Registration will open March 17th at 8:00 AM (2 weeks before the training)

Non-FRCA Members, please see the “Non-FRCA member requirements” below. 

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 used to help people identify their need for change and their readiness to make the change. MI is a participant-centered, self-directed approach and a great skill to have 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 the 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 started to implement this tool into their assessments of families as well. The CFSA 2.0 consists of three sections: Part A assesses 14 self-reliance and family stability domains, including income, housing, transportation, food security, health coverage, etc. Part B assesses the five factors that protect against child maltreatment. Part C identifies areas where families would like to make a change and how ready they are to make the change. 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 a variety of 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 (8:30AM-4:00PM)
  • Non-FRCA Member Requirements: You must purchase a ONE-TIME Non-FRCA Member CFSA2.0 Agency License Agreement and sign the License Agreement that will be emailed to you from [email protected] after purchase. If the licensing agreement is NOT purchased AND signed, you will not be permitted to attend the training. Please note: it may take 3-5 business days to receive the licensing agreement for signature.
  • Simultaneous Interpretation: Upon request, simultaneous interpretation will be offered during the training if the minimum of 3 participants is met. If interpretation cannot be provided, an FRCA staff member will reach out and provide the next steps. 

For any questions related to registration requirements or ticket purchases, contact [email protected]

Registration opens two weeks prior to the training.