Trainings

Strategies 2.0 applies innovative approaches to training and professional development for the family strengthening field. Our services are designed to build the capacity of California’s communities to create the conditions in which all children and families can thrive. Our approach is to develop and disseminate a comprehensive continuum of education and training that will train/orient new staff, direct service staff, supervisors, and administrators. Our trainings are designed to:

  • Reflect current research-based practices within the field.
  • Incorporate advances in learning methodology, including shared learning, group participation, reflection, and interactive dialogue.
  • Provide strength-based approaches to child abuse and neglect.
  • Prepare participants to take action.
  • Be accessible to the greatest number of participants.

Training Topics

An Introduction to the Protective Factors

Do you work with children and families? Attend this training to develop new skills that support families to build on their strengths and create a family environment that promotes healthy child development. Learn family-strengthening strategies that can be incorporated into your day-to-day work with families and identify how the presence of the Protective Factors are directly linked to the reduction of child abuse and neglect.

Length: Full day
Audience: Staff and volunteers that work with children and families

Case Management Essentials

Case management can no longer be viewed as simply providing direct services to individuals. In order to support long-lasting change, it is imperative for staff to work collaboratively with individuals, families, neighborhoods, and the communities in which they reside. In this full day training, you will develop an understanding of the key elements for building strong families and communities.

Length: Full-day
Audience: Professionals and volunteers who work directly with families and communities.

Home Visiting Essentials

Are you a new home visitor or do you supervise staff who are new to home visiting? If so, this one-day training which provides an introduction to the profession of home visiting is designed for you. Explore the daily activities of a home visitor and learn strengths-based skills and strategies for engaging families and communicating effectively. Learn about documentation, mandated reporting, professional boundaries, time management, and the three stages of home visiting. Home Visitors, register today!

Length: Full day
Audience: New home visitors and their supervisors

Facilitating Change Talk

If you are working in the family strengthening field, it is very likely that you are partnering with individuals who are experiencing changes in their lives. In this innovative half-day training, you will learn about Stages of Change and strategies for eliciting change talk.  You will have the opportunity to practice communication skills and techniques that you can begin using immediately!

Length: Half-day
Audience: Staff and volunteers who work with adolescents, adults and/or families.

Cultural Proficiency

Coming this Spring

Trauma Informed Care

Coming this Spring

How to Register for a Training


Trainings are provided FREE of charge, but require registration in advance. Each individual attendee must use a unique email address to register for trainings online. Registration closes 8 days before the training date. Because we are committed to providing our services to the prevention field at little or no cost to participants, we do not provide food or coffee during our trainings.

Individuals who have not registered in advance will not be admitted to the training. In order to be awarded a certificate of completion, each individual must: 1) register in advance using a unique email address, 2) arrive on time, 3) stay until the end of the training, and 4) complete and submit an evaluation.

If you have reviewed our Available Trainings (by clicking in the right column) and determined that our existing training dates and locations do not meet your needs, you may submit the Request a Training Form.

Register for Available Trainings

Click the training titles below to view and register for available dates.