Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

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St. John XXIII Pastoral Center 
100 Hodges Road
Charleston, WV 25314

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"Strong Roots & Good Soil:

Your Work with Parents, Children and 

Protective Factors" - Charleston, WV

Since the introduction of the Strengthening Families approach, advances in knowledge have deepened our understanding about child development and behavior, developmental impacts of trauma, and pathways to child and family well-being. We now know that families gain what they need to be successful when key protective factors are robust in their lives and communities.

 West Virginia’s Strengthening Families orientation training is highly interactive and focuses on ways for workers to “enrich the soil” of positive relationships and everyday actions, to build “strong roots” for child and family well-being.

 Learning Goals:

 1.  Early care and education providers, home visitors, caseworkers and others will learn about the Strengthening Families Approach and the Five Protective Factors, and why they are important to healthy child development.

 2.  The participant will learn the importance of the role of the Early Care & Education providers in helping families to build the protective factors through simple everyday actions, resulting in stronger families and communities.

 3.  The participant will be equipped to use specific approaches to enhance positive interactions and relationships with parents and caregivers, and to strengthen protective factors in children and families.

Application is being submitted for WV STARS continuing education credit. CEU’s pending approval from the Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health for Nursing through the WV Board of Examiners for Registered Nurses, License # WV1999-0297RN, Social Work through the WV Board of Social Work Examiners, License # 490089.

A $25 nonrefundable course fee, payable by check to TEAM for WV Children, is required for registration approval. This fee is necessary to offset cost of lunch and take-home resources (valued at $60 per participant). Please write "SFWV Strong Roots 8-16-18" in the check memo, and mail no later than August 5 to attention of Connie Kinsey, TEAM for WV Children, PO Box 1653, Huntington, WV 25717.

This training is offered with support from the West Virginia Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health through combined funding from federal Project Launch, Home Visitation and Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems grants.

Participants will also receive a Strengthening Families Tote Bag and Toolkit  that includes resource guides, and materials to demonstrate protective factors to families and community members.
  • Buffet lunch will be served.