Strategies 2.0 webinars present and explore best practices for family strengthening organizations as a way to orient new staff to family strengthening and to deepen the understanding of seasoned staff, board members, advisory councils, and funders.

Our subject matter experts present on a variety of disciplines and themes of interest to the child abuse prevention field. Webinar subjects are selected based on their capacity to enhance personal, professional, and organizational development, and their alignment with the learning priorities identified by OCAP and the field.

To participate in this interactive series, all you need to do is register, have access to a telephone, the internet, and 90 minutes to learn from experienced presenters and colleagues.

Upcoming Webinars

Webinars are provided free of charge, but require registration in advance.


Trauma-Informed Care: Caring for the Provider

Friday, January 19, 2018 10 -11:30 am

Dr. Magaña will focus on the nature, scope, and impact of secondary trauma and compassion fatigue faced by caregivers and providers who work with at-risk families. She will address the range of individual and organizational intervention strategies to identify and address secondary trauma. Participants will complete and discuss the findings from two self-assessments: 1) Compassion Satisfaction / Fatigue (ProQOl-5) and 2) Self-Care (NCTSN Self-Care Inventory). Through this webinar, participants will improve their ability to enjoy their work more and work more effectively.

Intended Audience: case managers, line workers, supervisors, managers, meeting facilitators, caregivers and other providers who work with at-risk children, youth, and their families.

Presenter: Holly A. Magaña, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice, where she works with victims of crime and others who have experience trauma and adversity. She is a former Service Chief with the Orange County Health Care Agency where she oversaw mental health programs serving children in the foster care system and child victims of violence. She was active there in efforts to develop a trauma-informed system of care for children and youth involved in the mental health, education, and child welfare systems. She is currently working with the Orange County Department of Education to develop and implement a Trauma-Informed Educator training series which is being delivered to school staff throughout the county. She is also a trainer for the Public Child Welfare Training Academy, teaching courses on trauma-informed care and secondary traumatic stress.

Creating Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Learning Environments (101)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10-11:30 am

The training will highlight evidenced-based approaches that prevent exclusionary discipline practices and build a sense of belonging, consistency, and community in early childhood learning environments. The presenters will also raise awareness about the harmful effects of exclusionary discipline practices in early childhood settings including issues of racial, ethnic, and gender disparities and children with high ACE scores. They will offer strategies on how to create a resilience building/trauma-informed early learning environment, and provide recommendations on how to get started.

Intended Audience: family/home-based daycare providers, childcare providers, preschools, early learning centers, family resource centers, child service providers, anyone who works with families and children

Presenters: Lori Chelius and Regan Overholt will present in partnership with Lead4Tomorrow/Family Hui and ACEs Connection Network. Lori Chelius is a partner with Origins Training & Consulting, a firm focused on helping leaders transform their organizations and communities through the science of adversity and resilience. She has spent over 15 years in the healthcare industry with experience in strategic planning, project management, market research, and needs assessment.

Regan Overholt is an analyst at the CA Department of Social Services, Children and Family Services Division. Regan has been in human service work in both the private and public sector for 25 years, in the areas of women’s health, early childcare and education, as well as the foster care system. She sits on several Boards and Commissions for local county and regional area.


2018 WEBINAR SERIES: Conversations to Help Navigate Parenting

During this webinar series, family strengthening professionals are introduced to the power and purpose of parent coaching. Over the course of the series, participants will grow their parenting knowledge and facilitation skills to be better prepared to lead ten valuable parenting conversations. The series is based on current research and best practices in the field of child development and parent education. Participants are encouraged to create a parent coaching guide, to support their family strengthening work, using Are We There Yet? Conversations to Help Navigate Parenting. The exercises will be provided during each webinar, or you may purchase the complete guide.

The introductory webinar is available in Strategies 2.0’s Webinar Library (below).

Intended Audience: family support professionals who work directly with diverse parenting populations, including parenting coaches/educators, family advocates, early childhood educators, and therapists

WEBINAR 2 – Friday, February 2, 10-11:30 am: Focus on understanding how a parent’s childhood can show up in their parenting in helpful and unhelpful ways. Learn how to align what parents do with what they want for their children.

WEBINAR 3 – Friday, February 16, 10-1:30 am: Better understand self-care, because better parenting starts from within. Look at ways to can create a better fit between a child’s unique temperament and their parent’s temperament, so they can be responsive to the needs of their children.

WEBINAR 4 – Friday, March 9, 10-11:30 am: Learn how to find a balanced parenting approach, somewhere between pushing too hard and expecting too little, so parents turn discipline situations into learning opportunities that support life-skills.

WEBINAR 5 – Friday, April 6, 10-11:30 am: Focus on matching parent’s expectations with their child’s developmental needs and abilities and co-parenting more effectively, whether living together or apart.

WEBINAR 6 – Friday, April 20, 10-11:30 am: Gain awareness of what drives parent’s own reactions, and focus on strategies that bring greater calm to these challenging moments. Find opportunities in difficult situations and focus on what is most important, the quality of the parent-child relationship.

Presenter: P. Michele Gordon Johnson, Parent Educator & Parent Coach

Michele has taught Early Childhood & Family Studies courses at the college-level for more than 22 years. Prior to teaching the adult learner, Michele was an infant-toddler and preschool teacher. Additionally, Michele is an experienced Parent Educator, certified in a variety of parenting programs. For over a decade Michele has led parenting groups and provided individual parent coaching, more recently using the parenting journal/coaching guide that she authored: Are We There Yet? Conversations to Help Navigate Parenting (2017).

Webinar Library

Click the titles below to view recordings of our previous webinars.

Developing Emerging Leaders

Discover how to identify “emerging leaders”, hear about a leadership framework that supports the integration of individuals’ personal, interpersonal, and professional skills, and receive activities and resources for integrating leadership development into every day work. [Recorded December 2017]

Implementing a Strengths-Based Approach to Practice

Review the benefits, policies, and practice methods that draw upon the strengths of families. Strategies how to engage a family as a partner in developing and implementing a service plan. [Recorded November 2017]

Conversations to Help Navigate Parenting

Find out about the current research on, and best practices for, parent coaching. Learn parent coaching strategies that can be woven into everyday conversations with parents to foster greater self-awareness, to increase family well-being, and share new ways to think about parenting challenges. [Recorded September 2017]

Community Schools: What are they? And where do family resource centers fit?

Review the basic principles behind the community schools approach and dig into the important role that family resource centers play as a lead partner in that work. [Recorded May 2017]

Recovery and Reunification: The Family’s Process of Healing and Hope

This webinar discusses the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on family life, describes the early recovery process, and why this is a critical transition period. It highlights successful, evidence based programs/curriculum, and more. [Recorded May 2017]

Childhood Adversity & Resiliency

Learn how to describe childhood adversity using the new Childhood Adversity and Resilience data topic on Kidsdata.org. Also focus on how to frame your message most effectively and how to engage and mobilize your community. [Recorded April 2017]

Poverty Realities–Strategies for Fostering Inclusion in Your Work

Get an insider’s perspective on how to improve outcomes for children and families experiencing the crisis of poverty. [Recorded March 2017]

Reducing Childhood Obesity through Family Engagement

Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions. This presentation discusses interdisciplinary strategies to combat pediatric obesity, including healthy feeding and movement-based play. [Recorded February 2017]