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MISSION

The mission of the National Family Support Network is to promote positive outcomes for all children, families, and communities by leveraging the collective impact of state networks and championing quality family support and strengthening practices and policies.

WEBINAR WEDNESDAYS

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October 5, 2022, 2:30pm - 3:45pmET

An Overview of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support - 

Info & registration here

 

October 12, 2022, 2:30-3:45pmET

Uncovering America's Best Kept Secret: Family Resource Centers and Family Resource Center Networks

Info & registration here

VIRTUAL TRAININGS

2022 Virtual Trainings Schedule

  • Virtual Parent Advisory Committees Training: 4th Tuesday & Wednesday each month, 11:30am-5:00pmET

  • Virtual Standards of Quality Certification Training: 4th Thursday & Friday each month.

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Developing & Sustaining Effective Parent Advisory Committees Training

 

October 25 & October 26, 2022 

  • Register here by October 13 (U.S.) or October 11 (outside of the U.S.)

November 17 & November 18, 2022 

  • Register here by November 7 (U.S.) or November 3 (outside of the U.S.)

 

Virtual Standards of Quality Certification Training

October 27 & October 28, 2022 

  • Register here by October 17 (U.S.) or October 13 (outside of the U.S.)

November 3 & November 4, 2022 

  • Register here by October 24 (U.S.) or October 20 (outside of the U.S.)

VIRTUAL EVENTS

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Together for Families Conference

October 19-21, 2022

The Together for Families Conference is a unique virtual event that connects various stakeholders from across the U.S. and Canada in the Family Support and Strengthening Field to focus on best and promising practices for supporting families’ advancement. Designed for practitioners at the program, systems, and funder levels, it will provide valuable opportunities to learn from expert presentations, peer sharing, and networking.

Access more information, agenda, speakers, & registration here

Kentucky's Family Resource Centers have been providing "Drive-by Cheer-ups" for families, complete with signs, bubbles, music, and dancing - all while practicing safe social distancing!  These caravans of cheer have become a welcome sight for home-bound families across the state, distributing stress-relieving bubble wands to help "blow worries away."

Family Resource Centers & COVID-19: Here to Help

In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, when families are more challenged than ever, Family Resource Centers (FRCs) are uniquely positioned to be of support.  Learn how their valuable work is being leveraged to respond to this crisis at the community level, state level, and Federal policy level.

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HIGHLIGHTS

 

2022 National Briefing Held

More than 300 people from 42 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia participated in the 2022 National Briefing on May 11.  The NFSN released the new Network Snapshots profiling the work of NFSN Member Networks as well as Supporting & Strengthening Our Nation’s Families: A Blueprint for the Development of Strong Networks of Family Resource Centers.  Participant evaluations indicated that 98% of them found the National Briefing helpful in informing their work.  Access the recordings and materials here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case Studies Demonstrate Family Resource Centers Save Child Welfare System Millions
The OMNI Institute has released two new reports on cost savings FRCs yield for rural and urban child welfare systems by reducing families' involvement in them.  The research was supported by Casey Family Programs.

The key findings are: 

  • In 2017, reductions in child maltreatment cases in Westminster FRC's Orange County community saved the child welfare system an estimated $1.82M; in 2016 this savings was estimated at $1.1M. For every $1 invested in Westminster FRC in 2016 and 2017, the Orange County child welfare system saved an estimated $3.65. 

  • After a formal partnership between Community Partnership FRC and Teller County child welfare was established, the county saved an estimated $2.5M associated with reductions in child welfare cases. For every $1 invested in Community Partnership FRC, the Teller County child welfare system saved an estimated $2.92 

The recording and materials from the webinar that launched the reports can be found on the Webinar Wednesday page.