2015 National Summit on the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support
Monday, October 19, 2015 at 12:00 PM - Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 3:30 PM (PDT)
Please note: Registration closes October 14 at 5pm PST
Please join us for this unique opportunity to gather with colleagues from across the country to focus on quality practice with families through the implementation of the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support, the first and only standards to integrate and operationalize the Principles of Family Support Practice with the Strengthening Families Approach and its research-based evidence-informed 5 Protective Factors.
The event is co-hosted by the National Network of Family Support and Strengthening Networks, the California Network of Family Strengthening Networks, and the San Francisco Family Support Network.
We will come together to:
(a) focus attention at the national, state, and city levels on the value of the Standards and quality practice with families
(b) provide unique opportunities for peer sharing on effective Standards implementation at the various levels of responsibility – funders, network leaders, programs
(c) provide opportunities for those with shared interests to learn about each other’s work and network
(d) energize and motivate all stakeholders to continue this groundbreaking work.
We are grateful for our many co-sponsors including:
- National: National Alliance of Children's Trust & Prevention Funds, FRIENDS National Center, the Center for the Study of Social Policy, Prevent Child Abuse America, Generations United, Hemera Foundation
- California: California Alliance of Child and Family Services, California Department of Education, California Family Resource Association, California Office of Child Abuse Prevention, Children Now, FaCT of Orange County, First 5 California, First 5 Association of California, First 5 Butte, First 5 Humboldt, First 5 Los Angeles, First 5 San Benito, First 5 Santa Barbara, First 5 Santa Clara, First 5 Siskiyou, San Diego County Office of Education, Strategies, United Way of the Bay Area, United Way of San Diego County
- San Francisco: City College of San Francisco Chinatown/North Beach Center and Child Development and Family Studies Department, First 5 San Francisco, San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco Human Services Agency
Who Should Participate:
Policy makers, public departments, private funders, Network leaders, Family Support and Strengthening program directors, managers, and direct service staff
Not Familiar with the Standards?
The Standards are designed to be used by all stakeholders–public departments, foundations, community-based organizations, and parents–across different kinds of Family Strengthening and Family Support programs such as Family Resource Centers, home visiting programs, and child development programs - as a tool for planning, providing, and assessing quality practice. Click here to learn about and download the Standards and all related implementation information and tools for FREE. We highly encourage you to view the 1-hour recorded Standards overview webinar along with the accompanying PowerPoint presentation archived on the FRIENDS National Center website here.
Monday, October 19 - Day 1
10:00am-11:45am - Chinatown Family Resource Centers Tour (optional). Please click here to learn more about and register separately for the fascinating tour of two FRCs serving immigrant families in innovative ways, which has limited space and an additional registration fee.
12:00-1:15pm - Check-in & Networking Lunch at Oolong Noodles (included)
1:30-2:45pm - Opening Plenary
- Welcome, Introduction, and Overview
- Where We've Come from: Interactive Timeline and context
- Where We're Going: Future plans and opportunities
- Release of New Guide to Navigating the Program Self-Assessment Tools of the Standards, Center for the Study of Social Policy - Strengthening Families, and FRIENDS - for both programs and funders - presented by FRIENDS
3:00-4:30pm - Breakout Sessions
- Standards Overview Presentation - designed for those not familiar with the Standards or those who would like a refresher
- Building Network Capacity through the Standards - San Diego Family Strengthening Network and the San Diego Military Families Collaborative
- Implementing the Standards at the Program Level: Family Resource Center and Home Visting Program - Aspiranet
- Exploring the Crosswalk of the Standards with Trauma-Informed Care - San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Diego Family Strengthening Network, and Utah Strengthening Families Leadership Team
4:45-6:00pm - Optional Activities
- No-host Happy Hour at Vesuvio, historic Beat Generation hangout in North Beach
- Chinatown Eats Walking Tour
Tuesday, October 20 - Day 2
8:30-9:30am - Check-in and Chinese dim sum breakfast (included)
9:30am-12pm - Plenary
- Welcome, Day 1 Recap, Day 2 Overview
- Special Recognition of Standards Development Contributors
- Video: Strengthening Protective Factors and Enhancing Program Quality - First 5 Santa Clara
- How Have Standards Moved the Needle?
- Funder – Kendra Dunn, Child Maltreatment Prevention Director, Colorado (this is the state Children's Trust Fund)
- Network – Jannelle Radoccia, Maricopa Family Support Alliance
- Network - Christina Huff, Humboldt Network of Family Resource Centers
- Program – Claudia Quinonez, Children’s Council of San Francisco
- Moderator: Andrew Russo, Co-Chair, National Network of Family Strengthening Networks
12:00-1:30pm - Lunch on your own
1:30-3:00pm - Breakout Sessions
- Lessons Learned from Program Self-Assessment on the Standards - First 5 San Francisco, Glide, and Good Samaritan Family Resource Center
- Standards Implementation and Data Trends across Rural and Urban Settings - Family Resource Center Association (Colorado)
- Program Peer Sharing - Facilitated Discussion on Implementing the Standards
- Standards Trainers Peer Sharing Session
3:00-3:30pm - Closing Plenary & Raffle
Continuing Education Units:
Continuing education credits will be provided for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs by the San Francisco Family Support Network. To obtain CEUs, the fee is $25 in addition to the ticket price. After you have registered for the Summit, please pay the fee separately by credit card through the Add On event registration page here.
The Summit will take place at the Chinatown/North Beach Campus of City College of San Francisco (please do not use the Kearny Street entrance.) The venue is immediately adjacent to both the Chinatown and the North Beach "Little Italy" neighborhoods with their many colorful stores and restaurants.
The venue is easily accessible by BART (www.bart.gov) from either the San Francisco (SFO) or Oakland (OAK) airports. To search for airfares, please see the following search engines. They cover all airlines except Southwest flights, which must be searched separately at www.southwest.com
Transportation Information: The venue is an 11-min walk from the Montgomery BART/MUNI station. Please see the directions here: directions
Hotel Information: A limited number of special reduced rate rooms are available at the following hotel:
Hotel Carlton Superior Queen, King, and Double rooms at $239/night plus tax (16.445%). You can take advantage of this special rate before 5 PM PST on Friday, October 9, 2015, by contacting Camisha at (415) 292-1182 or firstname.lastname@example.org and mentioning that you are part of the San Francisco Family Support Network room block. This rate is not available online.
Parking Information: A discounted all-day parking rate of $15 per day is available at the Hilton Hotel parking garage directly across from the venue on Washington Street. To use this discount you must pre-pay to purchase a 1-Day parking voucher for each day through the Add On event registration page here.
By Credit Card: Through Eventbrite
By Check: If you would like to pay by check, please click here to download the registration form. If you have any questions, contact Ricardo at (415) 437-4820 or email@example.com
1. If you cancel by October 13, you will be refunded your registration fee less a $15 cancellation fee.
2. If you cancel after October 13, no refund will be given.
Please contact Liz Cheng at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 455-4572
When & Where
California Network of Family Strengthening Networks
Founded in 2009, the California Network of Family Strengthening Networks (CNFSN) is a membership-based organization comprising various county, regional, and statewide networks that focus on strengthening and supporting families. Each of these networks consists of two or more Family Resource Centers or Family Strengthening organizations.
The CNFSN is currently comprised of and leverages the collective impact of nearly 30 networks across the state that represent more than 1,000 programs supporting California families to succeed and thrive.
The mission of the CNFSN is to connect family strengthening networks across California to promote quality practice, peer learning, and mutual support.
The vision of the CNFSN is that Family Strengthening Networks are part of a strong, cohesive mutual support network that promotes positive outcomes for families, communities, and networks.
For more info, please see www.cnfsn.org