Registration will open July 19th at 8:00 am (2 weeks before the training)

Administering the Colorado Family Support Assessment 2.0 using Motivational Interviewing Skills

Training blends the skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and the steps to deliver the Colorado Family Support Assessment 2.0 (CFSA2.0). MI is a counseling technique to help people identify their need for change and readiness to make the change. MI is a participant-centered, self-directed approach and a great skill when working with families seeking support from an agency. This training helps workers and supervisors identify where individuals fall in the Stages of Change, recognize change talk, and develop core MI skills, including open questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and summarizing.

The CFSA2.0 is the primary assessment tool used by the Family Resource Center Association’s network to assess family strengths and needs and monitor progress towards family self-reliance and increased conditions that protect children against mistreatment. Non-FRCA network agencies around the state have also started to implement this tool into their assessments of families. The CFSA2.0 consists of three sections: Part A assesses 14 self-reliance and family stability domains, including income, housing, transportation, food security, and health coverage, etc. Part B assesses the five factors that protect against child maltreatment. Part C identifies areas where families want to change and how ready they are to make it. This part aids in mutual goal setting.

The most effective way to complete the CFSA2.0 is by building rapport and trust with the families. To do so, FRCA believes developing MI skills is the best way to engage families and partner with them in identifying areas they would like to change.

The virtual training is welcoming to all types of adult learners. It incorporates various engaging activities (quiz questions, small group practice) designed to help learners develop the MI spirit and how to utilize core skills.

  • Price per attendee: $225 for Non-members
  • Time Frame: Training is currently only offered virtually and takes place over two consecutive days (8:30 am-4:00 pm)

Registration opens two weeks before the training.