NOTE:  Training posts are listed with the most current ones first.  Contact each person listed for more details.

Family Youth Engagement Strategies Training

Region II SESSIONS:

June 7, 2017  – 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Putnam County DHHR
Register Online Only at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HJC53FH

June 13, 2017 – 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Boone County DHHR
Register Online Only at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HW5XRZZ

CLICK to download PDF – FYES Flyer June 2017

See details below

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2017 SCHEDULE

http://www.strengtheningfamilieswv.org/training.html

INFORMATION  – All courses are offered free of charge with support from the West Virginia Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health through combined funding from federal Project Launch, Home Visitation and Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems grants.

For more information, email info@strengtheningfamilieswv.org

2017 Strengthening Families WV Learning Opportunities

Families gain what they need to be successful when five key protective factors are robust in their lives and communities. The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) introduced the Strengthening Families Initiative and Protective Factors Framework™ in 2003 as a research informed, strengths-based initiative for promoting optimal child development and reducing the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.

Thursday, April 20 from 9:30-1:00 – Charleston, WV
Social Connections – “Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work”

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
WV-STARS professionals must register through Training Calendar at https://wvregistry.org/ets/login.aspx
All others register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2YLCNL9

Tuesday, April 25 from 9:30-1:00 – Morgantown, WV
Parental Resilience – “Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work”

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
WV-STARS professionals must register through Training Calendar at https://wvregistry.org/ets/login.aspx
All others register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2QGKLHT

Wednesday, April 26 from 9:30-1:00 – Charleston, WV
Parental Resilience – “Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work”

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
WV-STARS professionals must register through Training Calendar at https://wvregistry.org/ets/login.aspx
All others register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2SY7HVY

Thursday, June 15 from 9:30 to 3:30 Charleston, WV
Strong Roots & Good Soil: Your Work with Parents, Children & Protective Factors”

(Required for In-Home Family Educators – Lunch Provided)
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
WV-STARS professionals must register through Training Calendar at https://wvregistry.org/ets/login.aspx
All others register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2HZR75S

Friday, June 16 from 9:30 to 1:00 – Beckley, WV
Social-Emotional Competence – “Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work”

SAVE THE DATE – REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 1ST

Tuesday, August 8 from 9:30 to 1:00 – Charleston, WV
Concrete Support in Times of Need – “Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work”

SAVE THE DATE – REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 1ST

Wednesday, August 9 from 9:30 to 3:30 – Morgantown, WV
Strong Roots & Good Soil: Your Work with Parents, Children & Protective Factors

(Required for In-Home Family Educators – Lunch Provided)
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
WV-STARS professionals must register through Training Calendar at https://wvregistry.org/ets/login.aspx
All others register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/26B6VPC

Tuesday, August 15 from 9:30 to 1:00 – Flatwoods, WV
Social Connections – Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work”

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
WV-STARS professionals must register through Training Calendar at https://wvregistry.org/ets/login.aspx
All others register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/252MWWP

Thursday, September 14 from 9:30 to 1:00 – Charleston, WV
Social-Emotional Competence – “Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work”

SAVE THE DATE – REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 1ST

“Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work” courses are certified training modules of the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds, for early care and education, prevention, family support and other health/human service professionals.

Open trainings are approved for WV STARS. CEU’s pending approval from the Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health for Nursing through the WV Board of Examiners for Registered Nurses, License # WV1999-0297, Social Work through the WV Board of Social Work Examiners, License # 490089.

All courses are offered free of charge with support from the West Virginia Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health through combined funding from federal Project Launch, Home Visitation and Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems grants.

For more information, email info@strengtheningfamilieswv.org

 


Free Online Training Courses

The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds is pleased to make available a series of online training courses to support implementation of the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework in multiple settings.

Click here access the Alliance’s Online Training Courses.


In Person Training in West Virginia

This in-person adaptation of the Alliance’s popular on-line training on the Protective Factors Framework includes the primary content from the online training with new interactive activities added to benefit from adult learning styles in group settings.

West Virginia now has several nationally-certified trainers who can work with groups  across the state to present the National Alliance training “Bringing the Protective Factors to Life in Your Work.”

Strengthening Families West Virginia has also developed a workshop which has been approved for STARS, Social Work and Nursing continuing education hours. It is called “Strong Roots & Good Soil: Your Work with Children, Parents and Protective Factors.”

For more information about In Person Strengthening Families/Protective Factors Framework learning opportunities, email info@strengtheningfamilieswv.org.

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STRENGTHENING FAMILIES TRAINING SESSIONS

http://www.strengtheningfamilieswv.org/training.html

Training
 VISIT the Strengthening

Families WV website to find out more

Register Now For Protective Factor Training 2016

Courses Presented by Certified Trainers of the National Alliance of Children’s Trust & Prevention Funds.

Training is offered free of charge by the TEAM for West Virginia Children, with support from the West Virginia Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health through combined funding from federal Project Launch, Home Visitation and Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems grants.

CEU application will be made for STARS WV Continuing Education credit; Registered Nurses and Social Work.
“Strong Roots & Good Soil” Your Work with Parents, Children and Protective Factors
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 – 9:30-3:30
Bridgeport Conference Center, Bridgeport, WV

Click here to Register by August 10.
Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work – A Resource for Action: Parental Resilience Course & Social Connections Course
Friday, August 19, 2016 – 9:30-3:30
Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center, Charleston, WV

Click here to Register – The registration deadline has been extended through Monday, August 15.
Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work – A Resource for Action: Parental Resilience Course & Social Connections Course
Thursday, August 25, 2016 – 9:30-3:30
Lakeview Resort, Morgantown, WV

Click here to Register by August 18.
Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work – A Resource for Action: Concrete Supports Course & Social-Emotional Competence of Children Course
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 – 9:30-3:30
Days Hotel Conference Center, Flatwoods, WV

Click here to Register by August 22.
Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work – A Resource for Action: Concrete Supports Course & Social-Emotional Competence of Children Course
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 – 9:30-3:30
Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, Huntington, WV

Click here to Register by August 22.

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COMING TO HUNTINGTON…

Bringing the Protective Factors to Life in Your Work:

Concrete Supports Course &

Social-Emotional Competence Course

When

Wednesday August 31, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

Where

Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church 
513 10th Street
Huntington, WV 25701
 

Since the introduction of the Strengthening Families approach, 
advances in knowledge have deepened our understanding about child development and behavior, 
developmental impacts of trauma, and pathways to child and family well-being. 
We now know that families gain what they need to be successful when key protective factors are robust in their lives and
 communities.
“Bringing the Protective Factors to Life in Your Work” – Concrete Supports in Times of Need Course

LEARNING GOALS

  • Recognize how lack of support, when under stress, can sometimes lead to child maltreatment.
  • Give examples of how workers can provide welcoming, non-threatening support to families.
  • List several ways workers can link to partners in the community to help families in need.
  • Identify the challenges and opportunities culture and tradition present as we try to help families.

 “Bringing the Protective Factors to Life in Your Work” – Social-Emotional Competence of Children Course

LEARNING GOALS

  • List several characteristics of children who are emotionally healthy and who demonstrate social skills appropriate for their age or environment.
  • Identify what is realistic to expect in terms of social and emotional skills for children at different developmental stages.
  • Recognize how this protective factor can help make child maltreatment less likely to occur.
  • Give examples of how parents and other caregivers can develop strategies that will help children to grow emotionally and socially.

Courses Presented by Certified Trainers of the National Alliance of Children’s Trust & Prevention Funds

Training is offered free of charge by the 

TEAM for West Virginia Children, with support from the West Virginia Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health through combined funding from federal Project Launch, Home Visitation and Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems grants. 

CEU application will be made for STARS WV Continuing 

Education credit; Registered Nurses and Social Work

For more information, emailinfo@strengtheningfamilieswv.org

  • Lunch will be served.

SPACE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 33 INDIVIDUALS TO REGISTER BY AUGUST 22, 2016!

REGISTRATION LINK

 

 

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Register for the free professional development workshop:
FAMILY CENTERED PRACTICE BASICS
SPRING 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Cabell Co. DHHR, Huntington, WV

TWO SESSIONS

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
BY April 19, 2016

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Register Online Only At: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QDTNHCF
BY April 19, 2016

Online Registration is Required for Each Participant; As a mixed-agency training, a single agency’s employees must not exceed 40% of total registration. If direct links above do not work, please paste or type the URL address into your browser.

If you need further assistance, please email wvsystemofcare@gmail.com.

Family Centered Practice Basics is designed for ALL EMPLOYEES of child and youth-serving agencies and systems, as well as interested family/youth representatives of those agencies (such as. foster parents, advisory board members, etc.). DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS TRAINING IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY TAKEN “FAMILY CENTERED PRACTICE” OR “FAMILY CENTERED PRACTICE BASICS” TRAINING IN WEST VIRGINIA.

Participants will learn how Family Centered concepts apply to their practice whatever their role in their agency or system, as well as to policies and programs to improve service to families. Participants will come up with several behavioral changes they can immediately apply to their day to day work.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain what “Family-Centered Practice” means and identify practices that are family-centered
2. Explain the definition of “family” from a family perspective
3. Identify and give examples of the nine key elements of family-centered practice
4. Identify what changes need to occur within individual practices, communities and agencies to move towards a more family-centered approach to service delivery

This training is being submitted for 2.75 Continuing Education Units in Social Work

This free training is made possible by the WV System of Care partnership

Visit our website for updates and other learning opportunities: www.wvsystemofcare.org

Click to download full PDF of announcement

FCPB Flyer 2016 Spring

 

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This powerful training is open to any adult who cares about or serves in a position of responsibility with children and youth, including scout groups, sports leagues, schools, child care settings and those working in ministry.

 

For a video clip about the training 

http://www.d2l.org/site/c.4dICIJOkGcISE/b.6243681/k.86C/Child_Sexual_Abuse_Prevention_Training.htm

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Child sexual abuse is likely the most prevalent health problem children face, with the most serious array of consequences. In fact, 1 in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. This means that whether you work with youth, are a parent, or are simply a member of a community, it is highly likely that someone you know and care for has experienced, or is currently experiencing, child sexual abuse. It’s going to happen whether you are prepared to deal with it or not – unless you stop it from happening. And the good news is, it can be stopped. Stewards of Children is an award-winning program that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

In case of inclement weather (specifically, if Cabell County schools are closed or release early on February 18), the training will be rescheduled for Feb. 25 at the same time and location.

 

CLICK BELOW to download PDF file of announcement

Stewards of Children 2-18-16 flyer

 

 

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Why learn to massage your baby?

  • Bonding–enhances communication and encourages fun interactions!
  • Relief–from teething, congestion, colic and gas
  • Relaxation – massaging your baby is enjoyable and relaxing for you and it may improve the quality of your baby’s sleep
Who:  Parents & babies, ages Birth-1 year
Cost:  FREE
Dates: October 2, 16, 23, November 6   (Fridays)
Time: 1 pm-3 pm
Where: WIC Office, 5187 US RT 60E, Suite 12, Huntington WV 25705
For more information or to register, please contact:   Melanie Meade 304-638-8238,  melaniemeade69@gmail.com     subject:   infant massage

Click to download PDF file

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Marshall Center for Rural Health & Cabell-Huntington Health Department Presents – Chronic Disease & Diabetes Self-Management Program Training

September 29th – October 2nd

9 AM – 4:30 PM

at  Cabell-Huntington Health Department

Huntington, WV

The CDSMP/DSMP Training prepares participants to lead Stanford’s Chronic Disease Self-Management

Program 6-week workshops.

No experience is necessary

All Materials Provided

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Sponsored by Marshall Center for Rural Health & Cabell-Huntington Health Department

For questions or to register: Elizabeth Ayers

304-523-6483 x 259

Elizabeth.a.ayers@wv.gov

CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD ANNOUNCEMENT

CDSMP-M Flyer 14 PDF

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“Strong Roots & Good Soil: Your Work with Parents, Children  and Protective Factors

When: Monday September 21, 2015
from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT

Where: Big Sandy Superstore Arena Convention Center

One Civic Center Plaza
Third Avenue at Eighth Street
Tech Room 1
Huntington, WV 25701

We now know that families gain what they need to be successful when key protective factors are robust in their lives and communities. West Virginia’s new Strengthening Families training focuses on ways for workers to “enrich the soil” of positive relationships and everyday actions, and build protective factors in families.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

If you have trouble with the link, paste the address below in your browser
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=8dona8eab&oeidk=a07ebhfpnfqa22ccde6 

Since the introduction of the Strengthening Families approach, advances in knowledge have deepened our understanding about child development and behavior, developmental impacts of trauma, and pathways to child and family well-being. We now know that families gain what they need to be successful when key protective factors are robust  in their lives and communities.

West Virginia’s new Strengthening Families training is highly interactive and focuses on ways for workers to “enrich the soil” of positive relationships and everyday actions, to build “strong roots” for child and family well-being.

Learning Goals:

 1.  Early care and education providers, caseworkers and others will learn about the Strengthening Families Approach and the Five Protective Factors, and why they are important to healthy child development.

 2.  The participant will learn the importance of the role of the Early Care & Education providers in helping families to build the protective factors through simple everyday actions, resulting in stronger  families and communities.

 3.  The participant will be equipped to use specific approaches to enhance positive interactions and relationships with parents and caregivers, and to strengthen protective factors in children and families.

Application has been submitted for WV STARS continuing education credit, as well as Social Work and Nursing hours.

A nonrefundable fee of $15 is charged to all participants to help defray cost of lunch, refreshments and other training resources. (Payable to TEAM for WV Children)

For more information, email info@strengtheningfamilieswv.org

  • Participants will also receive a Strengthening Families Tote Bag and Toolkit (valued at over $50) that includes resource guides, and materials to demonstrate protective factors to families and community members.
  • Lunch will be served.

SPACE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 36 INDIVIDUALS TO REGISTER!

Important Note about Registration

To complete your registration, please mail a check with $15 registration to TEAM for WV Children, PO Box 1653, Huntington, WV 25717.

Many thanks!

Contact

Jeanette Rowsey, TEAM for WV Children, 304-736-4366

info@strengtheningfamilieswv.org

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Learn how to become a
Community Health Education Resource Person (CHERP)
Wellness (Level I)
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• Help neighbors gain access to improved health care
• Learn how to help others develop a healthier lifestyle
• No prior health care experience is required
• Open to all individuals 18 years or older

Location:  Cabell-Huntington Health Department
703 7th Avenue
Huntington, WV

INSTRUCTION:
September 14th – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
September 15th – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
September 16th – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
TESTING: September 24th – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Must attend all sessions

For more information or to register for training contact Joyce Martin, 304-793-6571, jmartin@osteo.wvsom.edu
Supported by The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
and The West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.

Download PDF about the training below

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Seating is still available – register by September 11th

Title: Trauma Informed Care

Date:  September 17, from 9 am to 12 pm

Location: Big Sandy Superstore Arena Convention Center, Tech Room 1, One Civic Center Plaza, Third Avenue at Eighth Street
Huntington, WV 25701

Costs:  Free

Description: This workshop will present an overview of trauma; its biological, psychological, and social impact on children; and strategies to help children and families who are affected by trauma.

Objectives:

1.  To understand to impact of trauma on a child’s behavior and development

2.  To incorporate that understanding of trauma into work with children and families

Topics include:

Introduction and Overview of trauma and biological effects

Essential elements of Trauma Informed care – psychological and social impact

Helping children and parents

Secondary Trauma – symptoms and prevention

Wrap up – question and answers

Application is being submitted for WV STARS and and Social Work continuing education credit.

Trainers:

Jo Dee Gottlieb, MSW, LCSW, Professor, Social Work Marshall University

Marianna Footo Linz, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology, Chair, Psychology Department Marshall University

Please register your attendance by Sept. 11th.

Click here to register for training

NOTE:  Should you have trouble with the registration link, you can paste the address below in your browser.

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ebhhn64sie0aobr0/start

This training is made possible through a Strengthening Families mini-grant with funding through WV DHHR. 

If you have any questions, email Debra Harris Bowyer, Coordinator, at dbowyer@cabellfrn.org.

Please forward this information to other staff that would also be interested.

 

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Strengthening Families:

Strong Roots and Good Soil Workshop to be held

on April 28th at the Charleston Civic Center as part of the State Home Visitation Conference.

 Learn more about the Strengthening Families framework to build protective factors that prevent child abuse and neglect, as well as enhancing quality of early childhood programs in their work with children and families.

Registration is FREE!

Please click on the link below to register!

Get more information
Register Now!
I can’t make it

West Virginia’s new Strengthening Families training is highly interactive and focuses on ways for workers to “enrich the soil” of positive relationships and everyday actions, to build “strong roots” for child and family well-being.Application has been submitted for WV STARS registration for 4.75 hours of STARS credit.If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Jeanette Rowsey, Strengthening Families WV Coordinator at 304-736-4366 or email info@strengtheningfamilieswv.org.We hope to see you on April 28th. Please RSVP, so we can plan accordingly. Space is limited, so please register today!

Thank you for your support for WV children and families!

Many thanks,

Jeanette Rowsey

Strengthening Families West Virginia

info@strengtheningfamilieswv.org

304-736-4366

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Register for the free professional development workshop: FAMILY CENTERED PRACTICE BASICS

Local session Nov. 14, 2014
Cabell Co. DHHR, Huntington, WV
9:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Register Online Only At:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2SWMH5M

Register By Nov. 7, 2014

Online Registration is Required for Each Participant; As a mixed-agency training, a single agency’s employees (such as WV-DHHR) must not exceed 60% of total registration. If direct links above do not work, please paste or type the URL address into your browser. If you need further assistance, please email wvsystemofcare@gmail.com.

Click to download  – Family Centered Practice Basics Training Fall 2014
Family Centered Practice Basics is designed for ALL EMPLOYEES of child and youth-serving agencies and systems, as well as interested family/youth representatives of those agencies (such as. foster parents, advisory board members, etc.).

Participants will learn how Family Centered concepts apply to their practice whatever their role in their agency or system, as well as to policies and programs to improve service to families. Participants will come up with several behavioral changes they can immediately apply to their day to day work.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain what “Family-Centered Practice” means and identify practices that are family-centered
2. Explain the definition of “family” from a family perspective
3. Identify and give examples of the nine key elements of family-centered practice
4. Identify what changes need to occur within individual practices, communities and agencies to move towards a more family-centered approach to service delivery

This training is approved for Continuing Education Units in Social Work. This free training is made possible by the WV System of Care partnership.

Visit our website for updates and other learning opportunities:
www.wvsystemofcare.org

 

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Family Centered Practice

Register now for a free professional development workshop: FAMILY CENTERED PRACTICE BASICS

This session meets the learning objectives for original WV Family Centered Practice training in an updated, half-day revision for 2013 & beyond!
Huntington, WV
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Pea Ridge United Methodist Church
Register Online Only at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YHXWSCT
Family Centered Practice Basics is designed for ALL EMPLOYEES of child and youth-serving agencies and systems, as well as interested family/youth representatives of those agencies (such as. foster parents, advisory board members, etc.).
Participants will learn how Family Centered concepts apply to their practice whatever their role in their agency or system, as well as to policies and programs to improve service to families. Participants will come up with several behavioral changes they can immediately apply to their day to day work.
Learning Objectives:
1. Explain what “Family-Centered Practice” means and identify practices that are family-centered
2. Explain the definition of “family” from a family perspective
3. Identify and give examples of the nine key elements of family-centered practice
4. Identify what changes need to occur within individual practices, communities and agencies to move towards a more family-centered approach to service delivery
PRIORITY REGISTRATION FOR ABOVE SESSION WILL BE GIVEN TO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE APPROVED TO BECOME TRAINERS IN THEIR REGIONS & REGISTER FOR:  STATEWIDE TRAINING OF TRAINERS FOR FCP BASICS:
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Days Hotel Conference Center
PDF of the flyer FCP-Basics-Flyer-5-29-13

Application has been made for Continuing Education Units in social work
Sponsored by the West Virginia System of Care  www.wvsystemofcare.org