Learning Communities

Strategies 2.0 facilitates a statewide network of six distinct, geographically defined learning communities collectively encompassing all 58 California counties. 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.

Each learning community is designed to connect members and allies of the child abuse prevention field, and facilitate a more collaborative and consistent prevention dialogue throughout the state. An experienced member of the prevention field in each region serves as the designated Learning Community Facilitator, ensuring the development of shared priorities, regional learning goals, and ongoing communication among the field and Strategies 2.0.

Participation is not limited to family resource centers, child abuse prevention councils, and child welfare agencies. Learning Communities are a forum for cross-sector partners to learn about and connect with regional family strengthening efforts. Participants are encouraged to explore ways to collaborate across their respective fields and communities. Learning Communities convene quarterly.

Find Learning Community Event Details & Enrollment

You’re invited to join us for any of the FREE Learning Community convenings listed in our catalog. Who should attend?

  • Professionals from social service, health, mental health, child care, child welfare, housing, veterans service, education, family resource centers, law enforcement, and other helping agencies
  • Advocates, parents, & community members who want to learn and make a difference for children and families in their region

View recordings of past Learning Community convenings.

Find your local learning community by clicking the interactive map.

Northern Learning Community
Capital Learning Community
Sierra Learning Community
Valley Learning Community
Southern California Learning Community (“SoCal”)
Bay Area Learning Community

Northern Learning Community
(Counties: Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity)

Susan Jen, Northern LC Facilitator




Capital Learning Community
(Counties: Butte, Colusa, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba)

Lindsey Nitta, Capital LC Facilitator


Bay Area Learning Community
(Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sonoma)

Deborah Son, Bay Area LC Facilitator

Sierra Learning Community
(Counties: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, Nevada, Sierra, Tuolumne)

Barbara DeGraaf, Sierra LC Facilitator




Valley Learning Community
(Counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare)

Lori Schumacher & Jennifer Rangel, Valley LC Facilitators


SoCal Learning Community
(Counties: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura)

Lisa Fraser (pictured), SoCal LC Facilitator & Natalie Stets, Consultant