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.

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California Department of Social Services

Office of Child Abuse Prevention


  • “I learned a lot in the group. I know how important I am in my children’s life and how a few simple steps that I can take will last a lifetime.”

    Carpentaria Father Project Group, Spring 2013
  • “I will change my services for children and families by listening for the details to look for any red flags and encourage families for positive actions I know they do.”

    Introduction to Strengthening Families: A Protective Factors Framework, November 2014
  • “The Protective Factors training reconfirmed that what I am doing in my job is important and is of value to my families.”

    Introduction to Strengthening Families: A Protective Factors Framework, November 2014
  • “I will make modifications or changes to my programs to see how we can collaborate more with community resources to meet all 5 Protective Factors for families.”

    Strengthening Families & 5 Protective Factors Framework 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
Strengthening Families California

Strengthening Families California

Across California, a broad range of communities and organizations are working together to prevent child abuse and neglect through implementation of Strengthening Families™, a Protective Factors Framework.
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Supporting Father Involvement

Supporting Father Involvement

Supporting Father Involvement (SFI) is committed to the enhancement and strengthening of services to children and families through supporting the involvement of appropriate fathers in their lives.
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Technical Assistance and Customized Training

Technical Assistance and Customized Training

Strategies is pleased to announce the availability of technical assistance to assist with strengthening families and communities in California. If your program, agency or collaborative is seeking assistance with increasing the effectiveness of services and practice for the prevention of child abuse and neglect, we encourage you to apply for technical assistance.
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Latest Projects and Publications

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