Moving Upstream Together: Furthering Your Vision for Child & Family Well-Being with Free Technical Assistance



This training was presented on
November 30, 2023




Strategies TA is a technical assistance provider funded by the Office of Child Abuse Prevention. This webinar will describe their current menu of free consulting services for family resource centers, community-based organizations, child abuse prevention councils, and county collaboratives. These services are aligned with the larger California prevention movement and include support for advancing robust community pathways, connecting prevention-focused organizations statewide, and elevating tribal and community voice. 


Participants will:

  • Identify specific strategies to integrate the voice of families and youth with lived expertise in your work and community to elevate prevention programs and services
  • Understand the supports that Strategies TA can provide to further your prevention efforts
  • Identify organizational and/or community areas of need that align with the Strategies TA menu of services
  • Find out how to request service and expected next steps


Who Should Attend: Staff in leadership roles in family resource center (FRCs) and networks, child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs) and CAPC networks, community-based organizations, county collaboratives, 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 be recorded. The recording will be available to registered learners within 2 days of the training.
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After more than thirty years with the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Barbara DeGraaf retired from state service and moved to the beautiful mountains of South Lake Tahoe. Barbara brings an extensive knowledge of child protective services to her current role She has experience as a manager within a state child welfare program and has been a volunteer advocate for children and families for more than a decade in her role as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in El Dorado County.  Barbara has successfully facilitated state and regional collaboratives and has a deep understanding of current program models to strengthen families and enhance service coordination.


TA Consultant, Strategies TA

Lydia has over 20 years of experience in case management, early childhood education, and parent coaching. She has worked as a case manager for children and families at Regional Centers in Northern and Southern CA and as an Early Childhood Mental Health practitioner. Her training background includes Brazelton’s Touchpoints and reflective practice. She has skills in curriculum development and in designing child development playbooks. Lydia holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a master’s in Human Relations, Diversity, Equity, and Strategic Impact from the University of Oklahoma. 


Senior TA Consultant, Strategies TA