Strategies 2.0 is a collaborative partnership that supports the professionalization of California’s family strengthening field.
We provide an integrated learning system, including: training, consultation, and peer-learning. Our services are free, and designed to build the capacity of California’s communities to create the conditions in which all children and families can thrive. Our regional learning communities and trainings prepare agencies and networks to increase their impact on families and communities.
Strategies 2.0 partners with California’s Office of Child Abuse Prevention to build on the state’s prior investments, by layering evidence-based approaches to the evolving prevention field.
A world in which children are cherished, families are engaged and strengthened, and communities thrive.
Strategies 2.0 is a catalyst for the professional skills, organizational structure, and community relationships necessary to mitigate the risk factors for child abuse and neglect, and to promote child, family, and community well-being.
- Strengthening Families and Communities
What Has Changed?
For two decades, the California Department of Social Services Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) has made strategic investments in California’s capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect. Strategies 2.0 honors and builds on the state’s prior investments, while proposing new vision and innovative approaches for an evolving prevention field.
While the grant was awarded to a new partnership in 2016 – consisting of San Diego State University Social Policy Institute (SDSU SPI), The Child Abuse Prevention Center (The CAP Center), and Children’s Bureau – the goal remains the same, a world in which children are cherished. We believe in furthering that vision by growing the capacity of the family strengthening field both to deliver high-quality services and to partner with their communities to transform the conditions in which families live.
How We Are Funded
Strategies 2.0 is funded by a grant from California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP). The source of grant funds includes federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) funds, and the State Children’s Trust Fund. Each of the Strategies 2.0 collaborative grantees also work to bring additional resources into the program, both cash and in-kind, in order to increase sustainability and breadth of work. We are committed to providing a variety high quality trainings and services to the prevention field at little or no cost to participants.