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Standards Resource Guide




Working with a family-centered approach that values families and recognizes them as integral to the Program.                         

Protective Factors Training

Offered by Children's Trust Fund Alliance 

Children's Trust Fund Alliance Protective Factors Training


This 14-hour online training on the Strengthening Families Protective Factor Framework that has served more than 50,000 learners.

Parent/Practitioner Collaboration

Offered by FRIENDS


Online course, Creating Effective Parent-Practitioner Collaboration, was developed for CBCAP State Lead Agencies, practitioners, parents and others interested in working in partnership to develop effective family support and child abuse prevention programs. This training utilizes the protective factors framework and offers strategies for those seeking ways to identify, support and involve parent partners, build authentic relationships and work collaboratively on better outcomes for children, families, and communities.

Online Resources

Father Presence Infographics

Offered by National Fatherhood Initiative


Promotional and public awareness materials on the benefits of father engagement.

Father Engagement

Offered by National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse


Responsible Fatherhood Toolkit for resources around engaging all types of fathers and program resources.

Family Resource Centers: Best Practice Model

Offered by Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Board


This document describes an FRC model for best practice which is in development in the state of Wisconsin specifically, but the purpose, role, foundational principles, and structure of FRCs describes applies to other states.                                

Parent Leadership

Offered by FRIENDS


Friends Resources on Parent Education & Support, including: 

  • Meaningful Parent Leadership: Building Effective Parent/Practitioner Collaboration (in English & Spanish)

  • Parent Leadership Self-Assessment Tool

  • Family Leadership Sefl-Asssement Tool

  • Parent Education

  • Parent Leadership Development Checklist

  • Role of Parent Mutual Support                     

Parent Engagement

Offered by Parent Information Center


Tool kit describing the seven elements that must be present for effective parent engagement.

Engaging Fathers

Offered by Casey Family Programs

Engaging fathers prevention – Casey Family Programs


Highlights the critical role that a father plays in children’s development and is an essential partner in preventing maltreatment and achieving timely permanence. A range of organizational strategies and resources are available for child welfare leaders who want to support fatherhood initiatives and interventions better to improve children’s safety, permanency, and well-being.                               

What is Trauma-Informed Care?

Offered by Trauma-Informed Care: Implementation Resource Center

What is Trauma-Informed Care? - Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Resource Center (


Include downloadable PDFs and Action Plans.

Ripples of Transformation

Offered by Center for the Study of Social Policy


A Family Engagement Toolkit for Providers and Program Leaders.

FRIENDS: Family Support Podcast

Offered by FRIENDS


Learn how to navigate family relationships during crises, while living with young children, older adolescents, and young adults. Listeners can also learn more about self-compassion and the benefits of sharing compassion with others.

Fatherhood Webinar Series

Offered by WI Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Board


Series of webinars on fatherhood topics collaboratively with the University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty, and the University of Wisconsin School of Social Work.                              

Alliance Community Café Guide for Hosts: Changing the Lives of Children through Conversations that Matter

Offered by Children's Trust Fund Alliance

Free Must create account to access.

This resource includes a guide to creating Community Cafes. 

Books & Articles

Meaningful Parent Leadership: Building Effective Parent/Practioner Collaboration

Offered by FRIENDS National Center for CBCAP

Free PDF 

This guidebook is designed to enhance the engagement of parents as stakeholders and partners within their programs and organizations.

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