community weaver certification training

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Sun Oct 30 12:38:40 CST 2005

From: Cheryl Honey <wecare at>


November 14-16, 2005

(Free TOT of Volunteers for CW's Nov. 17-18)


Cascade People's Center

309 Pontius Ave.

Seattle, Washington


The Family Support Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is 
to grow a network of Good Neighbors to manifest a more caring, just and 
civil society. This grass roots community mobilization strategy engages 
citizens to pool resources, network with one another and co-create 
initiatives for the common good of the community. This approach is also 
utilized for disaster preparedness efforts to train citizens to respond 
to disasters, coordinate their efforts with emergency services and map 
grassroots assets that can be tapped in an emergency.

Community Weavers receive the materials and support necessary to 
start-up Family Support Networks in schools, churches, neighborhoods, 
associations and agencies in communities and learn how to recruit and 
train volunteers as Family Advocates/Liaisons who empower families to 
help themselves. You will gain insight into transformative community 
building theories and practices and learn practical applications of ABCD 
(Asset-Based Community Development) and Family Support principles that 
underpin the FSN methodology. All the tools, techniques, technology and 
expertise you need are provided to customize change initiative(s) to 
empower families toward self-sufficiency and better meet the needs of 
your community. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to engage, train and 
mobilize a grass roots social support system that serves as a safety net 
for families, fosters social capital and functions interdependently with 
formal systems to improve the health and welfare of the whole community 
from the inside out.

Cheryl Honey is the pioneer of Community Weaving practices. She founded 
the Family Support Network, a non-profit organization, in 1993 and has 
trained and certified over 400 Community Weavers and Family Advocates 
who are respected leaders and change agents in their communities. Cheryl 
graduated from Antioch University Seattle with B.A. in Liberal Arts. She 
received the Giraffe Award for sticking her neck out in 1996 and was 
presented with the Ambassador of Peace and Excellence in Leadership 
Awards from the International and Interreligious Federation for World 
Peace. The ABCD Institute and Institute for Civil Society have 
recognized the Family Support Network model as an exemplary approach to 
capacity building. Cheryl is a writer and lecturer and resides with her 
family in Bothell, Washington.

Guest Speakers: Jim Diers, Author of Neighbor Power & Marilyn Schoeman 
Dow, of ThinkLink®

Registration Fee: $300

(Includes training, materials, meals)

(Scholarships Available)

For registration and further information contact: 
registration at

Cheryl Honey, C.P.P. wecare at Ofc: 206.240.2241

Family Support Network Fax: 425.814.9079

Good Neighbors Net is a web-based technology developed by social 
entrepreneurs in Boston that Community Weavers use to connect people 
together to share resources and spearhead activities and initiatives. To 
tour GNN features go to: This 
technology has flexible applications for connecting members of 
associations, neighborhoods, churches, and schools together. View 
GNN-Seattle at: to see how 
the Seattle neighborhood structure was replicated on this powerful 

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