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Strengthening Families’ Protective Factors: Focus on Social & Emotional Competence

Originally presented on March 15, 2022




Social and emotional competence means having social skills, and being able to talk about and handle feelings. Join us as we explore the stages of emotional development of children and learn strategies to help children to talk about and handle their feelings.


Learners will:

  • Define the characteristics and skills related to social and emotional competence.
  • Identify everyday actions that support social and emotional competence.
  • Participate in activities that demonstrate social and emotional competence.
  • Make a plan to incorporate this knowledge into your life and work.


Who should attend: All staff of family resource center (FRCs), child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs), and other family-serving organizations.


Training Materials & Resources


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Maureen Durning is the Owner/Director of Butterfly Trainings that Transform, LLC, a Strengthening Families™ training and consulting firm in Boise, Idaho. She is the co-author of numerous Strengthening Families curricula, most recently STRONG: Teaching the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factor Framework to Parents and Professionals. Maureen was the Strengthening Families coordinator for Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children. She has trained hundreds of trainers nationally and has presented at numerous national conferences. Maureen’s passions are parenting education, child abuse prevention, and creating trainings that are effective, fun, and powerful.




Jane Zink has been working to strengthen families and improve outcomes for children for about 20 years. She helps to build early childhood systems that use the Strengthening Families Protective Factor Framework™ to promote strengths in families and family-serving organizations. Jane has created nationally recognized trainings for professionals and parents and is the co-author of STRONG: Teaching the Strengthening Families Protective Factor Framework to Parents and Professionals. She consults with partners across sectors to help them intentionally implement the framework in their everyday interactions with families.


Maureen Durning

Butterfly Trainings that Transform



Jane Zink

Butterfly Trainings that Transform