Training and Services Offered

The Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice is available to assist you with a full range of services. Many services are available free of charge.

Parent partner support and training

The Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice parent partner program provides a variety of trainings designed to train professional parent representatives in Wraparound programs, child welfare and child abuse prevention. Trainings are individually designed and tailored to meet the unique needs of each county and agency and for the mutual support and successful integration of past consumers. Trainings provide an underpinning for practice and skill development for parent partners to weigh in on programs, policies and families in more than a symbolic way—to become advocates and beyond for individual families. Parent partners learn to set a standard of understanding and to guide best practice.

Training topics

  • Child welfare: practice, process and authority
  • Juvenile court processes
  • Domestic violence
  • Mental health
  • Mandated child abuse and the role of parent partners
  • Safety and self-care/ dealing with compassion fatigue
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Conscious use of self
  • Working with adolescents
  • Educational advocacy
  • Developmental screening and supporting the needs of infants and young children

Our commitment

The Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice has convened a parent advisory committee. Their goal was to bring together the collective voice of active parent representatives and the agencies they serve. The committee identifies emerging issues and provides guidance for improving the models and strategies employed to support this unique and highly valued role. We have collaborated with the California State Parent Team.

For training delivery onsite

Contact the Resource Center for Family-Focused Practice for more information on obtaining services.