5/8-5/9 Administering the CFSA 2.0 using MI Skills

Wed May 08 2024 at 08:30 am to Thu May 09 2024 at 04:30 pm

Online | Online

Family Resource Center Association
Publisher/HostFamily Resource Center Association
Training blends the skills of Motivational Interviewing and the steps to deliver the Colorado Family Support Assessment 2.0 (CFSA2.0).
About this Event

This is a two-day virtual training, welcoming to all types of adult learners. It incorporates a variety of engaging activities (quiz questions, small group practice) designed to help learners develop the Motivational Interviewing (MI) spirit and how to utilize core skills when administering the research based assessment.

After completing the training, attendees receive the CFSA 2.0 tool in English and Spanish, goal-setting tools, and are licensed to administer the assessment with program participants.

MI is a counseling technique used to help people identify their need for change and their readiness to make the change. MI is a participant-centered, self-directed approach and a great skill to have when working with families seeking support from an agency. This training helps workers and supervisors identify where individuals fall in the Stages of Change, recognize change talk, and develop the core MI skills, including, open questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and summarizing.

The CFSA2.0 is the primary family assessment tool used by the Family Resource Center Association’s network to assess family strengths and needs, and monitor progress towards family self-reliance and increased conditions that protect children against mistreatment. Non-FRCA network agencies around the state have started to implement this tool into their assessments of families as well. The CFSA 2.0 consists of three sections: Part A assesses 14 self-reliance and family stability domains, including income, housing, transportation, food security, health coverage, etc. Part B assesses the five protective factors that protect against child maltreatment. Part C identifies areas where families would like to make a change and how ready they are to make the change. This part aids in mutual goal setting.

The most effective way to complete the CFSA2.0 is by building rapport and trust with the families. To do so, FRCA believes developing MI skills is the best way to engage families and partner with them in identifying areas they would like to change.


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USD 0.00 to USD 225.00

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