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Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support Certification Train...

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How can we work with families most effectively?

What does it mean to be a quality Family Strengthening and Support program?

How can managers, direct service staff, and families work together to develop and sustain quality programs?

This full-day certification training on the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support details how the Principles of Family Support Practice and the Strengthening Families Approach, with its research-based, evidence-informed 5 Protective Factors, can be applied together to enhance work with families. Whether you are setting up a new program or strengthening an existing one, the Standards provide a blueprint for implementing best practice.

Participants who complete the full session will receive a certificate from the National Family Support Network, valid for two years. Continental breakfast, lunch, and materials are included.

Please note: Check-in and continental breakfast with coffee will begin at 8:00 AM. The training will begin promptly at 8:30 AM, and doors will close at that time. Please plan accordingly, as latecomers and those who leave early will not receive certificates.

Who should come?

  • Management and direct service staff in the Family Support and Strengthening field. Teams of Executive Directors, Managers, Coordinators, and Direct Service staff are highly encouraged, because each has a key role to play in implementing the Standards effectively.
  • Funders, program officers, and contract managers in the Family Support and Strengthening field.

Topics Covered:

  • Principles of Family Support Practice
  • Strengthening Families Approach and its 5 Protective Factors
  • Family Centeredness -- How can we develop and implement a program that is centered on the needs of families?
  • Family Strengthening -- How can we help families to build upon their strengths for achieving success?
  • Embracing Diversity -- How can staff and families embrace the many facets of diversity?
  • Community Building -- How can programs and families build strong communities?
  • Evaluation -- How do we know how well our programs are serving families?


  • Samantha Florey, Director of Training, National Family Support Network
  • Julie Matusick, Membership & Administration Manager, National Family Support Network

Payment Methods:

  • Credit Card: Through Eventbrite
  • Check: If you are a NFSN Member, government, or foundation representative and would like to pay by check, please contact Katherine Anderson at katherine@nationalfamilysupportnetwork.org to let her know that you would like to do so. Please make checks payable to: “WRAG - NFSN” and send to: Katherine Anderson, National Family Support Network, 3908 N. Springfield Ave, Unit #1, Chicago, IL 60618. Registration is not confirmed until payment is received.
  • If you need the W9 of our fiscal sponsor, Washington Regional Area Grantmakers, please download it here.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

  • If you cancel more than 5 days before the training, you will be refunded your registration fee less a $10 cancellation fee. If you cancel 0-5 days before the training date, no refund will be given.
  • The National Family Support Network reserves the right to cancel this training 7 days before the event if registration requirements are not met.


Contact Samantha Florey at samantha@nationalfamilysupportnetwork.org or (858) 354-4462.

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