Virtual Standards of Quality Certification Training

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Virtual Standards of Quality Certification Training

This two-day certification training is designed for all management and direct service staff, as well as for funders.

By Hawaiʻi ʻOhana Support Network

When and where

Date and time

March 30 · 12pm - March 31 · 6:30pm PDT



Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

About this event:

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?

The nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support are used across the country by public departments, foundations, networks, community-based organizations, and families as a tool for planning, providing, and assessing quality practice.

Based on the Principles of Family Support Practice and the Strengthening Families Framework and its research-based evidence-informed 5 Protective Factors, the Standards 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.

The Certification Training details how the Standards can enhance work with families. Whether you are program staff setting up a new program or strengthening an existing one, or a funder developing or monitoring programs, the Standards provide a blueprint for implementing best practice. In follow-up surveys at 3 months and 9 months after the Certification Training, more than 91% of respondents indicated that the Standards enhanced their Program's work with families.

Participants who successfully complete the training will receive a certificate from the National Family Support Network, valid for two years. More than 8,000 people have successfully completed the Certification Training to date in 23 states and the District of Columbia.

Topics Covered:

  • History of the Family Support Field
  • 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?

Recommended Participants:

  • 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 to participate together 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.



The two-day training will take place on:

  • Day 1: Thursday, March 30th ,2023 @ 9:00am-3:30pm HST &
  • Day 2 : Friday, March 31st, 2023 @ 9:15am-3:30pm HST, including breaks.

The training will begin promptly on each day. We encourage you to plan accordingly, as latecomers and those who do not participate in the full training each day will NOT receive certificates.


  • When completing the registration, please SPECIFY the PHYSICAL SHIPPING ADDRESS to which your TRAINING MANUAL SHOULD BE MAILED in advance of the training. *Without a hard copy of the training manual, you will NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE.*


  • A Zoom link for the training will be sent to the email you register with from
    • Please check your SPAM and/or the "Promotions" folder in your email account for the Zoom training link.
  • Trainers:
    • Brandt Kaleo Puana - Specialist, ʻOhana Engagement Strategy and Transformation, Kamehameha Schools
    • Keith Kuboyama - President & CEO, Family Programs Hawaii
    • Marty Oliphant, MSW- Director of System and Programs Integration, Liliʻuokalani Trust

Training Payment Methods:

  • Credit Card - Through Eventbrite


  • Refunds will include the ticket price only ($25). The Eventbrite fees (which consists of the payment processing fee and the service fee combined) will NOT be refunded.
  • If a participant receives the training manual then requests a refund, the training manual must be sent back in order to receive the refund.


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