Find out about educational events & training opportunities.

Here you’ll find a listing of our Events and Training Sessions as well as important Alliance Resources. Be sure to check back each week for new Events and Training Sessions.

 

 

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Upcoming Events & Training

Oct 18
Shared Training

Pre-Summit Training: Opportunities Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support

For more information, please visit the registration link.

This full-day certification training on the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support details how the Principles of Family Support Practice and the Strengthening Families Approach, with its research-based, evidence-informed 5 Protective Factors, can be applied together to enhance work with families.  Whether you are setting up a new program or strengthening an existing one, the Standards provide a blueprint for implementing best practice.

When

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Where

TBD
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Ticket Prices

$85-$100

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Oct 18
Shared Training

Pre-Summit Training Opportunities: Developing and Sustaining Effective Parent Advisory Committees

Please visit registration link for more information.

A Parent Advisory Committee is a leadership group of program participants that provides input, guidance and feedback to a program on a regular basis.  An active Parent Advisory Committee can be a highly effective method of supporting meaningful parent engagement, developing parent leadership skills and supporting a program’s success.

Yet many programs report struggling with managing Parent Advisory Committees.  This training was developed to address these challenges and maximize the potential of Parent Advisory Committees.  Whether programs are exploring setting up a new Parent Advisory Committee, or seeking to strengthen an existing one, this training will provide staff with strategies and tools.

When

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Where

TBD
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Ticket Prices

$85-$100

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Oct 19-20
Shared Training

National Summit on the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support

For more information, please visit the registration link.  

This is a unique opportunity to gather with colleagues from across the country to focus on quality practice with families through the implementation of the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support.

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.  They are used as a tool for planning, providing and assessing quality practice by public departments, foundations, networks, community-based organizations and families.

This summit is an opportunity for national, state and local policymakers, public departments, Children’s Trust Fund directors, private funders, Network leaders, Family Support and Strengthening program directors, managers and direct service staff.

When

Thursday, October 19, 2017 – Friday, October 20, 2017

Where

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Phoenix Biltmore, Santa Cruz Room
2630 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Ticket Prices

$150-$200

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Oct 25
Alliance Event

Certification Training on the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support

This is a Maricopa Family Support Alliance member-only event.
Registration for this event is now closed.

The Maricopa Family Support Alliance is offering a full-day certification training on the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support.  The Standards detail how the 9 Principles of Family Support and the Strengthening Families Approach, with its evidence-informed 5 Protective Factors, can be applied together to enhance your work with families.  Whether you are setting up a new program or strengthening an existing one, the Standards provide a blueprint for implementing best practice.

Topics Covered:

  • Overview of the Premises and Principles of Family Support
  • Overview of the 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?
  • Embracing Diversity—How can staff and families embrace the many facets of diversity?
  • Community Building—How can programs and families build strong communities?
  • Evaluation—How do we know how well our programs are serving families?

Interested in attending?

  • Participants are encouraged to come as a team of 2 or more people. This may include Executive Directors, Supervisors and Direct Service Staff, as each has a key role to play in implementing the Standards effectively.
  • Participants who complete the full session will receive certificates from the Maricopa Family Support Alliance that are valid for two years.
  • The cost per participant is $50 (includes snacks, coffee and other drinks, lunch and all materials). This cost is subsidized by MFSA—the full cost for this training is $120 per person.

 

Presented By:
  • Maricopa Family Support Alliance
When

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where

Bustoz Professional Learning Center
2020 E. Carson Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85282

Ticket Prices

$50

Nov 03
Alliance Event

All Member Meeting

Please RSVP by November 1, 2017 for each individual planning to attend.

As you may recall, in November 2016 Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust provided the MFSA with a unique opportunity to partner with the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) in an effort to more closely examine and understand our network through the lens of community resiliency. In doing so, MFSA has the ability to strengthen its impact and build greater social cohesion among member organizations—ultimately leading to better serving families.

This work included a member survey on the state of the MFSA network, as well as a facilitated brainstorming workshop to identify areas of need in the community that could be solved through increased collaboration. From this, utility assistance was identified as one barrier faced by many limited-income families in Maricopa County. MFSA members, along with other community leaders, came together to work in a cross-sector effort to identify resilience-building strategies within the utility assistance system.

This November, ISC will join us to discuss the progress made since January’s brainstorming workshop and to help deploy the network survey among members again this year.

This promises to not only inform us about the survey process and all the community resilience work that has been accomplished over the last year, but will also provide the chance to participate in a discussion on building and strengthening our network.

We look forward to seeing you!

Want to learn more about MFSA? Come early to our pre-All Member Meeting orientation (8:30 – 9:00). Just email info@maricopafamilysupportalliance.orgso we know to expect you.

 

Presented By:
  • Maricopa Family Support Alliance
When

Friday, November 03, 2017
9:00 am – 11:30 am

Where

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
1202 E. Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85014

Ticket Prices

Free

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Nov 09
Alliance Event

Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support Re-Certification Training

Time to renew your certification on the Standards?  Register for this members-only training.

Please note registration closes Friday, October 20, 2017.

Please plan to bring your Standards training binders from the last time you took the training as you will utilize the Standards workbook in the training.  If you do not have your Standards training binder, please choose the registration option that includes the cost of a new binder.

This interactive training is for those previously certified on the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support.  Participants will review the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support and explore their continued application in their work with families.

All those who were previously certified on the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support should attend.  Participants who complete the full session will receive a certificate from the National Family Support Network that is valid for two years.  Participants from programs are highly encouraged to come as teams with Executive Directors, Managers, Coordinators and Direct Service Staff, as each has a key role to play in implementing the Standards effectively.

Continental breakfast, lunch and materials are included.  Check-in, networking and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 AM.  The training will begin promptly at 9:00 AM and doors will close at that time.  Please plan accordingly, as latecomers will not receive certificates.

Presented By:
  • Maricopa Family Support Alliance
When

Thursday, November 09, 2017
8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Where

Family Involvement Center
5333 N. 7th Street, Suite A-100
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Ticket Prices

$25-$55

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Feb 02
Alliance Event

Save the Date! All Member Meeting

Presented By:
  • Maricopa Family Support Alliance
When

Friday, February 02, 2018
9:00 am – 11:30 am

Where

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
1202 E. Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Ticket Prices

Free

May 04
Alliance Event

Save the Date! All Member Meeting

Presented By:
  • Maricopa Family Support Alliance
When

Friday, May 04, 2018
9:00 am – 11:30 am

Where

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
1202 E. Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Ticket Prices

Free