SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

9:00AM-10:00AM PDT


An Overview of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support

Presented by Debbie Comstock, LCSW


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

This webinar will provide an overview of the nationally-adopted newly-revised version of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support. It will include examples of how they are being implemented at the systems and program level, including through the Standards Certification Training which more than 10,300 people have successfully completed in the U.S. and Canada.


Participants will:

  • Understand how the Standards are based on the Principles of Family Support and the Strengthening Families Framework.
  • Learn the structure, design, and utility of the Standards.
  • Learn how they can explore implementing the Standards in their work.


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


Webinar Recording


Debbie Comstock, LCSW

Protective Factors for Utah Families 

California Family Resource Association (CFRA)

Debbie is a Clinical Social Worker and has worked in clinical practice as well as community organizing and program development. Her advocacy roles include currently being a member of the Leadership team for Protective Factors for Utah Families, a CASA, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate, Board Member of the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, Commission Member on the Utah State Commission on Child Welfare Improvement and local Northern Utah Region Quality Improvement Committee. She has also worked in developing a Family Support Specialist Program with the Davis Community Learning Center, Davis School District and has numerous ongoing ties with California as a past Director of a Family Resource Center and Family Justice Center in East San Diego. She is a Certified Trainer on the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support, Certified Trainer on the 5 Protective Factors, and a Trainer on the Legislative Standards for California Supervised Visitation Service Providers.