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Strengthening Families Program Facilitator Training

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Professional training by Iowa State University National Trainers is required in order to be certified to facilitate the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-16 with families in your community. SFP is effective because it was specifically crafted to increase protective factors and reduce the Risk Factors that lead to both substance abuse, youth depression, and other risk factors.

The 3-day training helps ensure program fidelity, making it more likely that there will be positive outcomes for youth and parents. Facilitators will learn about the background, evaluation, goals, and content of the program as well as practice facilitating sessions. Training is very interactive with facilitators taking part in all activities. Training also includes information on practical considerations for implementing SFP 10-14 such as recruiting families, handling challenging participants, and options for providing childcare, transportation, food, and incentives.

The limit is 4 staff persons per site.

Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be served.

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