Friday March 15, 2019

Time: 9:00AM-3:00PM

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Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke, MA

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Online registration only: www.cdedu.us/QRIS

Course Level: Introductory

Audience: Mixed

QRIS StandardCategory 4: Family and Community Engagement

Core CompetencyArea 3 - Partnering with Families and Communities

CEU: 0.5

Lead Agency: 


             Sponsored in part by the           Department of Early Education and Care


Strengthening Families and the

Five Protective Factors

The Strengthening Families approach was developed by The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) after conducting research on early care and education programs across the country. Starting in 2001, the CSSP began documenting the role early education and care programs can have in the reduction of child abuse and neglect. As a result of this study, a new framework and approach to the prevention of abuse and neglect emerged.  The researchers found a positive link between good early childhood education and care programs and the reduction of abuse and neglect. This training will include a history of the Strengthening Families Approach, risk and protective factors, strategies to support families, and the early childhood educator self-assessment.

The specific measurement tool for this training will be provided to all educators who successfully complete the training.


Instructor: IEPD

The Institute for Education and Professional Development

Contact for more Information:

Nicole MIles
QRIS Measurement Tools Courses