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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

Interested in becoming a member of the Utah Family Strengthening Network (UFSN)?

The Utah Family Strengthening Network was formed a decade ago to provide evidence-based training and support to family-serving organizations across the state. We invite you to join us in supporting each other, building a stronger network among community partners, and advocating for family-centered approaches to policy makers, parents, and other stakeholders.

We welcome membership from organizations in Utah that meet the definition of a “Family Resource Center”.

Questions? Please email ufsn@pcautah.org

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Protective factors Utah Strengthening Families Network

Feb 16, 2024

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 16, 2024

TIME

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM MDT

Location

Live Online (Zoom)

Cost

$75/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

October 2-3, 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.

In-Person & online Training

When and Where

DATE

March 5 & 6, 2024

TIME

Tuesday, March 5: 8:30AM-2:30PM MST
Wednesday, March 6: 8:30AM-2:30PM MST

Location

Tuesday, March 5: In-person, 195 N 1950 W SLC
Wednesday, March 6: Live Online (Zoom)

Cost

Please email dbrown@pcautah.org for pricing and registration form. 

About this event

***Please email Deondra Brown (dbrown@pcautah.org) for registration link.

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 will receive a certificate from the National Family Support Network that is valid for two years.

On March 5th, participants will meet IN-PERSON (195 N 1950 W Salt Lake City). The check-in process will begin promptly at 8:30am. Lunch is provided on Day 1. On March 6, the training is ONLINE and starts promptly at 8:30am. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. 

***Please plan accordingly. Latecomers and those who miss more than 15 minutes of the training will not receive certificates.