The Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework from the Center for the Study of Social Policy distills extensive research in child and family development into a core set of five protective factors that everyone can understand and recognize in their own lives. The Protective Factors Framework is the basis for a research-informed approach to strengthening families, enhancing child development, and reducing the likelihood of childhood abuse and neglect.
MAY 6 –
June 24 2021
Protective Factors 101
This 8-session webinar series reviews the five protective factors: parental resilience, social connection, concrete support in times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, social and emotional competence with opportunities for Q&A throughout.
Who should attend: All Staff.
Intro to Protective Factors
Q & A Session
Concrete Support in Times of Need
Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
Social and Emotional Competence
Q & A Session
July 1, 2021
July 8, 2021
Strengthening Families and the Protective Factors: Leadership Workshop and Roundtable Session
Your employees and coworkers know about Strengthening Families and how the work they do promotes the Protective Factors. Now what? Organizational transformation means moving beyond education, toward integration and accountability. In this 2-part leadership workshop, learn how to move your team to the next level. Explore how to articulate the Protective Factors as outcomes, form new partnerships to reinforce Protective Factors, and identify changes to practices, policies or services to maximize integration. Finally, ensure accountability by deciding how your organization can demonstrate capacity to build the Protective Factors and evaluate its success along the way.
- Define the Three Steps to Becoming a Strengthening Families Agency
- Identify everyday actions workers and organizations consciously use in each of the steps
- Understand the challenges of managing complex change
- Plan to make changes in policy/practices/services to maximize integration of the Protective Factor framework and ensure accountability
Who should attend: Organizational leaders who attended Protective Factors 101 and/or are familiar with the Strengthening Families approach.
Butterfly Trainings That Transform
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.
Trainer, Butterfly Trainings That Transform
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.