The Kern County Network for Children is excited to announce that we are partnering with Community Connection for Child Care, certified trainers for the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework, to provide a series of Strengthening Families™ trainings this fiscal year. Strengthening Families™ is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. It is based on engaging families, programs and communities in building five protective factors: parental resilience, social connections, knowledge of parenting and child development, concrete support in times of need, and social and emotional competence of children. Protective factors are characteristics or strengths of individuals and families, that act to mitigate risks and promote positive well-being and healthy development. They help families to successfully navigate difficult situations. All families need them, and all disciplines/types of service providers can simply weave them into the services that they provide – it’s an approach to use not additional tasks to employ/work to do.
The trainings will be FREE and provided from 10:00 a.m. (registration begins at 9:30) to 12:00 p.m. as follows:
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 – Introduction to the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 – Parental Resilience
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 – Social Connections
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – Children’s Social and Emotional Competence
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - Knowledge of Parent and Child Development
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – Concrete Support in Times of Need and Wrap Up
Since space is limited, participants who attend each workshop will be allowed to pre-register that day for the next workshop in the series. This is an outstanding opportunity to receive free training on the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factor Framework that will benefit the children and families you work with. To register click on this link https://conta.cc/2LS34yn for the first workshop in this series that we be held on September 5, 2018.
Martha Gómez, Administrative Assistant / email@example.com
Kern County Network for Children / www.kcnc.org
Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Mailing Address: 1300 17th Street – CITY CENTRE
Physical Address: 1807 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 636-4488 / Fax: (661) 852-0211