The National Family Support Network Presentation
On Wednesday November 17, 2021, we were so pleased to welcome Andrew Russo, Co-Founder & Director of the National Family Support Network, along with our own Lori Borysewicz, from Plymouth, and Gail Nolan from Bloomfield who represent Connecticut’s Member Network.
Founded in 2011, the National Family Support Network (NFSN) is a membership-based organization comprised of state Networks of two or more Family Resource Centers, working together within a collective impact framework to ensure coordinated quality support for families.
The NFSN currently has 35 member networks, comprised of more than 3,000 Family Support and Strengthening organizations, representing the great geographical and demographic diversity of the nation.
The workshop focused on promoting family support best practice and evaluation – Raising awareness of what quality family support is and promoting a common language, standards, and evaluation of it through the implementation of the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support.
These Standards integrate and operationalize the Principles of Family Support Practice with the Strengthening Families Framework and its research-based evidence-informed 5 Protective Factors.
As the Collective continues its work regarding parent engagement and leadership opportunities, if you missed this learning opportunity, we hope you will watch the full recording of the lively and dynamic conversation using the link provided below.