Growing knowledge and networks for professionals working with families.

Sign-up for Our Newsletter

Growing Skills

Growing Skills

With no-cost in-person trainings, webinars, and other online learning opportunities, Strategies 2.0 bridges an organization’s resources and its aspirations.

If you have a group of 20-40+ family strengthening professionals, you can submit a Request A Group Training Form.

Growing Community

Growing Community

In regions throughout the state, we bring together professionals and organizations in Learning Communities to exchange ideas, share resources, and collaborate to craft solutions for their area’s most pressing needs. Leaders of the Champions Coalition leverage power and resources for child abuse and neglect prevention.

Growing Resources

Growing Resources

Strategies 2.0 researches and evaluates the best practices to create tools including our Knowledge to Action Briefs and Building Community Resilience Toolkit. As a resource to family resource centers, please view Vehicles for Change, I and II.

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates about new resources and events.

Sierra Learning Community Convening Explores How Mentoring Programs Can Support Youth Resilience

By Learning Communities, Sierra Learning Community No Comments

At the September 18, 2019 Sierra Learning Community, more than 60 representatives from across the region came together to explore Best Practices in Trauma Informed Care: Developing Programs to Support Youth Resilience.  Speakers at the hub, located at the Amador County Child Abuse Prevention Center in Jackson, California,  included Oscar Perez, Ph D. from Tending the Fires, and Kathryn Eustis, from Calaveras County Youth Mentoring Program.

Dr. Perez shared his wisdom on how to develop rich and meaningful relationships with youth.  He also helped participants understand the importance of including youth voices in programs.  Ms. Eustis shared her experience in developing a Youth Mentoring program in a rural setting.  Key components included the importance of gauging the capacity of the community to host a program, and how finding a stable umbrella organization has enabled the program to continue for 17 years!

Whether at the hub, on-line at their computers, or at remote sites throughout the region, participants were able to work together to brainstorm ways to start a new or enhance existing youth mentoring programs.  For more information on this, or other Sierra Learning Communities, please contact Barbara DeGraaf, Sierra Learning Community Facilitator at sierralcf@strategiesca.org