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An International Publishing and Training Network!

The Resilient Futures Network publishes print and digital evidence-based personal and family strengthening resources and provides world-class training services. In 1998, the Resilient Futures Network published the first edition of the Creating Lasting Family Connections Curriculum (CLFC). Ted N. Strader had risked his family home as collateral in order to obtain a loan to publish the first edition of this multi-module,

A Virtual pipeline

This new feature of RFN is an invitation for YOU to send us any thoughts, ideas articles or exercises that you think will help others around the world...

Welcome to the Resilient Futures Network!

The Resilient Futures Network, LLC publishes both hardcopy and digital evidence-based resources and provides world-class professional training that brings freedom, hope and resilience to individuals and families around the world. This network creates a virtual pipeline of evidence-based programs and practices that have already generated powerful personal growth results for thousands of people throughout the United States, the U.S. Territories, and several other countries around the world.

This vision grew out of meetings and joint ventures involving George Merrifield of the St. Jude Foundation, Father Joseph T. Merkt with the Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville, and Ted N. Strader of COPES, Inc. Five separate projects involving these partnerships have earned the Exemplary Program Award sponsored by the National Prevention Network. Family strengthening materials developed by these collaborators are listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). The Creating Lasting Family Connections (CLFC) curriculum series provides the cornerstone for the foundation of the Resilient Futures Network (RFN). RFN was founded by Mr. Merrifield and Mr. Strader in 1998 with an interest in generating positive and healthy futures for youth and families while also generating new resources for both COPES, Inc. and the St. Jude Foundation for sustainable services and ongoing program development and dissemination.


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