Standards of Quality Certification Training:

Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM EDT
Friday, May 7, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Training is Thursday 9:00am to 5:00 pm 

Friday 9:00am to 1:00 pm



Maria Doyle 
NH Children's Trust and Family Support NH 



This is an online event. 


 Family Support NH and New Hampshire Children's Trust invite you to

Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support Certification Training

 How can we work with families most effectively?

What does it mean to be a quality Family Strengthening and Support program?

How can Programs use the Standards to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion?


The newly-revised nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Suppport are used across the country by public departments, foundations, networks, community-based organizations, and families as a tool for planning, providing, and assessing quality practice.  

Based on the Principles of Family Support Practice and the Strengthening Families Framework and its research-based evidence-informed 5 Protective Factors, the Standards have created a common language across different kinds of Family Strengthening and Family Support programs such as Family Resource Centers, home visiting programs, and child development programs.

The Certification Training details how the Standards can enhance work with families. Whether you are program staff setting up a new program or strengthening an existing one, the Standards provide a blueprint for implementing best practice. In follow up surveys at 3 months and 9 months after the Certification Training, more than 91% of respondents indicated that the Standards enhanced their Program's work with families.

Participants who successfully complete the training will receive a certificate from the National Family Support Network, valid for two years. More than 9,400 people have successfully completed the Certification Training to date in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

Topics Covered:

  • History of the Family Support Field
  • Principles of Family Support Practice
  • Strengthening Families Approach and its 5 Protective Factors
  • Family Centeredness - How can we develop and implement a program that is centered on the needs of families?
  • Family Strengthening - How can we help families to build upon their strengths for achieving success?
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - How can staff and families value, respect, and embrace families’ diversity, and advance equity and inclusion?
  • Community Strengthening - How can programs and families build strong communities?
  • Evaluation - How do we know how well our programs are serving families?


Recommended Participants:

Management and direct service staff in the Family Support and Strengthening field. Teams of Executive Directors, Managers, Coordinators, and Direct Service staff are highly encouraged to participate together, because each has a key role to play in implementing the Standards effectively.



If you are affliated with a program that is a member of Family Support NH OR are a member of the Wellness and Primary Prevention Council you need to enter an access code and then click "Apply" to attend at no cost to you.  Please see your program director or contact Maria Doyle to receive the code. 

Those who do not qualify for a promo code can attend for a fee of $100- paid to Family Support NH (address provided at registration). 

Participants who complete the full session will receive a certificate from the National Family Support Network that is valid for two years.  

A participant manual will be sent to address you specify, during registration.  You must have your manual with you at the training.    


The trainings will begin promptly at 9:00 AM, those arriving late, may not qualify for certification.  


Register Now!Founded in 2011, the National Family Support Network is a membership-based organization comprised of statewide networks that focus on strengthening and supporting families

The preparation of this project was financed under a contract with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of New Hampshire and/or such other funding sources as were available or required.