Welcome to Family Strengthening!

Almost every parent desires to care well for their children, but some are trying to accomplish that task with very minimal support, making it difficult to succeed. Family strengthening is a way for us to support these parents, show them that we believe in their ability, and empower them to raise their children to adulthood. In this eCourse, you will learn how to identify families that need support, build relationships with the families, work with a family to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and create a care plan and deliver services.  

Online Course Content will open on October 10.

Hybrid eCourse Live Meeting Dates: 

Tuesdays, 6-7pm EST / 11pm-midnight UTC

Week 1: October 17

Week 2: October 24

Week 3: October 31

Week 4: November 7

Week 5: November 14

What You Can Expect

CAFO Certificate of


Earn a CAFO Certificate of Completion by which CAFO stands behind your commitment to learn, grow in, and apply best practices and wisdom-guided.

Editable, Logo-Free

Tools and Templates

Use our editable, logo-free templates to help you make a plan of action for how you can improve the quality of service you provide. These free introductory tools are accessible to any organization or advocate.  

Discussion and Ongoing Collaboration with a Community of Peers

Connect with others in the field to reflect on topics, problem-solve, discuss next steps, and highlights relevant resources for further investigation both during and after the conclusion of the course via a peer learning community.

This course is closed for enrollment.

The Core Elements of Success in OVC Care

This eCourse is part of the Core Elements of Success in OVC Care program. It is targeted toward supporting NGOs serving vulnerable children and families as they develop and engage in partnerships with government agencies, other NGOs, churches, and other stakeholders, but principles may apply more broadly.

Ideally, it will be used in conjunction with the Core Elements Self-Assessment and other Core Elements eCourses.

This eCourse can be completed on your own, with a partner or as a team. We believe that teams learning together is where growth begins, and we are here to support you in your process of equipping your team to care well for vulnerable children and families.