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National Family Support Network Forum
May 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm$170
How can we collectively support the advancement of our nation’s families?
How can Family Support and Strengthening Networks be effective vehicles for doing so?
How can your work connect with, leverage, and support Family Support and Strengthening Programs and Networks?
The Forum will build on the Advancing the Family Support and Strengthening Field Project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and focus attention on the need to support and strengthen families in every state.
The Forum is designed for key stakeholders working at the systems and policy levels such as national, state, and local policymakers, public departments, Children’s Trust Fund staff, private funders, Family Support and Strengthening Network leaders and representatives, and national nonprofit organizations (up to 3 participants per organization).
- Center for the Study of Social Policy – Strengthening Families
- National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds
- ZERO TO THREE
- Dr. Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau
- Off to a Great Start Policy Brief – Shriver Center
- Supporting Families through Public Private Partnership: Overview of the Allegheny County Family Support Center Network
- Marc Cherna, Allegheny County Department of Human Services
- Michelle Figlar, Heinz Endowments
- Funders Huddle
- Interactive exploration of NFSN Member Networks
We welcome to share this invitation with your colleagues and contacts as well.
Founded in 2011, the National Family Support Network (NFSN) is a membership-based organization comprised of statewide networks of two or more Family Support and Strengthening programs, such as Family Resource Centers, working together within a collective impact framework to ensure coordinated quality support for families. As the United States’ coordinating body for Family Strengthening & Support networks, the NFSN currently has 24 member networks, comprised of more than 3,000 Family Support and Strengthening organizations, representing the great geographical and demographic diversity of the nation.
These Family Support and Strengthening organizations work with families across the country in a multi-generational, family-centered approach to enhance parenting skills, foster the healthy development and well-being of children, youth, and families, prevent child abuse, increase school readiness, connect families to resources, develop parent and community leadership, engage males and fathers, support healthy marital and couples relationships, and promote family economic success.
The mission of the NFSN is to promote positive outcomes for all children, families, and communities by leveraging the collective impact of state networks and championing quality family support and family strengthening practices and policies. www.nationalfamilysupportnetwo