Announcing: Tuition-free training in Family Checkup intervention

WHAT: Tuition free, intensive training in the renowned Family Check-Up intervention
WHEN: September 24-27, 2018
WHERE: REACH Institute at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ
WHO: Providers and organizations who work with parents and children in schools, community health centers, government agencies, and other settings (providers do not need to be licensed to deliver FCU)
HOW MUCH: Tuition is covered by a federal grant. Participants are responsible for travel and lodging.
APPLY: Apply online here. Applications are due June 8.

Thanks to a federal grant, the Center for Resilient Families and the REACH Institute are offering a tuition-free, three-day intensive training in the renowned Family Check-Up intervention this fall. The training is open to providers and organizations who work with parents and children in schools, community health centers, government agencies, and other settings.

This tuition-free training is an opportunity for providers to expand their impact and advance their career. The training will take place in Tempe, AZ, September 24-27, 2018.

About Family Check-Up

Family Check-Up is a brief and flexible intervention for families with children ages 3-17.  It promotes family well-being and positive child outcomes by improving parenting practices.

The program achieves better outcomes with fewer sessions than many typical family intervention services, allowing the providers that use it to help more families in less time. Family Check-Up is administered as an efficient four-step process: an initial interview, child and family assessment, feedback session, and the ongoing Everyday Parenting curriculum.

The program has been rigorously tested over the past 30 years with thousands of families from diverse economic and cultural groups. The results include:

  • Improved parenting practices
  • Stronger parent-child relationships
  • Reduced depression among mothers
  • Reduced problem behaviors
  • Reduced depression, substance use, antisocial behavior and likelihood for arrest among adolescents.

About the training

For an organization of three, this training and ongoing support would typically cost more than $30,000. Thanks to a federal grant, we are offering the training tuition free for providers who are motivated to help families strengthen positive parenting skills. The training includes:

  • A three-day in-person training
  • Self-paced online training
  • Ongoing consultation sessions, both as a group and individually

Participants are responsible for travel and lodging costs.

“The families I have worked with find it extremely helpful and have noticed significant positive changes in their interactions with their foster children… I would highly recommend this program to anyone working with children and families.”
– Kevin McGrath
Nevada Dept. of Health and Human Services

Learn more

We are hosting two informational calls to answer questions and discuss the training.

Dates: Monday, May 14, 1-2 p.m. OR Thursday, May 17: 11:30-12:30 p.m.
WebEx: https://umn.webex.com/meet/zimme766
Call-In Number: +1 866 282 7366, access code: 741 362 502

For other questions, contact Tanner Zimmerman: zimme766@umn.edu | (612) 624-7722