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Standards Resouce Guide

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The National Family Support Network has compiled the following resources for further exploration of each of the five sections of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support.  These books, articles, trainings, online resources, and more have been vetted for inclusion by a diverse committee of NFSN Member Networks.

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.


This guide is reviewed on an ongoing basis to ensure that resources are current and up-to-date. If you would like to recommend a resource that addresses a section of the Standards, please submit it here. The Committee meets twice a year to review and vet additional resources.  If you find an error, a dead link, or need to report a problem, please submit it here.

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