Webinar

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WEBINAR WEDNESDAYS

The National Family Support Network's Webinar Wednesdays series raises awareness of valuable work in the Family Support and Strengthening Field.  An overview of the Standards of Quality is provided on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Upcoming Webinar Wednesdays

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September 22, 2021, 2:30pm - 3:45pm ET

Network Spotlight: Strengthening Indiana Families


This webinar will highlight the development of the newly-launched Strengthening Indiana Families Family Resource Centers.  The four FRCs are co-located in churches and community organizations in targeted rural counties throughout the state, and leverage multiple community partners to assist families in a single hub of connections. Register here.    

September 29, 2021, 2:30pm - 3:45pm ET

Family Resource Centers: Supporting Grandfamilies and Kinship Navigation

Co-presented with Generations United
This webinar will illustrate how FRCs support grandparents and kin caring for children, illustrating New Hampshire’s effective leveraging of its Network of FRCs for federally-funded kinship navigation. Register here.

October 13, 2021, 2:30pm - 3:45pm ET

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

This webinar will provide an overview of the nationally-adopted newly-revised version of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support. It will include the experience of Colorado's Family Resource Center Association implementing the Standards at its Family Resource Centers, including through the Standards Certification Training which more than 10,400 people have successfully completed in the U.S. and Canada. Register here.

Recent Webinar Wednesdays

August 25, 2021

Report Release: Cost Savings FRCs Yield for Rural and Urban Child Welfare Systems

Webinar Link • Materials Link

How do FRCs save Child Welfare systems money and reduce families' involvement in them?  This webinar, co-presented by Casey Family Programs and the OMNI Institute, releases and discusses two new research reports detailing the return on investment of FRCs in Teller County, Colorado and Orange County, California.  

Presenters:

  • Melissa Richmond, Vice President, OMNI Institute

  • Sara Bayless, Director, OMNI Institute

  • Kim Mauthe, Teller County Department of Human Services, Colorado

  • Jodi Mijares, Executive Director, Community Partnership Family Resource Center  

  • Angela Pool, Parent Representative, Community Partnership Family Resource Center 

  • Jill Bright, Administrative Manager, Orange County Social Services Agency

  • Gina Nunes, Supervisor, Westminster Family Resource Center

  • Valerie, Parent Representative, Westminster Family Resource Center

Moderators:

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

  • Nicole Dobbins, Child Welfare Partnership Advisor - National SI Partnerships, Casey Family Programs
     

August 18, 2021

FRCs: Advancing Equity Every Day

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This webinar provides a framework of how FRCs advance equity through how they are developed, structured, work with families, and address systematic barriers and features examples of FRCs in Washington, DC, and San Francisco, California striving to end inequalities in their communities.

Presenters:

  • Julieta Dominguez, Senior Director of Family Services, Good Samaritan FRC, San Francisco, California

  • Cherie Craft, CEO & Founding Executive Director, Smart from the Start, Washington, District of Columbia

  • Corey Chandler, Learning & Development Consultant, National Family Support Network

July 7, 2021

Developing Family Resource Center Networks: Where Do We Start?Webinar Link • Materials Link

This webinar provides information and tools to support next steps in developing a Family Resource Center Network and includes a detailed review of two Network development continua developed by the NFSN.

Presenter:

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

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Core Webinar Wednesdays

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

September 8, 2021, 2:30pm - 3:45pm ET

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

Webinar Link Materials Link

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

Presenter:

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

June 16, 2021

Uncovering America's Best Kept Secret: Family Resource Centers and Family Support & Strengthening Networks

Webinar Link • Materials Link

This webinar sheds light on the often under the radar work and impact of the more than 3,000 Family Resource Centers organized into Family Support and Strengthening Networks in 33 states and the District of Columbia that support more than 2 million people annually. 

Presenter:

  • Julie Matusick, Membership & Administration Manager, 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.