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.

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  • 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… 

  • SAVE THE DATE

    "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… 

  • Watch THE RAISING OF AMERICA

    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… 

How to Report Child Abuse & Negelct

If you suspect child abuse, MANDATED REPORTERS MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES:     Immediately call Child Welfare Services

San Luis Obispo County:   805.781.5437

Santa Barbara County:  800.367.0166   

Ventura County: 805.654.3200 

Understanding the Child Welfare System in CA:  Understanding the Child Welfard System in CA 2009

If you are a reporting as Mandatory  Reporter, complete and file aSuspected Child Abuse Report Form #SS8572.

  • Retain a “readable” copy of the SCAR Report.
  • YOU are responsible for making this report. DO NOT ALLOW your supervisor/principal to make the report for you or assume because another co-worker has some of the same information that they will make the report.
  • Do not attempt to investigate, interview or interfere with the information you hold
  • Remember that you are to report SUSPECTED abuse – you are not required to have witnessed or have complete proof of the incident. You are obligated by law to report what you observe or what you are told that caused suspicion that a child is being physically, sexually, emotionally abused or being neglected. When in doubt, call CWS or law enforcement and get their input about the scope of your report.
 

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