CFRA Offered Trainings 

CFRA is pleased to announce additional training opportunities for Family Resource Centers and Networks in CA. See below for dates offered and to register.

1. Bringing Family Strengthening to Life in Your Work: An Introduction to the Protective Factors Framework
 3/23 @9am; 4/13 @1pm; 5/25 @9am; 6/8 @1pm; 7/27 @9am. (3 Hours)

The Strengthening Families ™ Framework and its Five Protective Factors provide a common language widely adopted across organizations, networks, systems, and communities.  Serving as a powerful bridge between service providers and families, the Framework and its Protective Factors offer practical tools that are readily integrated into programs, services, and systems. The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) conducted significant evidence-based research on the Framework and the Protective Factors, providing a vigorous foundation that has notably contributed to the growing legitimacy of the family strengthening field.

Goals of the Introduction Course-

  • List five protective factors that help keep families strong and prevent child abuse and neglect.
  • Identify multiple key strategies and concrete everyday actions that help families build those protective factors.
  • Understand what it means to work with families in a strength-based way.
2. Advocacy 101 for FRCs: 3/9 @1pm; 4/27 @9pm; 5/11 @1pm; 6/22 @9am; 7/13 @1pm (3 hours)
Family Resource Centers can be agents of social change through a variety of advocacy efforts, from constituent education to lobbying.  Join us to walk through the basics of advocacy, understand the differences between advocacy and lobbying, and how to influence policy in many ways.

3. Equity for Family-Strengthening Work: Courageous Conversations & Timely Tools 3/17 @1pm; 4/21 @9am; 5/19 @1pm; 6/16 @9am; 7/21 @1pm (3 Hours)

This training will provide a space for introspection, shared understanding, and tools to advance the equity conversation in your family-strengthening work. Join us as we explore our own definitions of equity, how we begin to understand how it works within organizations, and concrete steps that can assist this process.

During this training and facilitated conversation, participants will:

  • Develop a working definition of equity
  • Identify differences between equity and equality
  • Initiate inquiry into personal, professional, and social impacts of power, equity, and inequity
  • Introduce frameworks and tools for increasing organizational focus on equity.


Our Trainers:

Lola Cornish: Lola holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Pacific Union College and volunteers with the California Association for the Education of Young Children and Educators for Peaceful Classrooms and Communities.  She is certified to train in Protective Factors by the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds and Parenting Counts! She has a passion for ensuring healthy outcomes for children and families that spans thirty years of experience in the realm of child development, early childhood education, children with special needs, and child abuse prevention.

Troy Nichols: Troy is a graduate of James Madison University where he received a B.S. in Psychology. He has worked in the child welfare field for over 20 years doing technical assistance, coaching, and training in the areas of organizational sustainability, integrated services, leadership, collaboration, community impact, youth engagement, policy implementation, and adherence, and client focused practices.

To register for a specific date , please click the training you are interested in.