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TRAININGS on stress, Parent Advisory Committees, Collective Impact, Motivational Interviewing, and adolescence

Driving Out Stress: Overcoming Compassion Fatigue With Professional Resiliency on 8/13

8:30am-4:30pm on August 13

Join Dr. Roderick Logan in an intensive one-day experiential training from Arizona Trauma Institute for organizational leaders and employees to reduce stress and compassion fatigue in the workplace. This course serves to counter the impact stress and body arousal has on workplace communications and relationships. This training is also intended to improve current compassion fatigue symptoms that participants may be experiencing. The day includes didactic information, experiential processing, and transformative techniques that assists leaders and employees in resolving symptoms of compassion fatigue while, at once, developing resiliency skills and practices that prevent compassion fatigue symptoms in the future.

Developing and Sustaining Effective Parent Advisory Committees Virtual Training on 8/27 and 8/28

8:30-1:30 on August 27 and August 28


How can an active Parent Advisory Committee enhance a Program's work with families? This unique, highly-rated training is designed for program managers and direct service staff who work with, or would like to develop, a Parent Advisory Committee (PAC). Whether Programs are exploring setting up a new PAC, or seeking to strengthen an existing one, this training will provide staff with the strategies and tools to maximize the great potential of shared staff-parent leadership. The training is co-conducted by a NFSN staff member and an experienced national Parent Leader.  Click here for more information and to register by August 19. To learn how you can host this Training for programs in your area, click here.

Champions for Change: Leading a Backbone Organization for Collective Impact on 9/15-17

10am-2pm on Sept. 15-17


Come join the Collective Impact Forum on Sept. 15-17, 2020 for a three-day online workshop. A strong backbone team - staff dedicated to guiding a cross-sector group of stakeholders toward a common goal - is a critical component of collective impact. This workshop- designed specifically for those in the beginning/early stages of their collective impact work, will dive into the different roles that the backbone team can take within their initiative, including how to best support communities and move forward during these current times of crisis and change.

 Online Introductory Motivational Interviewing (MI) Training on 9/18 and 9/23

8:30am-2:30pm on Sept. 18 and Sept. 23


Motivational interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, goal-oriented method of communication with attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual's motivation for a movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person's own arguments for change. During these times of global uncertainty triggered by the pandemic, most professionals are struggling to manage and quickly adjust their service delivery to clients. More than ever, professionals are in need of tools that can support them through these unimaginable times. Are you interested in learning how to improve client engagement, accelerate behavior change, all while enjoying the work that you do? This training from The Compassionate Ear can help.   

Online Advanced Motivational Interviewing (MI) Training on 10/16 and 10/23

8:30am-2:30pm on Oct. 16 and Oct. 23


This module/workshop from The Compassionate Ear is designed for individuals who previously completed an introductory MI training and practiced MI in an applied setting. Participants will be guided to strengthened and practice foundational communication skills in MI and receive feedback. This workshop will include various learning styles exercises progressing from intermediate to advanced level skills to cultivate change talk and identify how MI β€œfits” in their own area of work.

 Flourishing in Adolescence: A Virtual Workshop (available online)

The Forum for Children’s Well-Being hosted a one-day virtual workshop on Flourishing in Adolescence. The virtual workshop was held on May 5, 2020, and included discussions about best practices in providing and supporting adolescent health services and key messaging and communication strategies related to adolescent mental, emotional, and behavioral health. Additionally, the workshop featured a panel of youth representatives who shared their own experiences related to mental, emotional, and behavioral health. The workshop videos and presentations are now available.

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