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Foundational Resources and Affiliations

California Family Resource Association

Advocates for the programs, policies, and resources that enable Family Resource Centers (FRCs) and Networks to better serve families and communities.

Become a member and register for updates.

Strengthening Families Framework

Includes five factors research found to prevent child neglect and maltreatment and, therefore, to promote children’s wellbeing:

  • Parental Resilience
  • Social Connections
  • Concrete Supports
  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
  • Social-Emotional Competence of Children 

Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support

Nationally-adopted tool for planning, providing, and assessing quality practice. The standards are organized into five areas of practice: family centeredness; family strengthening; diversity, equity, and inclusion; community strengthening; and evaluation.


Offers training and technical assistance as well as the California Clearinghouse for evidence-based practices. It is funded by the California Office of Child Abuse Prevention.