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WEBINAR WEDNESDAYS

The National Family Support Network’s free Webinar Wednesdays series raises awareness of Family Resource Centers, Family Resource Center Networks, and the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support.  An overview of the Standards of Quality is provided on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

Upcoming Webinar Wednesdays

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February 8, 2023, 2:30pm-3:45pmET

Developing Family Resource Center Networks: Where Do We Start?

What are the steps for developing a Network of Family Resource Centers?

How can public and private funders and/or community-based organizations support families in their city, county, or state by developing a Network of Family Resource Centers? What resources are available to support the development of these NetworksRegister here

A previously recorded session of this Webinar can be viewed at the bottom of this page. 

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March 8, 2023, 2:30pm-3:45pmET

Uncovering America's Best Kept Secret: Family Resource Centers and Family Resource Center Networks

What are Family Resource Centers (FRCs) and how are they networked across the country? 

What does research show about the positive outcomes FRCs have achieved for children and families? Why are so many public and private funders at the state, city, county, and community levels choosing to invest in FRCs? For answers to these questions, please view this informative webinar. Register here

A previously recorded session of this Webinar can be viewed at the bottom of this page. 

Recent Webinar Wednesdays

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 t 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 shared 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

November 30, 2022

Family Resource Center Learning Hub Launch

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What is the new Family Resource Center Learning Hub?

This webinar launched the Family Resource Center Learning Hub, a valuable resource developed in partnership with Families Canada by a diverse planning committee with the support of Casey Family Programs. The Hub is designed to provide tools and sample materials for those seeking to develop Family Resource Centers (FRCs). 

Introduction By:​

  • Peter Pecora, Managing Director of Research Services, Casey Family Programs

Presenters:

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

  • Kirsti Cheese, Community connector System Coordinator, Family Centres London/Childreach

November 9, 2022

Family Resource Centers: Supporting Teen Parents

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Why are Family Resource Centers (FRCs) an effective service strategy for supporting teen parents?

This webinar explored Family Resource Centers (FRCs) designed to support teen parents. FRCs in San Francisco, California and Baltimore, Maryland shared their successful work with teen parents and their families. 

Presenters:

  • Carmella Davis, Parent Participant, United Way Family Center

  • Heather Chapman, Vice President, Neighborhood Zones, United Way of Central Maryland

  • Rosaura Diaz, Admissions, Data & Evaluation Director, Felton Institute

Moderator:​

  • Robyn Shemwell, Administrative Coordinator, National Family Support Network

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Core Webinar Wednesdays

These three recurring Webinar Wednesdays provide foundational understanding of the Family Support and Strengthening Field.  Viewing them for valuable context in advance of participating in other sessions is highly encouraged.

July 13th, 2022

Developing Family Resource Center Networks: Where Do We Start?

Webinar Link • Materials Link

What are the steps for developing a Network of Family Resource Centers?

How can public and private funders and/or community-based organizations support families in their city, county, or state by developing a Network of Family Resource Centers? What resources are available to support the development of these Networks

Presenter: 

  • Jennifer Green, Senior Manager-Membership & Events,  National Family Support Network

January 11, 2023

An Overview of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support 

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

This webinar provides an overview of the newly-revised version of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support. It includes examples of how they are being implemented at the systems and program level, including through the Standards Certification Training which more than 14,050 people have successfully completed nationwide.

Presenter:

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

December 14, 2022

Uncovering America's Best Kept Secret: Family Resource Centers and Family Resource Center Networks

Webinar LinkMaterials Link

What are Family Resource Centers (FRCs) and how are they networked across the country? 

What does research show about the positive outcomes FRCs have achieved for children and families? Why are so many public and private funders at the state, city, county, and community levels choosing to invest in FRCs? For answers to these questions, please view this informative webinar. 

Presenter: 

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

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Webinar Wednesdays Library

Recordings and materials from previous Webinar Wednesdays are available.  Click on a category to explore them. 

 

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