Tuesday, October 29, 2019 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.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: This course is eligible for WV STARS continuing education credit. STARS professionals who include an accurate STARS number on registration form will be enrolled in that system by the trainer.

Note: Professionals in fields of social work, nursing, counseling and all others outside of the early care and education system will receive a general certifcate showing contact hours and learning objectives, in the event they wish to submit documentation to their specific licensing boards as an individual learning experience.

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 $80 per participant). Please write "SFWV 10-29-19" in the check memo, and mail no later than October 22 to attention of Connie Kinsey, TEAM for WV Children, PO Box 1653, Huntington, WV 25717.

This training is offered with support from the Benedum Foundation and the Team for WV Children.

Buffet lunch will be served.