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 currently only offered virtually, and takes place over two consecutive days (8:30AM-4:00PM)