Child and Family Team (CFT) Meeting Facilitation Skills

This intensive four-day, skills-based training is designed to provide participants with basic meeting facilitation knowledge and skills. This includes facilitation of meetings that meet CFT mandates, as well as other teaming meetings used by county child welfare agencies, such as those that happen in Emergency Response prior to or immediately after child removal.

Participants will learn:

  • Key elements of team meetings for safety and case planning
  • Procedural basics of team meeting facilitation
  • The role of the facilitator
  • Facilitator skills
  • Structured problem solving within team meetings

The course will integrate the meeting facilitation process with the values, behaviors and tools of the California Child Welfare Core Practice Model (CPM), Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM) and Safety Organized Practice (SOP). Integration of assessments into the meeting, including structured decision Making (SDM) tools and the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) will also be addressed.

Trainees will have opportunities for hands-on facilitation practice throughout the training and will be equipped to facilitate family team meetings that address safety, permanency and well-being.

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