervous system as well.

 10 Key Ingredients for Trauma-Informed Care Info-Graph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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