December 13, 2021

8:00 AM-4:00 PM PST


December 14, 2021

7:45 AM-Noon PST


Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support
Certification Training


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 by public departments, foundations, networks, community-based organizations, and parents used 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, they 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. 

This virtual, 1.5-day certification training details how the Standards can 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 from Programs are highly encouraged to come as teams with Executive Directors, Managers, Coordinators, and Direct Service Staff, as each has a key role to play in implementing the Standards effectively.  Participants who complete the full training and pass the open-book quiz will receive a certificate from the National Family Support Network that is valid for two years. 

The training will begin promptly at 8:30 AM on December 13- latecomers will not be admitted.  You must attend both days of training.

Important registration information!

  • This training is currently full.  Please contact to be added to the wait list.
  • Due to limited capacity, registration is only open to California teams. 
  • Registration will close on November 18  in order to allow time to ship training materials to registered participants.
  • This training will not be recorded.


Training Pre-work


To prepare for the training: