Wraparound Facilitation I: A Guide to Effective Child and Family Team Practice
Goal: To help new and more experienced care coordinators understand how to engage youth, families and allied system partners in an ongoing process to address unmet needs by leveraging strengths and other resources. Topics will include strengths and needs discovery, behavior analysis, individualized plan development, data-driven plan refinement and conflict and barriers resolution. Also useful for Program Managers to understand the skills and expectations care coordinators use in facilitating the wraparound process. Training will feature round-robin facilitation and other experiential activities. Experienced care coordinators and coaches will be on hand to offer support and feedback.
Strengths, Needs and Cultural Discovery: Why a Narrative of Resourcefulness is Important for Families
Goal: To introduce care coordinators to a powerful tool used in the wraparound process. Training will provide an understanding of how this document sets the stage for the high-performance wraparound practice. Presenters will discuss how culture extends beyond race and ethnicity and how leveraging strengths is the most effective means for addressing unmet needs. The Strengths, Needs and Cultural Discovery explores the family’s history of solution-finding and transforms challenges into a balanced context. Training will include role play and other experiential activities. Experienced care coordinators will be present to offer support and feedback.
Support Planning: Understanding Crisis in Context
Goal: To help new and more experienced care coordinators understand how to maintain safety and provide support to youth with extreme or persistent behavioral challenges. Trainers will share techniques for anticipating problems by collecting data to identify behavior patterns by clarifying relevant behavior-environment interactions. Training will cover de-escalation, short-term response and developing plans to reduce or eliminate crisis in the future. Training will feature hands-on practice with real-world examples. Experienced facilitators and coaches will be available to offer support and feedback.
Skill-Based Interventions: Creating Lasting Change
Goal: To reinforce the theory that youth with behavioral challenges lack the skills to do better. Child and Family teams can utilize behavioral intervention staff to partner with youth using creative, “outside the box” interventions to build and enhance these skills. Trainers will discuss how 3 Rivers Wraparound has utilized behavior intervention staff to support child and family teams in promoting long-lasting change through skill-based interventions. Training will feature hands-on practice with real-world examples. Experienced staff will be present to offer support and feedback.
Peer Supports in Action: I’m Peer Certified…So Now What?
Training Dates: To Be Announced
Goal: To help Family and Youth Peer Supports understand how their contribution influences the child and family team process, and ultimately, the family’s successful transition from formal services. Learners will reflect on their lived experience, and practice sharing their personal stories for maximum impact. The training will explore how peer supports help build a bridge between families and other service providers, and how they can assist the family in enhancing their skills for self-advocacy. Experienced peer supports will be on hand to provide support and feedback.