Standards in Action: KY & CO Program-Level Implementation

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Standards in Action: KY & CO Program-Level Implementation

Two Family Resource Centers will present on their effective program-level implementation of the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality

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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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How does these programs effectively use the Standards to guide continuous quality improvement?

What have been the challenges, successes, and lessons learned from Standards implementation?

This webinar will highlight how the Hilltop Family Resource Center (CO) and Bowling Green Family Resource/Youth Services Center (KY) utilizes the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support to guide continuous quality improvement and achieve positive results for families. Presenters will share how they effectively utilize the Standards and the implementation tools, their lessons learned, and the impact that they have seen in their programs in Kentucky and Colorado.


If you are not familiar with the Standards, you are encouraged first to watch the recording and access the materials from the January 11, 2023 Overview of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support, which can be accessed here.

Developed by Family Strengthening and Support organizations and networks, funders, and parent leaders in the U.S. and Canada, the Standards are based on the Principles of Family Support Practice and the Strengthening Families Framework and its research-based evidence-informed 5 Protective Factors. They have created a common language across different kinds of Family Strengthening and Family Support programs such as Family Resource Centers, home visiting programs, and child development programs. They are used as a tool for planning, providing, and assessing quality practice by public departments, foundations, networks, community-based organizations, and families.

The Standards address 5 critical areas of practice for any Program or individual working with families - Family Centeredness, Family Strengthening, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Community Strengthening, and Evaluation. There are 15 Standards, each with Foundational and High-Quality Indicators and implementation examples. The Standards and all their implementation tools are available for free download here.

Please note that this webinar is separate from the Standards Certification Training that more than 14,000 people have successfully completed across the U.S. and Canada. Please see the Certification Training page on the NFSN website for upcoming offerings provided both by the NFSN and its Member Networks.


  • Sue Conry, Director, Hilltop Family Resource Center, Colorado
  • Dana Beasly-Brown, Coordinator, Bowling Green Family Resource/Youth Services Center, Kentucky


  • Julie Matusick, Senior Manager – Standards Training & Implementation, National Family Support Network

Recommended Participants

National, state/provincial, and local policymakers, public departments, Children's Trust Fund staff, private funders, Family Support and Strengthening Network leaders and representatives, Family Support and Strengthening Program management staff.

Webinars Wednesdays

The National Family Support Network’s free Webinar Wednesdays series raises awareness of Family Resource Centers, Family Resource Center Networks, and the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support.