Partnering with the New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, The Foundling was proud to launch our Strong Families and Communities Training Center in October of 2020. The three core areas The SFC Training Center focuses on include: trainings and technical assistance for youth and family peer advocates, implementation support for evidence-based practices, and coalition building and community engagement. These areas equip, support, and train front-line social service workers and community members with best practice techniques and approaches to make an impact in the communities they serve across The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.
Our trainings with youth and family peer advocates allow for open discussion and provide a forum where questions can be answered on a diverse set of topics. No matter which service is offered by The SFC Training Center, community voices shape what we offer. We incorporate these voices through listening sessions and community feedback with trained community organizers.