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Standards Resource Guide

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FAMILY STRENGTHENING

Trainings

Utilizing a family strengthening approach to support families to be strong, healthy, and safe, thereby promoting their success and optimal development.       

                

Protective Factors Training

Offered by FRIENDS

https://friendsnrcelearning.remote-learner.net/

Free 

Online Learning Center Course on Protective Factors, Strengthening Families and Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect.

Online Resources

Financial Health Institute

Offered by Financial Health Institute

https://financialhealthinstitute.org/

$9-$29/course

Financial courses for individuals, families, and professionals.

Ages and Stages

Offered by ASQ - Ages & Stages Questionnaires

https://agesandstages.com/

Less than $500 (ASQ-3 Starter Kit: $295)  

ASQ, a screening tool that unlocks critical knowledge about young children’s development.

PBS for Parents

Offered by PBS Kids for Parents

https://www.pbs.org/parents

Free 

Resources and information that specifically supports families in engaging the whole family in the child's learning. Select from several topics, such as science, literacy, social skills, and character, and organize resources by what the child's central interests are.

Protective Factors: Strengthening Families

Offered by FRIENDS

https://friendsnrc.org/friends-resources/online-learning-center/

Free 

Designed to meet the demands of providing high-quality, subject-specific training. The Online Learning Center is designed to offer accessible continuing education and professional development opportunities that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Strengthening Families

Offered by Center for the Study of Social Policy

https://cssp.org/resource/the-strengthening-families-approach-and-protective-factors-framework-branching-out-and-reaching-deeper/

Free 

This report provides a synthesis of the ideas and research from the neurobiological, behavioral, and social sciences that further inform the evidence base of CSSP’s Strengthening Families Approach and Protective Factors Framework.

Help Me Grow: Strengthening Families and Supporting Caregiver Goals

Offered by Center for the Study of Social Policy

https://cssp.org/resource/help-me-grow-stregthening-families-supporting-caregiver-goals/

Free 

This report describes how the Help Me Grow Model aligns with Strengthening Families. It includes updated (2023) definitions of the protective factors and core values of the Strengthening Families approach.

Protective Factors Action Sheets

Offered by Center for the Study of Social Policy

https://cssp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ProtectiveFactorsActionSheets.pdf

Free 

Includes the research brief about each protective factor as well as an “action sheet” for service providers about their role in supporting families to build each protective factor. The action sheets include what to look for, questions to ask, and activities to do with parents related to each protective factor.

Protective Factors Survey

Offered by FRIENDS

https://friendsnrc.org/evaluation/protective-factors-survey/

Free 

Designed for use with parents and caregivers participating in family support and child maltreatment prevention services. The survey is intended to help agencies and programs better assess changes in family protective factors.

Parents as Teachers

Offered by Parents As Teachers

https://parentsasteachers.org/

Free 

Evidence-based early childhood parent education and family support program.

Empathy vs. Sympathy

Offered by Brené Brown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZBTYViDPlQ

Free 

The video highlights the difference between Empathy and Sympathy.

Books & Articles

The 5 Love Languages of Children

Offered by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell

The 5 Love Languages of Children

Paperback - $11.99 | Kindle - $8.07 

• Discover your child’s love language

• Assist your child in successful learning

• Use the love languages to correct and discipline more effectively • Build a foundation of unconditional love for your child

• Plus: Find dozens of tips for practical ways to speak your child’s love language.

Discover child's primary language—then speak it—and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child.

The Whole Brain Child

Offered by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

The Whole Brain Child

Less than $500

An approach to child rearing with twelve strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children.

No Drama Discipline

Offered by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

No Drama Discipline

Less than $500 

Highlights the link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior. Provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears.

The Resilience Factor: 7 Keys to Finding Your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life's Hurdles

Offered by Karen Reivich

The Resilience Factor: 7 Keys to Finding Your Inner Strength and Overcoming Life's Hurdles

Less than $500

Authors share that resilience is not just an ability that we're born with and need to survive, but a skill that anyone can learn and improve in order to thrive.

The Orchid and the Dandelion

Offered by W. Thomas Bryce

The Orchid and the Dandelion

Less than $500

A book that offers hope and a pathway to success for parents, teachers, psychologists, and child development experts coping with difficult children.

What Happened to You? Book Club Offering with Discussion Guide available from Children's Trust Fund Alliance

Offered by Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey

What Happened to You? Book Club Offering with Discussion Guide available from Children's Trust Fund Alliance

Less than $500 

Through deeply personal conversations, authors offer a groundbreaking and profound shift from asking “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”

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