Nov
4
9:00am 9:00am

AZ Summit on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement

With a Little Help From My Friends:  Concrete Support in Times of Need

In this session, participants will be introduced to the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework with the primary focus on Concrete Supports in Times of Need.   When our basic needs are met, we can put more energy toward contributing to our families, our work and our communities.  Concrete Supports is about gathering resources, creating support networks and making connections with the goal of ensuring community members’ basic needs are met during times of stress and crises.  Through activities and group participation, session attendees will leave with not only tools and ideas to build Concrete Supports, but energy and enthusiasm to strengthen their own families and communities.

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Sep
20
to Sep 21

Strong Families AZ Home Visiting Conference The Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Conference Center Glendale, AZ

Strengthening Families is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. It is based on engaging families, programs and communities in building five protective factors: Parental Resilience; Social Connections, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development; Concrete Support in Times of Need; and Social and Emotional Competence of Children.

Strengthening Families through Building Children's Social Emotional Competence

This session will focus on the protective factor of Social and Emotional Competence of Children.  Through group discussion and experience-based activities participants will learn about this protective factor and connection between building competence and the prevention of child maltreatment, abuse and neglect.  This session addresses how culture impacts the building and strengthening all of the Five Protective Factors.

Strengthening Families through Social Connections

This session will focus on the protective factor of Social Connections.  Through group discussion and experience-based activities, participants will learn about this protective factor and how reducing isolation of parents helps prevent child maltreatment, abuse and neglect.  This session also addresses how culture impacts social connections and isolation Participants will engage in a Community Cafe to understand how this powerful tool can be used to bring families together.

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Aug
22
to Aug 23

2016 First Things First Early Childhood Summit

Session Title:  Strengthening Families through Social Connections and Cafe Conversations

Strengthening Families is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. It is based on engaging families, programs and communities in building five protective factors: Parental Resilience; Social Connections, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development; Concrete Support in Times of Need; and Social and Emotional Competence of Children.

This breakout session will focus on the protective factor Social Connections. Through group discussion and activities, workshop attendees will learn about the protective factor of Social Connections, Community Cafes and share ideas about how to promote this protective factor through their work with families.  Participants will take part in a real-time Community Cafe that will enhance their understanding of the five Protective Factors as well as provide a role model for conducting cafes in their communities and organizations.

Session Title:  Strengthening Families through Parental Resilience

Strengthening Families is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. It is based on engaging families, programs and communities in building five protective factors: Parental Resilience; Social Connections, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development; Concrete Support in Times of Need; and Social and Emotional Competence of Children.

Participants will learn about two types of Parental Resilience and how building Resilience reduces the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.  Participants will learn and practice two tool to build Parental Resilience with their clients.

 

 

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Jul
19
to Jul 20

2016 Child Abuse Prevention Conference, Glendale, AZ

Workshop:  Strengthening Families Through Building Children’s Competence

 Program Description:  Strong families start with strong parents.  Keeping parents strong reduces the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.  In this workshop, participants will learn about building strong families and keeping their own family strong through the Protective Factor of Social and Emotional Competence of Children.  This interactive session will spark ideas, identify resources and empower professionals to keep families strong by strengthening the social and emotional competence of children.

Workshop:  Strengthening Families Through Parental Resilience

 Program Description:  Strong families start with strong parents.  Keeping parents strong reduces the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.  In this workshop, participants will learn about building strong families and keeping their own family strong through the Protective Factor of Parental Resilience.  This interactive session will spark ideas, identify resources and empower professionals to keep families strong by parental resilience.

 

 

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Jun
17
9:00am 9:00am

2016 Pinal County Early Childhood Professionals Conference

Workshop:  Strong Families Need Strong Foundations:  An Introduction to the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework

Parenting is a relentless business.  It's not just important, it's crucial that parents have all the tools and resources to make their families strong.  The Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework does just that – helps build on the strengths of families while working to reduce the long-term impact of toxic and traumatic stress.   This workshop provides an in-depth look at the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework and explores how professionals can work with families to strengthen the Five Protective Factors:  Parental Resilience, Social Connections, Concrete Support in Times of Need, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development and Social Emotional Competence of Children.  

 

Workshop:  What Were You THINKING?!  Understanding the Command and Control Center of Your Child’s Brain

Sometimes it seems our kids are from another planet.  We can’t quite grasp WHY?  Why do they do the things that they do?  More importantly, parents want to know what they can do to help their children become strong, successful, happy and healthy adults.  This workshop helps connect the dots between children’s developing brains and their behavior.  Additionally, participant will learn tools and techniques to help develop executive function skills in children as well as themselves.

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Jun
8
9:00am 9:00am

2016 Southeast Arizona Teachers' Academy (SEATA) Conference

Workshop:  Strengthening Families Protective Factors:  Social & Emotional Competence of Children

Strong families start with strong parents.  Keeping parents strong reduces the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.  In this workshop, participants will learn about building strong families and keeping their own family strong through the Protective Factor of Social and Emotional Competence of Children.  This interactive session will spark ideas, identify resources and empower professionals to keep families strong by strengthening the social and emotional competence of children.

Workshop:  Strengthening Families Protective Factors:  Parental Resilience

Strong families start with strong parents.  Keeping parents strong reduces the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.  In this workshop, participants will learn about building strong families and keeping their own family strong through the Protective Factor of Parental Resilience.  This interactive session will spark ideas, identify resources and empower professionals to keep families strong by strengthening the resilience of the parents they serve.

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Feb
19
9:00am 9:00am

School Social Work Association of AZ 2016 Annual Conference

Workshop:  Reducing the Effects of Risk:  Helping Families Find Their Super Powers

Risks are present in every family.  Why do some families seem to not just survive but thrive in spite of risks?  The key is how they build and use their Super Powers – also known as Protective Factors.   This workshop identifies the 5 Super Powers (Protective Factors) families possess that help them thrive and what school social workers can do to help strengthen these factors in students and their families.

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Sep
10
9:00am 9:00am

2015 Strong Families AZ Home Visiting Conference

Workshop:  Time Management is BUNK!

There are 24 hours in a day, 365 days in a year.  We can't manage time, but we can manage our energy and our choices.  This workshop focuses on changing our mindset from managing time to managing ourselves.  Participants will learn about effective tools for goal-setting and decision-making and how to slow down while still achieving everything necessary.  Participants will have the opportunity to develop a plan to help the families they work with practice the same effective tools.

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