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The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds Announces a Training Opportunity to Strengthen Families. Bringing The Protective Factors Framework To Life in Your Work: A Resource For Action. On the Alliance website at: www.ctfalliance.org / onlinetraining.

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The national alliance of children s trust and prevention funds announces a training opportunity to strengthen families

The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds Announces a Training Opportunity to Strengthen Families


The national alliance of children s trust and prevention funds announces a training opportunity to strengthen families

Bringing The Protective Factors Framework To Life in Your Work:

A Resource For Action


On the alliance website at www ctfalliance org onlinetraining

On the Alliance website at: www.ctfalliance.org/onlinetraining

This is an important resource for those working in support of strong families and communities.


This exciting resource is provided to you free of charge

This Exciting Resource is Provided to You Free of Charge

We encourage you to determine how it best supports work you already have in place or may be planning.

Please share with others who may benefit from the training support it provides.


Why this training now

Why This Training Now?

Given the widespread, multidisciplinary interest in the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework, it is important that staff in all areas of work that touch the lives of families have access to high quality training that supports their implementation efforts.


What the research says

What the Research Says

that the building of protective factors will maximize the potential for healthy child development and well-being of children, families and communities.

New Research on trauma, neuroscience and brain development continues to show


At the alliance

At the Alliance

The Alliance believes that the Strengthening Families ™ Protective Factors Framework:

  • Has been revolutionary in providing a valuable framework across multiple systems

  • Is grounded in what the research says about preventing child abuse and neglect

  • Is an important component to efforts across the country to strengthen families and prevent child maltreatment


Why is this so important

Why Is This So Important?


To support a better understanding

To Support a Better Understanding . . .

Of what it means to fully implement the Framework, the Alliance created this training and is making it widely available to any individual or system representative who sees and understands the need to link efforts across multiple areas of work to build stronger families and communities.


The alliance s partners in this effort

The Alliance’s Partners In This Effort

  • The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

  • State Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds

  • The Center for the Study of Social Policy

  • ZERO TO THREE

  • Parents from the Alliance National Parent Partnership Council

  • Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families

  • Department of Defense

  • Many others


The curriculum consists of seven courses

The Curriculum Consists of Seven Courses

Each course is designed to be about 2 hours in length – which meets most training requirements for state systems and other organizations.


Overview of the courses

Overview of the Courses

  • Introduction to the Strengthening Families ™ Protective Factors Framework (can be used as a stand-alone orientation to the Framework, or as a gateway to the remaining courses)


Overview of the courses1

Overview of the Courses

  • A course on each of the Five Protective Factors

  • A Wrap-up Course that moves users from knowledge to action


Other possible uses

Other Possible Uses

These courses can be used in any way that fits your interests. Some ideas that others have shared are:

  • Requiring courses of grantees (CTFs, United Ways, other state systems)

  • Offering to grantees in a menu of training choices

  • Writing into grant proposals as training support (i.e., CW/ECE linkages)

  • Participating out of personal interest


Important features

Important Features

  • Downloadable outline and Certificate of Completion for each course

  • Portfolio allows users to save and share their work


Important features1

Important Features

  • Portfolio Review Guide enables instructors to review and assess users’ portfolios – available for download at: www.ctfalliance.org/onlinetraining


Important features2

Important Features

  • Each Protective Factor course contains a direct link (in the Websites and Resources Section) to the Strengthening Families ™ online self-assessment -- where users can translate their knowledge into actionable steps.


Important features3

Important Features

Site User Videos

Designed to provide a user with detailed instructions to navigate the site and course(s).


The national alliance of children s trust and prevention funds announces a training opportunity to strengthen families

Here are some examples of what you will find in this new resource.


Examples home page

EXAMPLES – Home Page

Home Page

This is the first view after a user signs into the site.


Examples course page

EXAMPLES – Course Page


Examples lesson page

EXAMPLES – Lesson Page


Examples assignment

EXAMPLES - Assignment

Course Assignment

The assignment allows users to complete the form, save it and build their Portfolio.


Examples assignment sketch find the strengths in this family

EXAMPLES – Assignment Sketch Find the Strengths in this Family


Examples after assignment

EXAMPLES – After Assignment


Forum posts

Forum Posts

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Specialist from Maine

Child Care Provider from Idaho connects with …..


Examples quiz

EXAMPLES – Quiz


There are many more exciting elements of this new resource

There are many more exciting elements of this new resource!

Explore these for yourself. Visit the Alliance website at:

www.ctfalliance.org/onlinetraining

And email the Alliance with your questions or concerns:

[email protected]


The national alliance of children s trust and prevention funds announces a training opportunity to strengthen families

The site has been active since early April 2012 and a diverse group of users are registered for the courses. Following is some information about these users’:

  • Geographical location

  • Field of work

  • Specific role in their work


Geographic location us states

Geographic Location – US States

Based on a total of 3047 users as of 2/28/2013, 2 PM PST (sans site administrators and site managers)


Geographic location international

Geographic Location – International

Based on a total of 3047 users as of 2/28/2013, 2 PM PST (sans site administrators and site managers)


Geographic location cities represented in your state

Geographic Location – Cities represented in your State

  • Number of Users228

  • Number of Organizations Represented86

  • Number of cities in your state66

One user:

Ava

Barnhart

Bell City

Blairstown

Blue Springs

Bradleyville

Cassville

Centerville

Clark

Dearborn

DESOTO

Excelsior Springs

Flemington

Forsyth

Gallatin

Grain Valley

Granby

Hillsboro

Independence

Jackson

Kennett

Lake St. Louis

Leopold

Lexington

Lincoln

Malden

Marston

Mehlville

Mexico

Millersville

O Fallon

Perryville

Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Valley

Polo

Portageville

Raytown

Republic

Risco

Rolla

St. Charles

St. Roberts

Salem

Seymour

Shell Knob

Sikeston

Stockton

Strafford

Sturgeon

Urbana

Versailles

Warrensburg

Warrenton

Webster Groves

Based on a total of 228 users as of 3/19/2013, 10 AM PDT


Field of work

Field of Work

Based on a total of 3047 users as of 2/28/2013, 2 PM PST (sans site administrators and site managers)


Field of work in your state

Field of Work in Your State

Field of work not represented:

Legal support

Military

Based on a total of 228 users as of 3/19/2013, 10 AM PDT


Specific role in their work

Specific Role in their Work

Based on a total of 3047 users as of 2/28/2013, 2 PM PST (sans site administrators and site managers)


Specific role in one s work in your state

Specific Role in one’s work in Your State

Based on a total of 228 users as of 3/19/2013, 10 AMM PDT


Organizations represented

Organizations Represented

ACT Missouri

Almost Home

Barceda Families

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Building Blocks of MO

Burrell Center/Burrell Behavioral Health

Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center

Catholic Charities

Central Missouri Community Action Head Start

Child Abuse Prevention Association

Child Care Aware of Missouri

Children's Division

Children's Foundation Mid-America

Children's Haven of SWMO

Children's Home Society of Missouri

Children's Mercy Hospital

Children's Trust Fund

Christian Years

CMCA EHS-HS

Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services

Community LINC

Community Partnership of the Ozarks

Cornerstones of Care

DAEOC

Department of Health and Senior Services

Douglas County Health Dept

Early Childhood Learning Center

Early Intervention Services and Consulting

Educare

Epworth Children and Family Services

Families Support Project- PIN

Family Court

First Call

FOCUS

Forest Counseling Center

Foster Parent, Clay County, MO

Frances Rittenhouse Learning Center For Children

Fun City Youth Academy

Golden Valley Door of Hope

Good Shepherd Children and Family Services

Great Circle - Boys and Girls Town of Missouri

Handy Chapel Community Center

Hope Children's Home

House of Hope, Inc.

Imagination Learning Center

Independence School District

JCCP

Jefferson City Day Care Center

JFCAC

Kelli's Little Rascals

Kids Klubhouse & Activity Center, LLC

Kingdom House Community Center

Kornerstone Teen Mom Program

La Petite

Lighthouse Child & Family Development Center

Little Einsteins' Learning Center

Little Ones Learning Center LLC

Lutheran Family & Children Services


Organizations represented1

Organizations Represented

MBCH Children and Family Ministry

Men on the Move

MERS/Goodwill

Miller County Health Center

Mississippi County Caring Communities

Missouri Accreditation of Programs for Children and Youth

Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium

Missouri Children's Division

Missouri Department of Social Services/Children's Division

Missouri KidsFirst

Moberly Public School

MOCSA

Nana's House

New Dimensions in Child Care Solutions, LLC

New Madrid County Family Resource Center

New Madrid County Human Resource Council Community Partnership

New Madrid County Missouri Mentoring Partnership

Newhouse Battered Women's Shelter

Niles Home for Children

Nurses for Newborns

Our Lady's Inn

Ozark Family Resource Agency

Parenting Life Skills Center

ParentLink

Parents as Teachers National Office

PIN

Polk County Health Center

Pooh Kids Daycare

Powerhouse Community Development Corp.

Pregnancy Care Center

Project Teams Missouri

Rainbow House

Randolph County Caring Community Partnership

Randolph County Health Department

Riverways PRC

Safe Family Coaltion RDI

Seeds of Faith Preschool

Smith-Cotton

South East Division Royal Rangers

Spofford Home

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

St. Joseph Youth Alliance

St. Louis Arc

Strictly Pediatrics

Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center

Teddy Bear Academy

The Alliance of SWMO

The Child Center, Inc.

The Community Partnership

The Kid Konnection Inc.

The Ozarks YMCA

Triality, Inc.

Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit

Ujamaa Community Development Corporation

United Way/Sucess By 6

Unitedway of Southwest MO

University of Missouri

Vision for Children at Risk

Whole Kids Outreach

Youth In Need

YWCA


To explore further

To Explore Further

It is easy to create your own account and explore the content of the courses at:

www.ctfalliance.org/onlinetraining

Contact me if you have questions, concerns or ideas:

[email protected]


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