Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support Certification Training

June 5, 2017  |  8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Mechanicsburg, Pa.


Register for the Standards of Quality Training


The nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support are used by public departments, foundations, networks, community-based organizations and parents as a tool for planning, providing and assessing quality practice.


Based on the Principles of Family Support Practice, 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 and child development programs.


This full-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 consisting of executive directors, managers, coordinators and/or direct service staff, as each has a key role to play in implementing the standards effectively. Participants who complete the full day will receive a certificate from the National Family Support Network that is valid for two years.


Continental breakfast, coffee, lunch and materials are included. There will be a $15 fee for lunch onsite; details about lunch will be sent via email closer to the event.


Agenda at a Glance


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Check-In and Continental Breakfast


9:00 AM – 12:15 PM
• Welcome and Introductions
• Background of the Standards
• Overview of Family Support
• Overview of the Strengthening Families Approach
• Structure and Implementation of the Standards
• Standards Section FC – Family Centeredness
• Standards Section FS – Family Strengthening


12:15 PM – 12:45 PM


12:45 PM – 4:30 PM
• Standards Section ED – Embracing Diversity
• Standards Section CB – Community Building
• Standards Section E – Evaluation


4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
• Next Steps Activity
• Training Evaluation
• Presentation of Certificates


Child Welfare Resource Center
403 East Winding Hill Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


Register for the Standards of Quality Training


Wenda Deardorff
(717) 763-1661, ext. 116