Healthy families are the bedrock of strong, vibrant communities. When the skills and abilities of professionals and their organizations grow and strengthen, they can create bigger, more sustainable changes in their communities so that all families can be healthy. Organizations working with families want to support as many people as possible and make a bigger impact but their budgets and resources fall far short of their aspirations. With no-cost trainings and support, Strategies 2.0 bridges an organization’s resources and it’s aspirations.
Strategies 2.0’s training empowers professionals with the latest research and best practices and tools, so they can help families grow their strengths more effectively and efficiently. In addition to training, we are building professional networks regionally and statewide because we believe that bigger, more sustainable changes for our families, our communities, and state are necessary and possible. 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.
We recognize ourselves as a distinct and highly skilled professional community so that our work to prevent child abuse and neglect can be elevated. As a network, we can promote best practices, strengthen our organizations, and attract more resources. We can build power to tackle the root causes of poverty and inequality and advance equity and opportunity for all families.
A world in which children are cherished, families are engaged and strengthened, and communities thrive.
Strategies 2.0 is a catalyst for the professional skills, organizational structure, and community relationships necessary to mitigate the risk factors for child abuse and neglect, and to promote child, family, and community well-being.
- Strengthening Families and Communities
For two decades, the California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention has made strategic investments in California’s capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect. Strategies 2.0 honors and builds on the state’s prior investments, while proposing new innovative approaches for an evolving prevention field.
Strategies 2.0 is a new, multi-dimensional initiative to help professionals and organizations make a bigger impact. We train, support, and link professionals and organizations to more effectively support families as well as build power to advance equity and opportunity in our communities. While the grant was awarded to a new partnership in 2016 – consisting of San Diego State University Social Policy Institute (SDSU SPI), The Child Abuse Prevention Center (The CAP Center), and Children’s Bureau – the goal remains the same, a world in which children are cherished.
How We Are Funded
Strategies 2.0 is funded by a grant from California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention. The source of grant funds includes federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) funds, and the State Children’s Trust Fund.
Strategies 2.0 trains, supports, and build relationships so that we can lift up best practices, link people and organizations regionally and statewide, and leverage our collective power to advance equity and opportunity for all families. Each of the Strategies 2.0 collaborative grantees also work to bring additional resources into the program, both cash and in-kind, in order to increase sustainability and breadth of work.