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Training in Mental Health, Child Welfare, Health Care and Educational Settings

We offer trainings at frontline, supervisory and management levels to support effective, collaborative family-centered services. These trainings can be fit into 2 hour, half day, and full day lengths. They can also be combined into multi-day trainings and customized to fit to your particular context.  We will also work with you to develop other relevant trainings. 

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Some of the trainings we offer include:

Collaborative Helping: A Practice Framework for Family-Centered Services  

Overview of an integrative practice framework that helps workers put family-centered values and principles into daily frontline practice across many different helping contexts.

Collaborative Helping Maps:  A Tool to Guide Thinking and Action

Overview of practical maps that help workers think their way through complex situations and provide a framework for constructive conversations with families about challenging issues.

Collaborative Helping in Wraparound Settings / Home-Based Outreach Settings / Child Welfare Settings / Residential Settings / Community Health Settings

A deeper examination of Collaborative Helping as specifically applied in any of these particular settings.

Re-Thinking Resistance and Engaging Reluctant Families

Re-examine how we think about “resistance” and learn strategies to engage people who minimize problems or stubbornly insist that solutions are beyond their control.

Imagine:  Bringing Vision into Child Protective Services

Learn concrete ways to elicit parents’ hopes and dreams for their children to develop family-generated visions of safety, permanency, and well-being that can guide child welfare efforts.

Assessment as Intervention: Building Resourcefulness while Examining Difficulties

Examine ways to thoroughly assess concerning problems while also eliciting, elaborating and acknowledging family abilities, skills and know-how.

Collaborative Approaches to Proactive Treatment / Action Planning

Examine ways to help people envision preferred directions in life, identify obstacles to and supports for that vision, and develop concrete action plans to help them attain that vision.

Externalizing: Questions that Can Change Lives

Learn ways to ask questions that help people separate from problems and connect to their best intentions and resourcefulness in effectively responding to challenging situations.

Helping Families Build Communities to Sustain Positive Change

Explore the use of narrative practices of letter writing, remembering interviews, letter writing, and witnessing practices to help people build and sustain communities of support.  

Supervision on Worker Turf: From Family-Centered Work to Worker-Centered Supervision

Examine ways to support family-centered values and principles through a parallel process that brings that same spirit into supervisory interactions.  

Maps for Effective Supervision

Examine simple maps to help workers feel mattered, reconnect to their best practices, and further develop their capacity to think their way through complex situations in the work.

Reflective Leadership in Frenzied Times

Reconnect to the hopes and dreams that brought you to this work and develop concrete ways to ground supervisory and managerial leadership in reflection, appreciation and shared learning.

Sustaining Collaborative Practice in the “Real World”

Examine institutional forces that can constrain collaborative practice and explore concrete ways to develop organizational supports that sustain family-centered principles and values.

Successful Implementation of New Practice Approaches

Learn concrete strategies to foster readiness for change through organizational culture and implement new ideas through horizontal spread rather than simple vertical roll-out.


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