Nov
2
to Nov 3

AZ Summit on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement

Youth Thrive:  Providing Protection from Childhood Trauma - The teen & early adult years are a time of great development, transition & change. Trauma impacts development and well-being. Youth Thrive, five factors that help mitigate negative effects of ACEs and trauma, are based on current scientific research on how to reduce risk and enhance healthy development and well-being of youth, ages 9–26.  Participants will learn about the Youth Thrive Factors, discover how they mitigate the impact of trauma, and discuss every day actions that help youth thrive, including engaging youth in conversations about trauma and resilience based on the World Café model.

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Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Peaceful Classrooms: Understanding the Impact of Trauma and How to Help

Teacher Professional Development Inservice for Thatcher Elementary, Thatcher AZ

Protective and Promotive Factors are characteristics in children and families that help mitigate the effects of trauma.  When children experience trauma, it changes the way they think and behave.  This workshop focuses on helping classroom teachers understand how trauma effects behavior and learning, and how they can create trauma-sensitive environments that support students.

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Sep
6
to Sep 7

Strong Families Home Visitor Conference

Youth Thrive:  Providing Protection from Trauma - This workshop focuses on the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors, which encompass youth ages 9 – 26 years.  These Five Factors mirror the Strengthening Families Protective Factor Framework and is based on current scientific research to reduce risk and enhance healthy development and well-being of youth.   The workshop will provide detailed knowledge of the Youth Thrive Factors and discuss how building these factors in youth mitigate the impact of trauma and ACEs.  The workshop will focus participants on every day actions they can implement, and teach parents to implement, to help our youth THRIVE.  In addition, the workshop will demonstrate how to use the World Café model to engage youth in conversations about trauma and resilience.

Speak Up!  Improving Communication Through Social Emotional Competence - Parenting is a relentless business.  It's not just important, it's crucial that parents develop tools and knowledge the help them deal with the challenges of parenting.  Social Emotional Competence of Children is one of the five Strengthening Families Protective Factors that mitigate the negative effects of trauma and adversity on families.  This workshop provides and in-depth look at how parents can promote social emotional competence in their children, help them to communicate more effectively and strengthen their family, thereby reducing the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.

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Aug
28
to Aug 29

First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2017

Connect the Dots:  Why Social Connections are Critical - Parenting is relentless. It's critical that parents have tools to keep families strong. Social Connections-a Protective Factor-is one such tool.  It’s not about giving you more work, it’s about doing your work better.  In this session, workshop participants will receive a brief overview of all five protective factors that make up the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework, with an in-depth focus on Social Connections.  Social Connections are critical to strengthening families by providing opportunities for mutual support from peers, promoting engagement in the community and reducing isolation, which reduces the likelihood of child maltreatment.  Participants will first understand how the five Protective Factors are working in their own lives.  Then, we will focus on the everyday activities participants are already doing in their work that promote Social Connections in the families they serve.   Through this “pair and share” activity, participants learn from each other and are able to identify best practices for promoting Social Connections.  Finally, participants will engage in a Community Café, an effective tool to engage their community in discussing and problem-solving common parenting challenges and promote strengthening the Protective Factors.

Say What?  Helping Kids Communicate About Emotions - Healthy kids need strong families and communities.  Raising children is a relentless business.  It's not just important, it's crucial that parents and caregivers have all the tools and resources to keep families strong.  The Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework isn't about giving you more work to do, it's about doing your work better.  This interactive workshop provides an in-depth look at the Social and Emotional Competence of Children, one of five Protective Factors.    Participants will get an overview of the Social and Emotional Competence Protective Factor and understand the growing body of research that has demonstrated the strong link between young children's social-emotional competence and their cognitive development, language skills, mental health and school success.  Participants will learn specific strategies to promote social and emotional competence of children that can be used both at home and in programs that support families with young children.

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Jul
25
to Jul 26

23rd Annual Arizona Child Abuse Prevention Conference

Why Do They DO That? Knowing Reduces Parent Stress - Parenting is relentless business. Knowledge is power in this business. Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, one of the Five Protective Factors, puts critical tools in a parent's toolbox to help reduce stress and keep families strong.  In this workshop, participants will receive information about all Five Protective Factors with an in-depth focus on Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development.  Through small group interaction and exploratory exercises, participants will uncover how the Protective Factors are strong in their own families and identify ways to strengthen this Protective Factor in the families and populations they serve.  Participants will leave this workshop with the knowledge that the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework isn't about giving them more work to do, it's about doing their work better.

Sword&Shield: Protecting Youth from Trauma and Risk - The teen and early adult years are a time of great transition and change. Add past or current trauma to the mix and the odds stack even higher against them. Youth Thrive is a set of factors that help mitigate the negative outcomes of ACEs and trauma.  This workshop focuses on the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors, which focus on youth ages 9 – 26 years.  These 5 Factors mirror the Strengthening Families Protective Factor Framework and is based on current scientific research to reduce risk and enhance healthy development and well-being.   The workshop will provide detailed knowledge of the Youth Thrive Factors and discuss how building these factors in youth mitigate the impact of trauma and ACEs.  The workshop will focus participants on every day actions they can implement, and teach parents to implement, to help our youth THRIVE.

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Jun
22
8:00 AM08:00

Healing Trauma Together

Have We Met?  Social Connections are Crucial - Parenting is a relentless business.  It’s not just important, it’s crucial that parents develop social connections that help them deal with the challenges of parenting.  Isolation is dangerous for families under stress.  Connecting with their community is critical to mitigating the negative outcomes of isolation, stress and trauma.  Social Connections is one of the five Strengthening Families Protective Factors that provide protection against the negative effects of trauma and stress.  This workshop provides an in-depth look at how Social Connections strengthens families and protects children.  Participants will engage in a Community Café, an effective tool to engage parents and create community.

Sword & Shield: Protecting Youth from Trauma and Risk - The teen and early adult years are a time of great transition and change. Add past or current trauma to the mix and the odds stack even higher against them. Youth Thrive is a set of factors that help mitigate the negative outcomes of ACEs and trauma.  This workshop focuses on the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors, which focus on youth ages 9 – 26 years.  These 5 Factors mirror the Strengthening Families Protective Factor Framework and is based on current scientific research to reduce risk and enhance healthy development and well-being.   The workshop will provide detailed knowledge of the Youth Thrive Factors and discuss how building these factors in youth mitigate the impact of trauma and ACEs.  The workshop will focus participants on every day actions they can implement, and teach parents to implement, to help our youth THRIVE.

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Jun
5
to Jun 8

Southeast Arizona Teachers' Academy (SEATA)

Understanding the Impact of Trauma and How to Help - workshop for teachers/ workshop for administrators - Protective Factors are characteristics in children and families that help mitigate the effects of trauma.  When children experience trauma, it changes the way they think and behave.  These workshops focus on helping school administrators and helping classroom teachers understand how trauma effects behavior and learning, and how they can create trauma-sensitive environments that assist teachers and support students.

Helping Kids Communicate About Emotions - 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

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Apr
27
8:00 AM08:00

Day of Strength - West Valley Child Abuse Prevention Council April Event

Have We Met?  Why Social Connections are Crucial - Parenting is relentless. It's critical that parents have tools to keep families strong. Social Connections-a Protective Factor-is one such tool.  It’s not about giving you more work, it’s about doing your work better.  Social Connections are critical to strengthening families by providing opportunities for mutual support from peers, promoting engagement in the community and reducing isolation, which reduces the likelihood of child maltreatment.  Participants will focus on the everyday activities they are already doing in their work that promote Social Connections in the families they serve.   Through a “pair and share” activity, participants learn from each other and are able to identify best practices for promoting Social Connections.  Participants will engage in a Community Café, an effective tool to engage their community in discussing and problem-solving common parenting challenges and promote strengthening the Protective Factors.

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Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

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
9:00 AM09:00

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
9:00 AM09:00

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
9:00 AM09:00

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
9:00 AM09:00

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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