Families often experience challenges and adversity. Protective Factors are the attributes that buffer families from stress and promote the resiliency needed for families to effectively overcome obstacles, remain hopeful and draw from supports in times of need.
+ Strengthening Protective Factors for Families
- Reviews the Strengthening Families Protective Factors framework developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy. This 2.5 hour training provides practical universal and targeted strategies for advancing six protective factors that when in place ensure families have access to the supports and resources needed to overcome challenges and remain hopeful. Available in-person or through virtual instructor led session.
+ Promoting Family Wellness
- Resilient families are able to overcome daily challenges, create solutions and remain hopeful. This 2 hour session reviews the sources and impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) or stress on family and child wellness and provides a deeper understanding of factors that influence resilience and strategies for promoting self-care. Available in-person or through virtual instructor led session.
+ Families Thrive
- Applies the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework to the entire family lifespan to include adolescents, and young adults. This training reviews 6 foundational practices that help to promote protective factors for parents, children, and youth. This 5 hour session explores types and impact of stress and looks at inclusive strategies practitioners can use to promote resiliency and initiate healing for families and youth experiencing trauma or adversity. Available in-person or through virtual instructor led session.
Working alongside families, valuing their resourcefulness, and understanding their desires is critical to promoting family wellness. Engaging families requires practitioners to develop an understanding of their biases and expectations so that they can deplore strategies that are inviting and responsive.
+ Building Relationships with Families – Parent Engagement 1
- Explores individual’s values of parenting and how these values can lead to bias or acceptance of parents. This 2.5 hour training increases awareness of the development of these values and strategies for engaging and honoring the values and choices of families. Available in-person or through virtual instructor led session.
+ Creating Partnerships with Families – Parent Engagement 2
- Expands on the diversity of parents values and provides strategies to support partnerships with parents while understanding their beliefs, attitudes, and perspectives. This 2.5 hour training is available in-person or through virtual instructor led session. (Building Relationships with Families – Parent Engagement 1 is a per-requisite for this session).
+ Having Difficult Conversations with Families
- Reviews strategies for managing conversations with parents that matter. This 2.5 hour training provides opportunities to practice skills to resolve conflicts, encourage open dialogue and implement shared decision-making. Available in-person or through virtual instructor led session.
The Consortium for Resilient Young Children offers programming that has been an incredible asset to our school! Our coach is amazing in all her support and communication to help our families and teachers in the classroom. I truly appreciate the second set of eyes as the Center Director and honestly could not have made it through these past years without the support. Thank you for all you do!!
Children’s Social Emotional Wellness
Children rely on adults to teach them how to build positive relationships and effectively manage their feelings.
+ Creating Supportive Environments
- How children experience their environment can greatly influence their ability to form positive relationships or manage their feelings. This 2.5 hour training explores how consistency, routines and a nurturing environment can foster feelings of attachment, safety, and self-regulation in young children. Available in-person or through virtual instructor led session.
+ Attuning to the Inner Child
- By “tuning –in” to the social and emotional inner world of young children, practitioners foster resilience by recognizing and supporting children’s feelings of mastery and competence. This 2.5 hour training explores how “being attuned” can foster feelings of attachment, initiative, and self-regulation in young children. Available in-person or through virtual instructor led session.
+ Responding to Families In Crisis
- Children often experience “big” feelings as they struggle to manage changes or stress in their environment. By offering specific strategies for responding to children in crisis, this 2.5 hour training helps practitioners with the use of play and home-based strategies that help children feel nurtured and safe. (Play strategies taught are referred to as CARE: Child Adult Relationship Enhancement.) Available in-person.
Resilient Children and Families Practices
More and more families and children in our region are experiencing stress and adversity. The use of two-gen practices that help families heal and foster their resilience can mitigate the long-term negative impacts of this stress.
+ Parent Café Coordinator Training
- Strengthening Families’ Parent Cafés promote family resilience and wellness as families build networks of support needed to cope with day-to-day challenges and ongoing stress. This training reviews the essential components and roles of the SF Parent Café coordinator. Provides tools and resources needed to facilitate Parent Cafés within communities or organizations. Delivered through three 3-hour sessions, participants increase their knowledge of Strengthening Families café model and develop a plan for engaging families. Available through a blend of in-person and through virtual instructor led sessions.
+ Motivational Interviewing
- Explores the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and multi-generational trauma on family and child wellness. This 6-hour training reviews ways to assess and promote wellness through screening for stress and resilience. Through the use of empathetic responses and relationship-building, practitioners learn ways to engage families in meaningful conversations designed to understand the source of their stress and set goals or plans to lessen this stress by connecting families to desired resources and supports. Available in-person.