Administering the Colorado Family Support Assessment 2.0 using Motivational Interviewing Skills
This 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 toward family self-reliance and increased conditions that protect children against maltreatment. Many agencies that are not members of FRCA are also using this tool as part of 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, and others; Part B assesses the five key factors that protect against child maltreatment; and, Part C identifies areas where families would like to make a change and how ready they are to make changes. This part aids in mutual goal setting.
The most effective way to complete the CFSA2.0 with a family is by building rapport and trust. To do so, FRCA believes developing MI skills is the best way to engage families and partner with them in identifying areas in which they would like to change.
This 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 offered virtually and takes place over two consecutive days (8:00 AM-4:00 PM).
Registration opens two weeks prior to the training. Upcoming training dates can be found below on this page.
If your organization is interested in being licensed to use the CFSA2.0, register for an introductory webinar 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 Framework and Approach 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.
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 management and direct service staff as well as 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 offered virtually and takes place over two consecutive days (8:30 AM-4:30 PM, 8:30 AM-12:00 PM)
Registration opens six weeks prior to the training. Upcoming training dates can be found below.
09 Aug 2022
16 Aug 2022
23 Aug 2022
07 Sep 2022
13 Sep 2022
27 Sep 2022