Families Thrive Virtual: Protective and Promotive Factors to Enhance Thriving for Children, Youth & Families

Youth in Focus

Families Thrive brings together the latest research on child development, brain biology, and the impact of trauma on development to help young people, parents, caregivers and professionals understand and respond to youth and their caretakers in ways that increase engagement and the likelihood of healthy developmental outcomes.

An integrated curriculum combining CSSP’s Strengthening Families™ and Youth Thrive™, Families Thrive devotes a module to each of the protective and promotive factors – knowledge of child development, social connections, cognitive & social/emotional competence, concrete supports in times of need, and resilience – and teaches practical techniques for applying the framework in programs, practices, and communities.

This training is offered as a virtual course scheduled for 3.5 hours each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between January 6 through February 19, 2021. Please click here for the complete detailed class schedule. 

The week before Families Thrive classes begin, students attend a 1.5-hour Introduction to Technology class. Students attending the TOT track also attend a 2-hour Introduction to the TOT Course. For this virtual experience, class days have been shortened and are designed with frequent breaks to support virtual engagement.