FRCA offers an interactive family support and strengthening training package that includes the following trainings. These trainings are the minimum required to ensure consistent implementation of the core components of FRCA’s Service Delivery Model.

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 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 (8:00 AM-4:00 PM).

Registration opens two weeks prior to the training.

If your agency is interested in being licensed to use the CFSA2.0, click here.

The Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support

FRCA adopted The Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support in 2013. They are the first and only standards in the country to integrate and operationalize the Principles of Family Support Practice with the Strengthening Families Protective Factor Frameworks and its research-based evidence-informed Five Protective Factors. The vision is that their implementation will help ensure that families are supported and strengthened through quality practice.

The Standards Certification Training, developed by the National Family Support Network (NFSN), is provided virtually or in-person by NFSN Member Networks in their geographic areas. FRCA is the only organization in Colorado trained and authorized to conduct this training. The Certification Training is designed for all management and direct service staff, as well as for funders. Teams of Executive Directors, Managers, Coordinators, and Direct Service staff are highly encouraged to participate together because each has a key role to play in implementing the Standards effectively.

Each participant who successfully completes the training receives a certificate from the NFSN that is valid for two years.

  • Price per attendee: $125 for Non-members
  • Time Frame: Training is currently only offered virtually, and takes place over two consecutive days (8:30 AM-4:30 PM, 8:30 AM-12:00 PM)

Registration opens 6 weeks prior to the training.