Services & Programs

PCAC uses the Strengthening Families approach by building Five Protective Factors in families:

  • Nurturing & Attachment
    Developing a bond of strong, warm feelings with my child
  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
    Understanding how children grow and develop and applying effective, nonviolent discipline techniques
    appropriate to my child’s age and level of development. 
  • Parental Resilience
    Gaining an awareness of my own challenges in parenting and learning ways to handle everyday stressors
    and recover from an occasional crisis.
  • Social Connections
    Feeling encouraged and supported in facing the daily challenges of raising a family.
  • Concrete Supports
    Learning about community resources such as child care, health care, education, counseling, housing,
    or food that help me ensure the health and well-being of my child. Being a parent is one of the most
    difficult jobs there is, but raising healthy, well-functioning children is one of the greatest contributions
    a parent can make to society. Parenting is a learned process which results from a combination of having
    a positive role model for parenting, strong support in the learning process, and access to accurate, helpful information.

Amador-Calaveras Perinatal Wellness Coalition
Family Strengthening Training


Strategies 2.0 offers free training, consultation (previously known as technical assistance), peer learning, and other professional development opportunities both in-person and online. Our services are designed to help organizations and individuals develop the skills, organizational structure, and collaborative relationships necessary to mitigate the risk factors of child abuse and neglect.

Strategies 2.0 applies innovative approaches to promote training and professional development for the family strengthening field. Trainings are designed to:

  • Reflect current research-based practices within the field.
  • Incorporate advances in learning methodology, including shared learning, group participation, reflection, and interactive dialogue.
  • Provide strength-based approaches to child abuse and neglect.
  • Prepare participants to take action.
  • Be accessible to the greatest number of participants.

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Contact Information

891 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249

373 St. Charles Street, Ste. B
San Andreas, CA 95249

Phone: (209) 754-6914
Fax: (209) 754-1425

Office Hours:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday thru Friday


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