Each training is content-rich, interactive with opportunity for networking.
Strategies provides technical assistance to individuals and organizations on a wide range of topics.

Welcome to Strategies

Strategies is a nationally recognized alliance of experienced trainers, organizational development coaches, facilitators, and support staff providing training, coaching, facilitation, and technical assistance for community-based organizations, county agencies, and networks. Strategies’ focus is child abuse and neglect prevention and early intervention.

Strategies has offices across California in Butte, Ventura, and Orange Counties. Our diverse and committed staff provides individual attention and hands-on, real-world learning to help organizations reach their professional goals. We provide services using methods that are research-based, people-centered, experiential, and adapt to situation and culture.

Strategies can assist family strengthening organizations, agencies, and networks with achieving staff skill development, individualized learning objectives they may not be able to accomplish without assistance, increasing capacity, enhancing sustainability, uniting staff in achieving common goals, and motivating leaders.


The California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP), established Strategies in 1997 to provide outreach, education dissemination, training, and technical assistance to enhance the capacity of California organizations in preventing child abuse and neglect.

Please visit:
California Department of Social Services

Office of Child Abuse Prevention


  • “I enjoyed the webinar section that detailed information about teen development and the impacts of traumatic stress on their developing systems—I also really enjoyed the analogy of the movie clips showing how to lead or not lead a traumatized horse into a trailer successfully.”

    Utilizing a Trauma Informed Approach With At-Risk Youth (Webinar), November 2014
  • The best part about this training was the “opportunity for other agencies to work together in group activities and share services they offer to solidify interaction and connection with partner agencies.”

    Integrating the Protective Factors Framework: MAPPing a Plan, September 2014
  • “The ACE test redirected my view on what we all go through and it’s also the reason why I do what I do, to improve the world around me and make a difference.”

    Strengthening Families: An Introduction to the Protective Factors, September 2014
  • “I’m going away with a goal to actively think of 2-3 strengths of my client(s) during each encounter and find a way to appropriately / relatively relate these strengths to them.”

    Case Management, November 2013
  • “I will use this information to implement it in the classroom, inviting fathers to be more engaging on the children’s life.”

    Parent Engagement: Why Father’s Matter, November 2013
  • “I will share this  with my co-workers so we can work together to be a support system for children & families. [I learned to] be more aware of red flags don’t be afraid to make referrals.”


    “Training was very helpful in learning how to implement of trauma informed approach to client services.”

    Trauma Informed Practices for Children Exposed to Family Violence, December 2013
  • “The information will be used during office appointments and while working with offenders to help develop change in key factors, such as criminal thinking, peer associations, etc.”

    Realignment Summit, September 2013
  • “With the families I work with and the class I teach I can use the activities and the five steps that we learned today to improve the families’ lives.”

    Strengthening Families: An Introduction to the Protective Factors, September 2013
  • “I thoroughly enjoyed the Cultural Proficiency Training. It was applicable to what I do and how I do it. I really appreciated the consistently positive nature of the training and the trainers. I believe that all of the staff [at the Department of Behavioral Health] could benefit from this outstanding training. This is one of the best trainings that I have attended in my 25 years at Behavioral Health. Thanks.”

    Cultural Proficiency, November 2013
  • “[We] appreciated how the training was laid out; stress and vicarious trauma being talked about first in order to establish a base line understanding.  Also, showing the difference in personal and professional impacts that vicarious trauma can have in our lives.  For myself, it helped to be in the room with my staff to see and hear their reactions and feedback to these topics as well as allow for an opportunity to have follow-up discussions with them. “

    Survive and Thrive, July 2013
  • “Strategies made a difference in our Family Resource Center. By strengthening our Family Resource Center you strengthened our community. Thank you so much.”

    FRC Director — Technical Assistance Recipient
  • “General feedback [from participants] was positive with kudos given to the [Strategies] facilitator for creating an engaging, interactive, thought-provoking and open process for participants to develop and hold rich conversations to help develop buy-in and outcomes that the group can rally around as a Collaborative. The sessions also created an ‘ah-ha’ moment as participants had to learn how to think about challenges from a different framework.”

    West Oakland Community Collaborative, Spring 2013

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