The mission of the Center for Family Strengths is to support families by informing community-based services that promote and sustain family systems. The Center for Family Strengths facilitates family, worker, supervisor and agency training; promotes research and evaluation; and disseminates information for best practices that support family centered practice. Objectives:
- The CFS will provide training opportunities for those committed to providing services that seek to prevent child and adult maltreatment and promote healthy families.
- The CFS will serve as a clearinghouse for the dissemination or research and best practices in family services.
- The CFS will function as a support unit for faculty research, program evaluation and technical assistance in the areas of family support and family centered program design and practice.
The center will:
- conduct at least one state-wide or regional training symposium annually for family preservation and prevention service workers and supervisors;
- maintain a website to disseminate information on best practices for family centered and support services;
- edit and publish a journal focused on family centered and support services;
- offer at least one training session annually for local and regional family-based service workers and supervisors; and
- provide administrative support for at least one grant-writing project for faculty and/or family experts pursuing grants for research and development in family centered, family preservation, or wraparound services