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The Stoops Center for Communities, Families, and Children (CFC Center)

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REFLECTIONS ON THE FIRST 4 YEARS

Successes & strengths of the FSU CFC Center identified by stakeholders and Advisory Council members include:

  • Collaborative university and community partnerships
  • Serving as an organizing resource and hub for researchers and practitioners for training and research
  • Creative community problem-solving

“The FSU CFC center is the intersection for so much of the core values in the work of the college.”

“The FSU CFC Center takes the work that researchers are doing and helps it have an impact . . . and get back out to the community.”

“The FSU CFC Center is a platform that brings together FSU research, Florida agencies, and private organizations to further research and practice in the area of child welfare, communities, and families.”

“The Center has a big multiplier effect. It connects people that wouldn’t necessarily have been able to do those things together and it facilitates the impacts of the work being greater than it would be otherwise.”

ENVISIONING THE FUTURE

Enhancing and expanding on current strengths of the FSU CFC Center:

  • Create systematic approaches to engage Advisory Council members in support of the Center’s three content areas
  • Increase the visibility of the FSU CFC Center
  • Develop a comprehensive research program housed in the FSU CFC Center

“The go-forward plan that I would like to see is continuing to engage stakeholders, to look at where the resources are, and plowing deeper into … how do we protect families and children?”

“I think maximizing the opportunities for us to make bigger impacts.”

“Increase the visibility of the FSU CFC Center and communicate what the Center is doing”

“Continue to help expedite the process and get researchers grounded…This has a huge return on investment for the college.”

Central themes of the Stoops Center for Communities, Families, and Children Center’s work

• Resilient communities related to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery

• Substance use disorder  • Children’s mental health

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