The Strengthening Families frame work is an Effective Approach to Supporting Families and Communities based on evidence that when five key protective factors are present: we can prevent child abuse and promote optimal healthy growth & development of children.
The Strengthening Families Georgia Training of Trainers
2023 Dates to Be Announced Soon
June 27 & 28, 2022 from 9am to 4pm each day
In-Person at Georgia State University’s Atlanta Campus
Upon successful completion of this program trainers will be approved to provide SFG trainings on all Five Protective Factors and the SFG Overview (6 trainings total).
In-Person June 27th and 28th from 9am to 4pm each day
Application open April 1st and are due April 29th. Participants will be notified of acceptance by Friday, May 26th.
There is a $25 charge that will be collected after acceptance into the TOT that will cover the cost of lunch and snacks. Participants are responsible for paying for their own parking (there are a variety of parking options within a few blocks of the location- parking recommendations will be provided).
- Be part of an agency/organization that provides training to staff or external partners OR be a DECAL approved trainer
- Minimum bachelors degree or equivalent work experience
- Minimum 2 years experience as a trainer
- Resume required, please submit with application
- Priority will be given to professionals affiliated with family and child serving organizations
3 SFG trainings must be offered by you free of charge within 1 year of completing the TOT. Trainers must use SFG’s sign-in and evaluation forms and submit them to SFG for each training delivered. SFG will not be able to provide hard copies for trainings. Permission granted to offer SFG trainings for 5 years upon successful completion of initial year.
What Are the Five Protective Factors?
The Protective Factors provide a common framework for collaboration that is intentional, purposeful, and focused on promoting optimal development of young children and strengthening their families.
- Parental Resilience
Parents Can Bounce Back
- Social Connections
Parents Have Friends
- Knowledge of Child Development
Parents Know How Children Grow and Learn
- Concrete Support in Times of Need
Parents Know Where to Turn for Help
- Social and Emotional Competence of Children
Children Learn to Talk About and Handle Feelings
The in-person training is limited to 25 participants and the training space is large, allowing for social distancing. Per GSU’s policy, we ask that any non-vaccinated attendee wear a mask.
Dr. Pat Minish
BFTS, Advanced Level 3 Trainer
Application Open April 1st and are Due April 29, 2022.
Space is limited and submission of this application does not indicate acceptance into the training. You will receive an email on May 26th to indicate acceptance and give further details. Please contact SFG@gsu.edu with any questions.
This project was supported in part by the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services and 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 Department of Human Services, 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).