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Utah Family Strengthening Network

Utah Family Strengthening Network (USFN) is a statewide network of volunteers who are family-strengthening experts that provide evidence-based training and technical assistance to child and family-serving organizations throughout Utah.
Protective Factors
Standards Training
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Utah Family Strengthening Network

Utah Family Strengthening Network (USFN) is a statewide network of volunteers who are family-strengthening experts that provide evidence-based training and technical assistance to child and family-serving organizations throughout Utah.
Protective Factors
Standards Training
Protective factors Utah Strengthening Families Network

February 2023

Protective Factors Training

Learn how to implement the Protective Factors Framework in your work to benefit the families you serve and promote better outcomes.

When and Where

DATE

February 13, 2023

TIME

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM MST

Location

Live Online (Zoom)

Cost

$50/person

What is the the Protective Factor Framework?

The Protective Factor Framework is a researched-informed approach to strengthening families. When implemented, it enhances child development, increases family strengths, reduces the risk for child abuse and neglect, and enables children to thrive. The framework can be implemented through small but significant everyday actions. It can build on and become a part of existing programs, strategies, systems, and community opportunities. Professionals can help families build parental resilience, social connections, concrete support in times of need, knowledge of parenting and child development, and social-emotional competence of children.

More than 30 states are shifting policy and practice to help programs and providers working with children to take everyday actions to support parents and build protective factors.

Standards Training Utah Strengthening Families Network

February 2023

Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support

Become certified to use the Standards as a tool for planning, providing, and assessing quality care when working with families.

Two-Day Training

When and Where

DATE

February 15th & 16th, 2023

TIME

Day 1: 9:00AM–3:30PM Day 2: 9:00AM-3:00PM MST

Location

Live Online (Zoom) 

Cost

$150/person

About this event

The nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support are used by public departments, foundations, networks, community-based organizations, and parents used as a tool for planning, providing, and assessing quality practice.Based on the Principles of Family Support Practice and 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 programs, and child development programs. This 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 practices. Participants from Programs are highly encouraged to come as teams with Executive Directors, Managers, Coordinators, and Direct Service Staff, as each has a key role in implementing the Standards effectively.  Participants who complete two days of training on Day 1, 9:00AM-3:30 PM and on Day 2, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM will receive a certificate from the National Family Support Network that is valid for two years. On Day 1, the check-in process will begin promptly at 9 AM. Participants are admitted individually from the waiting room to check-in. Please note that this process may take some time. On Day 2, training starts promptly at 9 AM with no check-in process.
Please plan accordingly, as latecomers, and those who miss more than 15 minutes of the training will not receive certificates. **Registration closes on Feb. 6th to ensure that participants receive manuals in time for the training.

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