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.
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How to Register and Other Training Information

To register for an in-person training, click the titles of the topics in the right column. This will expand the section to show more information and a registration link.

Trainings are provided free of charge, but require pre-registration. Individuals who have not registered in advance might not be admitted to the training if we don’t have capacity.

Because we are committed to providing our services to the family strengthening field at little or no cost to participants, we do not provide food or coffee during our trainings.

In order to be awarded a certificate of completion, each individual must:
1) register in advance using a unique email address for each participant
2) arrive on time
3) stay until the end of the training
4) complete and submit an evaluation

Find out about some of the other services we offer by visiting the webinar page to see a list of our upcoming webinars. You can also register for a Learning Community convening at the bottom of the Learning Communities page.

If you have reviewed our available trainings and determined that our existing training dates and locations do not meet your needs, you may submit the Request a Training Form.

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Click the titles below to see more information and a link to register for scheduled trainings.

*NEW* Trauma-Informed Care

This training is intended for family strengthening professionals that work with children and families who may have experienced trauma. By the end of the full-day training, participants will be able to define the types of trauma, describe the impact of trauma on the development and well-being of children, adults, and family support staff, and identify strategies for responding to trauma and resisting re-traumatization.

Length: Full-day

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The Culturally Proficient Professional

Many existing culture trainings provide concrete information about different cultural groups, however, this training is focused on you as a family strengthening professional! In this Culturally Proficient Professional training, you will actively engage in self-reflection while recognizing and challenging your ideas, biases, and beliefs about culture. By the end of this training, you will have identified personal strategies to practice cultural proficiency when partnering with children, families, and community organizations.

Length: Full-day

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Youth Thrive™: A Protective Approach for Older Youth

By incorporating the latest research, the Youth Thrive™ Framework explores how to create support systems that advance healthy development in adolescents, ages 9-26. During the training participants will:
• Learn about adolescent brain development, the impact of trauma on brain development, and implications for interventions.
• Participate in interactive activities to learn how the protective factors weave into the development of healthy and successful adolescents.

Length: Full-day
: Anyone that works with youth: social workers, child welfare administrators, nonprofits, private agencies, legal advocates, parents/caregivers, and for youth themselves.

We have no sessions currently scheduled for this training. You can signup for our enewsletter to receive updates, or fill out the Request A Training form in the contact section of this website.

Reflective Supervision

Develop more effective supervisor-supervisee relationships by examining and practicing the components of reflective supervision. Explore strategies to be responsive, rather than reactive. Learn how to use the parallel process and active listening/waiting to support staff who then support families–thus creating more effective working relationships all around.

Length: Half-day
: Anyone who supervises or supports staff in their work with families

We have no sessions currently scheduled for this training. You can signup for our enewsletter to receive updates, or fill out the Request A Training form in the contact section of this website.

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

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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.

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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: Home visitors and their supervisors

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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.

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