Strengthening Families Georgia

Strengthening Families Georgia (SFG) represents a multi-disciplinary partnership of nearly 50 national, state and local, and public and private organizations dedicated to embedding five research-based Protective Factors into services and supports for children and their families. SFG is funded by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families (GOCF) through the Federal Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Grant Program. The Georgia Association on Young Children (GAYC), state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), administers SFG and chairs the SFG Leadership Team and Partnership.

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FAMILIES
1. How would Strengthening Families Georgia benefit me? Refer to the tip sheets for parents located at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/guide.pdf, Chapter 5.

a. Parents can bounce back – Parental Resilience
b. Parents have friends – Social Connections
c. Parents know how children grow and learn – Knowledge of Child Development
d. Parents know where to turn for help – Concrete Support in Times of Need
e. Children learn to talk about and handle feelings – Social and Emotional Competence of Children

2. How do I get involved in Strengthening Families Georgia?

a. Learn about Parent Cafes: http://www.cssp.org/community/constituents-co-invested-in-change/community-and-parent-cafes
b. Attend Strengthening Families Georgia training: Training calendars will be available soon.
c. Learn about Parent Leadership: http://friendsnrc.org/ and
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Documents/Parent%20Leadership%20Manual%20REVISED.pdf

PROFESSIONALS
1. How would Strengthening Families Georgia benefit me?

a. Implement evidence-based strategies to support safe and stable families: http://www.cssp.org/reform/strengthening-families

2. How do I get involved in Strengthening Families Georgia? Contact SFG State Coordinator to learn how to:

a. Attend Strengthening Families Georgia training
b. Become a SFG Supporter
c. Become part of the SFG Partnership which meets twice yearly
d. Become a SFG Trainer

3. What are the expected outcomes?

a. Network with other child-serving professionals
b. Access to state and national strategies to support safe and stable families
c. Embed the Strengthening Families Framework of Protective Factors into your organizational practices

 

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“This project was supported in part by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Community Based Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CFDA 93.590).  Points of view or opinions stated in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Community Based Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CFDA 93.590).”