Centers of Excellence
The Strong Families and Communities Center
Drawing on decades of experience supporting children and families in New York City, our Strong Families and Communities Center provides targeted training and resources to social service professionals – allowing them to make the greatest impact in their communities.
The Strong Families and Communities Center works with child and family-centered organizations and agencies to provide instruction on effective parenting models and peer mentorship techniques – building their capacity to support families in their community. Through our work, we aim to expand access and availability of evidence-based and evidence-backed parenting support models, particularly for groups at high risk of negative outcomes: young parents, parents with mental illness or substance misuse, or parents of children experiencing social-emotional difficulties.
Our parenting trainings provide educators, mental health professionals, case workers, and other family support staff with insight and knowledge on evidence-based interventions and techniques to best support the children and parents they serve. Our trainings on family and youth support are particularly geared to inform the work of peer advocates working in New York City’s new DOHMH-contracted Family and Youth Peer Support (FYPS) programs.