Center for Family Strengthening is dedicated to strengthening families through education and advocacy. The center partners with family support organizations in San Luis Obispo County to provide resources to families in need, protect children from abuse and neglect, and ensure that strong families are a community priority.

Helping families thrive.
  • Center for Family Strengthening recognized in SLO Tribune

    In a recent Tribune article, Postpartum depression: Symptoms, risk factors and resources for mothers, Center for Family Strengthening was recognized for its postpartum depression support services in SLO County. Over 500 pregnant and… Read more… 


    "A Trauma Informed SLO"Featuring Gabriella Grant - Executive Director, California Center of Excellence for Trauma Informed Care. Gabriella Grant is a leader in the field of Trauma Informed Care. She trains professionals, in all disciplines,… Read more… 


    Why do we, as a nation, make it so hard for children to thrive, and how can we do better? Watch the 5-part documentary series THE RAISING OF AMERICA to… Read more… 

  • Coastal Family Resource Fair

    Come learn about what resources are available in your community and begin planning your child’s summer activities while enjoying a free BBQ dinner and fun activities. For Los Osos & Morro… Read more… 

Child Abuse Prevention Academy


 Thank you Joan Sargen and Community Counseling Center for your support of the 2015 Child Abuse Prevention Academy





2014  Child Abuse Prevention Academy Hand-Outs 

Click the links below to download the Power Point Hand-Outs

San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services 2014 Presentation:  CWS2014

California Child Abuse Reporting Law Presentation:   CAPSLO Mandated Reporter – 2014

 Nisha Abdul  Cader M.D.   Power Point  Presentation CAA Medical Aspects of Child Abuse 14.04





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