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1 The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds Announces a Training Opportunity to Strengthen Families

2 Bringing The Protective Factors Framework To Life in Your Work: A Resource For Action

3 On the Alliance website at: This is an important resource for those working in support of strong families and communities.

4 This Exciting Resource is Provided to You Free of Charge We encourage you to determine how it best supports work you already have in place or may be planning. Please share with others who may benefit from the training support it provides.

5 Why This Training Now? Given the widespread, multidisciplinary interest in the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework, it is important that staff in all areas of work that touch the lives of families have access to high quality training that supports their implementation efforts.

6 What the Research Says that the building of protective factors will maximize the potential for healthy child development and well-being of children, families and communities. New Research on trauma, neuroscience and brain development continues to show

7 At the Alliance The Alliance believes that the Strengthening Families ™ Protective Factors Framework: Has been revolutionary in providing a valuable framework across multiple systems Is grounded in what the research says about preventing child abuse and neglect Is an important component to efforts across the country to strengthen families and prevent child maltreatment

8 Why Is This So Important?

9 To Support a Better Understanding... Of what it means to fully implement the Framework, the Alliance created this training and is making it widely available to any individual or system representative who sees and understands the need to link efforts across multiple areas of work to build stronger families and communities.

10 The Alliance’s Partners In This Effort The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation State Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds The Center for the Study of Social Policy ZERO TO THREE Parents from the Alliance National Parent Partnership Council Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families Department of Defense Many others

11 The Curriculum Consists of Seven Courses Each course is designed to be about 2 hours in length – which meets most training requirements for state systems and other organizations.

12 Overview of the Courses 1.Introduction to the Strengthening Families ™ Protective Factors Framework (can be used as a stand-alone orientation to the Framework, or as a gateway to the remaining courses)

13 Overview of the Courses 2.A course on each of the Five Protective Factors 3.A Wrap-up Course that moves users from knowledge to action

14 Other Possible Uses These courses can be used in any way that fits your interests. Some ideas that others have shared are: Requiring courses of grantees (CTFs, United Ways, other state systems) Offering to grantees in a menu of training choices Writing into grant proposals as training support (i.e., CW/ECE linkages) Participating out of personal interest

15 Important Features Downloadable outline and Certificate of Completion for each course Portfolio allows users to save and share their work

16 Important Features Portfolio Review Guide enables instructors to review and assess users’ portfolios – available for download at:

17 Important Features Each Protective Factor course contains a direct link (in the Websites and Resources Section) to the Strengthening Families ™ online self-assessment -- where users can translate their knowledge into actionable steps.

18 Important Features Site User Videos Designed to provide a user with detailed instructions to navigate the site and course(s).

19 Here are some examples of what you will find in this new resource.

20 EXAMPLES – Home Page Home Page This is the first view after a user signs into the site.

21 EXAMPLES – Course Page

22 EXAMPLES – Lesson Page

23 EXAMPLES - Assignment Course Assignment The assignment allows users to complete the form, save it and build their Portfolio.

24 EXAMPLES – Assignment Sketch Find the Strengths in this Family

25 EXAMPLES – After Assignment

26 Forum Posts Child Care Provider from Idaho connects with ….. Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Specialist from Maine

27 EXAMPLES – Quiz

28 There are many more exciting elements of this new resource! Explore these for yourself. Visit the Alliance website at: And email the Alliance with your questions or concerns:

29 The site has been active since early April 2012 and a diverse group of users are registered for the courses. Following is some information about these users’: Geographical location Field of work Specific role in their work

30 Geographic Location – US States Based on a total of 3047 users as of 2/28/2013, 2 PM PST (sans site administrators and site managers)

31 Geographic Location – International Based on a total of 3047 users as of 2/28/2013, 2 PM PST (sans site administrators and site managers)

32 Geographic Location – Cities represented in your State Number of Users228 Number of Organizations Represented86 Number of cities in your state66 Based on a total of 228 users as of 3/19/2013, 10 AM PDT One user: Ava Barnhart Bell City Blairstown Blue Springs Bradleyville Cassville Centerville Clark Dearborn DESOTO Excelsior Springs Flemington Forsyth Gallatin Grain Valley Granby Hillsboro Independence Jackson Kennett Lake St. Louis Leopold Lexington Lincoln Malden Marston Mehlville Mexico Millersville O Fallon Perryville Pleasant Hill Pleasant Valley Polo Portageville Raytown Republic Risco Rolla St. Charles St. Roberts Salem Seymour Shell Knob Sikeston Stockton Strafford Sturgeon Urbana Versailles Warrensburg Warrenton Webster Groves

33 Field of Work Based on a total of 3047 users as of 2/28/2013, 2 PM PST (sans site administrators and site managers)

34 Field of Work in Your State Field of work not represented: Legal support Military Based on a total of 228 users as of 3/19/2013, 10 AM PDT

35 Specific Role in their Work Based on a total of 3047 users as of 2/28/2013, 2 PM PST (sans site administrators and site managers)

36 Specific Role in one’s work in Your State Based on a total of 228 users as of 3/19/2013, 10 AMM PDT

37 Organizations Represented ACT Missouri Almost Home Barceda Families Big Brothers Big Sisters Building Blocks of MO Burrell Center/Burrell Behavioral Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center Catholic Charities Central Missouri Community Action Head Start Child Abuse Prevention Association Child Care Aware of Missouri Children's Division Children's Foundation Mid-America Children's Haven of SWMO Children's Home Society of Missouri Children's Mercy Hospital Children's Trust Fund Christian Years CMCA EHS-HS Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services Community LINC Community Partnership of the Ozarks Cornerstones of Care DAEOC Department of Health and Senior Services Douglas County Health Dept Early Childhood Learning Center Early Intervention Services and Consulting Educare Epworth Children and Family Services Families Support Project- PIN Family Court First Call FOCUS Forest Counseling Center Foster Parent, Clay County, MO Frances Rittenhouse Learning Center For Children Fun City Youth Academy Golden Valley Door of Hope Good Shepherd Children and Family Services Great Circle - Boys and Girls Town of Missouri Handy Chapel Community Center Hope Children's Home House of Hope, Inc. Imagination Learning Center Independence School District JCCP Jefferson City Day Care Center JFCAC Kelli's Little Rascals Kids Klubhouse & Activity Center, LLC Kingdom House Community Center Kornerstone Teen Mom Program La Petite Lighthouse Child & Family Development Center Little Einsteins' Learning Center Little Ones Learning Center LLC Lutheran Family & Children Services

38 Organizations Represented MBCH Children and Family Ministry Men on the Move MERS/Goodwill Miller County Health Center Mississippi County Caring Communities Missouri Accreditation of Programs for Children and Youth Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium Missouri Children's Division Missouri Department of Social Services/Children's Division Missouri KidsFirst Moberly Public School MOCSA Nana's House New Dimensions in Child Care Solutions, LLC New Madrid County Family Resource Center New Madrid County Human Resource Council Community Partnership New Madrid County Missouri Mentoring Partnership Newhouse Battered Women's Shelter Niles Home for Children Nurses for Newborns Our Lady's Inn Ozark Family Resource Agency Parenting Life Skills Center ParentLink Parents as Teachers National Office PIN Polk County Health Center Pooh Kids Daycare Powerhouse Community Development Corp. Pregnancy Care Center Project Teams Missouri Rainbow House Randolph County Caring Community Partnership Randolph County Health Department Riverways PRC Safe Family Coaltion RDI Seeds of Faith Preschool Smith-Cotton South East Division Royal Rangers Spofford Home Springfield-Greene County Park Board St. Joseph Youth Alliance St. Louis Arc Strictly Pediatrics Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center Teddy Bear Academy The Alliance of SWMO The Child Center, Inc. The Community Partnership The Kid Konnection Inc. The Ozarks YMCA Triality, Inc. Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit Ujamaa Community Development Corporation United Way/Sucess By 6 Unitedway of Southwest MO University of Missouri Vision for Children at Risk Whole Kids Outreach Youth In Need YWCA


40 To Explore Further It is easy to create your own account and explore the content of the courses at: Contact me if you have questions, concerns or ideas:

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