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Dear Friends and Partners,

We are excited to extend an invitation to the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support Training.  This full-day certification training 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. 
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.  This training is open for up to 2 staff from each agency to register to allow for a diverse audience. 
Topics Covered:
  • Overview of the Principles of Family Support Practice
  • Overview of the 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 or Programs are serving families?
Please Note: Check-in and light breakfast with coffee will begin at 8:30am.  The training will begin promptly at 9:00am, and doors will close at that time.  Please plan accordingly, as latecomers will not receive certificates.

Date:  June 4th, 2019
Time:  8:30am-5:00pm
Place:  Holiday Inn Stevens Point Convention Center
            1001 Amber Avenue
            Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54482 
We were unfortunately unable to make a room block at this hotel as they are booked.  Here is a list of a few nearby hotels you can reach out to for overnight stay options: 

Holiday Inn Express 
Fairfield Inn & Suites
La Quinta Inn
*The deadline for registration is May 16th  (all attendees must register)

This training is made possible by Supporting Families Together Association 

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