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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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July 6th, 2022, 2:30pm - 4:00pmET

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

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

This webinar will provide an overview of the newly-revised version of the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support. It will include examples of how they are being implemented at the systems and program level, including through the Standards Certification Training which more than 12,000 people have successfully completed nationwide. For more information and to register, please click here.

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Recent Webinar Wednesdays

 

June 8, 2022

Network Spotlight: New York City’s Family Enrichment Centers

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What perspective and lessons learned does NYC share with other cities and stakeholders thinking of developing Family Resource Centers? 

This webinar highlights New York City’s Family Enrichment Centers (FECs), initially developed as a pilot by the Administration for Children’s Services with three Centers in 2017, and expanding with an additional nine Centers in 2022. Presenters shared how the FECs impact system inequities, create opportunities for parent leadership, and increase the protective factors of families in their communities.

Presenters: 

  • Dale Joseph, Associate Commissioner, NYC Administration for Children’s Services

  • Crystal Young-Scott, Director, NYC Family Enrichment Centers, NYC Administration for Children’s Services

  • Alida Camacho, Director, Circle of Dreams Family Enrichment Center

  • Norma Bucio, Parent Participant & Board Member, Circle of Dreams Family Enrichment Center

  • Jennifer Green, Senior Manager - Membership & Events, 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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How can those working at the systems level leverage the Standards to ensure families are equitably supported across various Programs?

This webinar provided an overview of the Standards and highlighted 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.  The project unifies FRCs' approach to services, while still allowing flexibility of the services to meet local community needs.  The overall goal is to ensure that families throughout the state receive the same quality and approach to family support services wherever they live. 

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 

April 28th, 2022

Native American FRCs: Strengthening Families and Honoring Traditions

Co-presented with Casey Family Programs & Native Americans in Philanthropy

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How do Family Resource Centers support the strengthening of Native American communities?

There are numerous Family Resource Centers (FRCs) across the U.S. that have been developed by both urban and rural Native American communities. These FRCs support their communities through culturally-relevant programs, supports, and opportunities that honor and reflect their values and traditions. This webinar features two of them - the Forest County Potawatomi FRC in Wisconsin and the Hupa FRC run by the Hoopa Tribe in California. 

Presenters: 

  • Katy Klos, Family Resource Community Coordinator, Forest County Potawatomi

  • Justin Shawano, Community Outreach Coordinator, Forest County Potawatomi 

  • Karen Kyle, Administrative Officer, Hoopa TANF 

  • Priscilla Masten, Resource Specialist, Hupa Family Resource Center 

  • Nikki Risling, Parent Participant, Hupa Family Resource Center 

 

March 16, 2022

Developing Family Resource Center Networks: Where Do We Start?

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

Presenter: 

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

February 23, 2022

Network Spotlight: Hawai'i 'Ohana Support Network

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This webinar highlights the importance of relationships in developing a new statewide Family Resource Center Network. Through partnerships with government agencies and multiple non-profit organizations, the Network came together in less than 6 months, and is now in its second year of operation, supporting the diverse families of Hawai'i and grounded in the indigenous culture.

Presenters: 

  • Kukunaokalā Yoshimoto, Executive Director, Blueprint for Change

  • Kathleen O’Dell, Complex Academic Officer, Department of Education

  • Fuli Soa, Waimānalo Elementary & Intermediate School, Family Resource Center Director

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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.

June 15, 2022

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

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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 

May 4th, 2022

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 and highlights implementation at both the systems and program level.

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.