Strengthening Families Georgia: Georgia’s Child-Serving Agencies – Concrete Resources in Times of Need is a ready reference to the most familiar services of each of the agencies profiled in the document.

Voices for Georgia’s Children
Voices provides legislative advocacy and awareness of children’s issues in the state of Georgia. They support policy that helps children grow up safe, healthy, educated, connected to their family and community, and employable. www.Georgiavoices.org

New Brain Development Course for BFTS Credit

The Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS) announced the launch of Build My Brain, an online course focused on the importance of early childhood development. It is collaborative effort between GEEARS, the State of Georgia’s child-serving agencies, and the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. The goal is to identify how the science of early childhood development can be applied to policies and services for the birth-to-five population to advance the Governor’s mission to have every GA child reading on grade level by the end of third grade.

General information on Strengthening Families:2016_SFG_Poster_11x17_FINAL 6-27-16

Extensive additional information on each of the Protective Factors is available at www.strengtheningfamilies.net

Tools for Implementing Strengthening Families:

  • Sample of Strengthening Families Protective Factor Survey: The Protective Factors Survey was developed by the FRIENDS National Resource Center to measure changes in parental protective factors. It is a pre-post evaluation tool for use with caregivers receiving child maltreatment prevention services. For more information also visit the FRIENDS NRC website listed above. https://friendsnrc.org/protective-factors-survey
  • The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds (Alliance) has developed a free online training tool: Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work—A Resource For Action. http://ctfalliance.org/onlinetraining.htm