This training provides child welfare professionals with an introduction to Strengthening Families, a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. It is based on engaging families, programs and communities and offers a framework for changes at the systems, policy and practice level locally, statewide and nationally.


After attending this training, successful participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Strengthening Families approach to working with families
  • Build capacity to work with, support and strengthen children and families
  • Embark on a changed relationship with parents
  • Consider how culture influences parenting
  • Implement small but significant changes in everyday practice that build the parent’s protective factors
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