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May 3, 2023

Tapping into Quality: Standards Implementation in Vermont

How did the Vermont Parent Child Center Network effectively use the Standards to guide continuous quality improvement and the Centers' Peer Review Process?

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This webinar highlights how the Vermont Parent Child Center Network integrated the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support into their 8 Core Services and as part of the Center's Peer Support and Peer Review Process. 

Presenter:

  • Christie Binzen, Network Coordinator, Vermont Parent Child Center Network

Moderator:

  • Julie Matusick, Senior Manager - Standards Training & Implementation, National Family Support Network 

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February 22, 2023

Effective Program Implementation of the Standards of Quality

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What difference has implementing the Standards made for Programs?

This webinar highlights how a community-based Program in Colorado and a school-based Program in Kentucky successfully utilizes the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support to enhance their work. 

Presenters: 

  • Sue Conry, Director, Hilltop Family Resource Center

  • Dana Beasley-Brown, Coordinator, Bowling Green Family Resource/Youth Services Center

  • Gambia Flemister, Black Male Scholar Program Coordinator, Bowling Green Family Resource/Youth Services Center

  • Jessica Stunson, Black Male Scholar Thrive Coordinator, Bowling Green Family Resource/Youth Services Center

Moderator:

  • Julie Matusick, Senior Manager - Standards Training & Implementation, National Family Support Network

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December 7, 2022

Standards on My Mind: Continuous Quality Improvement in Georgia

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How does the Georgia Family Support Network effectively use the Standards to guide continuous quality improvement?

This webinar highlights how the Georgia Family Support Network utilizes the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support to guide continuous quality improvement and achieve positive results for families. Presenters share how they effectively utilize the Standards and the implementation tools, their lessons learned, and the impact that they have seen in Georgia.

Presenters:

  • Deborah Chosewood, Deputy Section Director, Prevention and Community Support, Georgia Division of Family & Children's Services

  • Laura Griggs, Program Specialist, Georgia Division of Family & Children's Services 

Moderator:​

  • Mary Robinson-Griffey, Administrative Coordinator, National Family Support Network

September 7, 2022

An Overview of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support - with New Hampshire Implementation

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How can the Standards be leveraged to designate Quality Programs?

This webinar provides an overview of the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support and highlights how they utilize them as part of the criteria for designating “Family Resource Centers of Quality” (FRCQs) in New Hampshire. Presenters share how designation of FRCQs enhance the professionalism, practice, and sustainability of Family Resource Centers. 

Presenters: 

  • Maria Doyle, Family Support Programs Manager, New Hampshire Children's Trust

  • Liz Scruton, Program Specialist, New Hampshire Children's Trust

  • Julie Matusick, Senior Manager - Standards Training & Implementation, National Family Support Network 

June 1, 2022

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

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What does it mean to be a quality Family Strengthening and Support Program?

This webinar provides an overview of the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support and highlights how they are being utilized as part of a statewide Family Resource Center (FRC) Infrastructure Pilot with 10 FRCs, including urban, rural, newer, and long-standing programs. 

Presenters: 

  • Connie Dunlap, Family Support Manager, Supporting Families Together Association, Wisconsin

  • Rebecca Mather, Prevention Education Specialist, Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Board, Wisconsin 

  • Julie Matusick, Senior Manager - Standards Training & Implementation, National Family Support Network

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March 9, 2022

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

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What does it mean to be a quality Family Strengthening and Support Program?

This webinar provides an overview of the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support and highlights their implementation in Kentucky at both the systems and program level.

Presenters:​​​​

  • Mary Ann Jennings, Assistant Director, Kentucky Division of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers

  • Andrew Russo, Co-founder & Director, National Family Support Network

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October 13, 2021

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

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What does it mean to be a quality Family Strengthening and Support Program?

This webinar provides an overview of the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & SupportIt features the experience of Colorado's Family Resource Center Association, which has been implementing the Standards effectively since 2012. 

Presenters:​​​

  • Mandy Watrous-Gale, Director of Member Services & Finance, Family Resource Center Association

  • Julie Matusick, Senior Manager of Standards Training & Implementation, National Family Support Network

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June 9, 2021

Supporting Families through Best Practice: An Overview of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support - with Utah Implementation

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What does it mean to be a quality Family Strengthening and Support Program?

This webinar provides an overview of the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support and highlights their implementation in Utah.

Presenter:

  • Trisha Reynolds, Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Services Administrator, Utah Department of Child and Family Services

  • Julie Matusick, Membership & Administration Manager,  National Family Support Network

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March 10, 2021

Launch of the NEW Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support

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What's included in the NEW version of the Standards?

This webinar provides an overview of the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support.

Presenters:

  • Deborah Capps, Conception Bay Family Resource Program, Newfoundland, Canada

  • Michael Williams, California Resource Association

  • Tecoria Jones, Parent Leader, South Carolina

  • Julie Matusick, Membership & Administration Manager, National Family Support Network

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February 10, 2021

Supporting Families through Best Practice: An Overview of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support - with New York Implementation

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What does it mean to be a quality Family Strengthening and Support Program?

This webinar provides an overview of the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support

Presenters:

  • Linda George, Family Support and Literacy Coordinator, ProAction of Steuben & Yates, New York

  • Julie Matusick, Membership & Administration Manager, National Family Support Network

April 8, 2020

Supporting Families through Best Practice: An Overview of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support - with Texas Implementation

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What difference has Standards implementation made in Texas?

This webinar provides an overview of the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support and highlights their implementation in Texas. 

Presenters: 

  • Julie Matusick, National Family Support Network

  • Jennifer Green, Prevention and Early Intervention Division, Texas Department of Family Protective Services

  • Mayra Carter, Community Services Division, BCFS Health and Human Services

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September 20, 2017

Standards Implementation: Lessons Learned from the Greater Cleveland Family Strengthening Network

How were the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support used to form this new Network?

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This webinar provides an overview of the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support and highlights how their implementation by a private foundation with its grantees leads to the development of a new Network of Family Support and Strengthening organizations in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Presenter: Christie Manning, Senior Program Officer for Resilient Families, Saint Luke's Foundation, Ohio

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April 19, 2017

Standards Implementation: Lessons Learned and Innovations from Santa Barbara County

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How do the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support fit in to First 5 Santa Barbara County's funding?

This webinar spotlights the work of First 5 Santa Barbara County and the Network of Family Resource Centers of Santa Barbara County to implement the Standards of Quality.

Presenter: Teressa Johnes, Family Support/One Year Grants Officer, First 5 Santa Barbara County

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Cross-walking Approaches with the Standards

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April 18, 2018

Cross-walking the Standards of Quality with a Trauma Informed Approach

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How does the Trauma Informed Approach relate to the Family Support and Strengthening field?

This webinar details how the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support relate to the fundamental principles of a Trauma Informed Approach. 

Presenter: Debbie Comstock, Protective Factors for Utah Families

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February 1, 2017

Navigating Assessment Tools for Family Support and Strengthening Programs
Co-presented with FRIENDS National Center for CBCAP

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What are some of the key Program assessment resources that are available for both funders and providers of Family Support & Strengthening services?

This webinar introduces three tools that can be utilized by funders and programs for evaluating Family Support and Strengthening work and explores their intersection points:

  • Understanding the Role of Program Assessment in Child Abuse Prevention: Tools for Peer Review and Beyond - developed by FRIENDS

  • Strengthening Families Self Assessment for Community-Based Programs     - developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy

  • Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support assessment tools - developed by the National Family Support Network

Presenters: 

  • Samantha Florey, Director of Training, National Family Support Network

  • Cailin O'Connor, Senior Associate, Center for the Study of Social Policy

  • Edi Winkle, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, FRIENDS National Center for CBCAP

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December 7, 2016

Exploring the Crosswalk of the Standards of Quality and Parents as Teachers Standards

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How does Parents as Teachers relate to the larger Family Support and Strengthening field?

This webinar presents the crosswalk that is developed by relating the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support with the Parents as Teachers Quality Standards. 

Presenters: 

  • Sondra Horowitz, Senior Quality Specialist, Parents as Teachers

  • Karen Shanoski, Partnerships Project Manager, Pennsylvania Parents as Teachers State Office

  • Samantha Florey, Director of Training, National Family Support Network

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