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Expanding Social Supports to Achieve Better Outcomes




January 12, 2024
9:00 A.M. – Noon PST



Did you know that having social connection and support in your life makes you live 3.7 years longer than someone without support? Come to the Social Support workshop to learn what you can do to increase your lifespan and have a happier and healthier life. During this fun and interactive workshop, you will learn about why we all need support in our lives. You will also utilize hands-on tools to assess, plan for, and develop social connections and support. Practical tools and techniques will be shared during the training to promote the expansion of support systems and connections. Typically, system professionals do not recognize the development of support systems as an important component of their role. When families are struggling, access to support is often the answer to success. This training is ideal for anyone working with youth and families that could benefit from creating a robust support system.


Participants will:

  • Understand the value and benefits of social support
  • Utilize tools to assess social support
  • Practice skills to enhance social support


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


Important Training Information:

  • This is an interactive training. Please be prepared to participate in activities such as group discussion, break out rooms, and/or demonstration. Your training experience will be best with the use of a web cam, audio, and a training environment conducive to active participation.
  • This training will NOT be recorded.
  • By registering for a CalTrin training, you consent to be added to the CalTrin mailing list.



Dr. Radlauer-Doerfler is a leading expert in social connection and social support and uses her experience to create impact within communities, systems, organizations, and individuals. Her approach is collaborative, creative, and curious as she strives to educate utilizing unique avenues including media, stage production, video production, podcasting, and writing. She has more than 25 years of experience in behavioral health, public health, and organizational development. She is a national expert in behavioral health, social support, and social connectedness and uses this knowledge to further mental wellness. Her research on structural racism in the behavioral health field has led to the development of a national curriculum designed to create more equitable systems. She is passionate about addressing behavioral health challenges through social support and speaks widely on the topic.



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