Learning Communities

Strategies 2.0 applies innovative approaches to peer learning for the family strengthening field. We facilitate a statewide network of six distinct, geographically defined learning communities collectively encompassing all 58 California counties. 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.

Strategies 2.0 has identified an experienced member of the prevention field in each region to serve as the designated Learning Community Facilitator. The learning community facilitator is tasked with convening and facilitating a meeting once per quarter to support the development of shared priorities, regional learning goals, and ongoing communication among the field and Strategies 2.0.

Participation is not limited only to family resource centers, child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs), and child welfare agencies. Learning Communities are an excellent forum for cross-sector partners interested in supporting the well-being children and families to learn about and connect with regional child abuse prevention and family strengthening efforts. Community partners are encouraged to share and explore opportunities to collaborate in deeper contexts in their respective domains and communities.

Find your local learning community by clicking the interactive map.

Northern Learning Community
Capital Learning Community
Bay Area Learning Community
Valley Learning Community
Sierra Learning Community
SoCal Learning Community

Northern Learning Community
(Counties: Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity)
Susan Jen
NorthernLCF@StrategiesCA.org

Capital Learning Community
(Counties: Butte, Colusa, Lake, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba)
Kim Thomas
CapitalLCF@StrategiesCA.org

Bay Area Learning Community
(Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sonoma)
Becky Nelson
BayAreaLCF@StrategiesCA.org

Sierra Learning Community
(Counties: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, Nevada, Sierra, Tuloumne)
Barbara DeGraaf
SierraLCF@StrategiesCA.org

Valley Learning Community
(Counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare)
Esther Franco
ValleyLCF@StrategiesCA.org

SoCal Learning Community
(Counties: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura)
Lisa Fraser
SoCalLCF@StrategiesCA.org