Standards Resource Directory
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR ENHANCING PRACTICE
The Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support point us to ongoing reflection and deepening of practice for each of the 5 sections. As such, the National Family Support Network formed a diverse committee of NFSN Member Networks to compile, vet, and select books, articles, trainings, and online resources for further exploration of them. They are organized into the 5 areas of practice:
Family Centeredness: Working with a family-centered approach that values families and recognizes them as integral to the Program.
Family Strengthening: Utilizing a family strengthening approach to support families to be strong, healthy, and safe, thereby promoting their success and optimal development.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Valuing, respecting, and embracing families' diversity, and advancing equity and inclusion.
Community Strengthening: Developing a strong and healthy community by working collaboratively with various stakeholders and supporting families' civic engagement, leadership development, and ability to affect systems change.
Evaluation: Looking at areas of Program strength, as well as areas for further development, in order to guide continuous quality improvement and achieve positive results for families.
ONGOING DIRECTORY DEVELOPMENT
The Committee meets twice a year to review and vet additional resources for the Directory. If you would like to recommend a resource for potential inclusion that addresses a section of the Standards, please submit it here. If you find an error, a dead link, or need to report a problem, please submit it here.