CSSP’s Cailin O’Connor shares her thoughts on the upcoming Together for Families: Strong Families, Promising Futures summit, taking place on October 15-17, 2018, in Cleveland, OH and co-hosted by CSSP, NFSN, and the Greater Cleveland Family Strengthening Network. Here’s an excerpt from her latest blog, posted in full on the Be Strong Families website.
“It’s like a college seminar for your brain, and a family reunion for your heart.” That’s how my colleague Francie Zimmerman described the Strengthening Families Summit held in Chicago in 2014 – the fourth national summit for the movement built around the Protective Factors Framework. My organization, the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), hasn’t organized a Summit since then, due to staffing and funding changes. So I leapt at the opportunity to co-host a new national conference with the National Family Support Network (NFSN). My brain has been brimming over with ideas and questions I want to discuss with others who care about helping families to build protective factors, and my heart can’t wait to connect with all of the wonderful people who share that passion and are doing the work every day in their communities and states….
Cailin O’Connor is a Senior Associate at CSSP.