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Implementing Family Check-Up® For Children

Meets DHHS criteria for an evidenced based model

Training to Support Implementation

Last Updated

April 2017

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Requirements for Program Certification

No information is available.

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Pre-Service Staff Training

FCU requires that providers participate in approximately 24 hours of training before delivering the model. The preservice training starts with an online component followed by an in-person or live, web-based workshop. The workshops incorporate active learning such as role-play, discussion, and case study. The workshops take place at ASU or on-site for a contracting organization and can accommodate up to 16 participants with two trainers.

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In-Service Staff Training

Trained providers can become certified as an FCU and Everyday Parenting provider. FCU recommends that providers participate in at least eight group consultation sessions and eight hours of individualized consultation with a certified consultant, with the consultation intended to support the providers’ certification.

A certified provider can also become certified as an FCU trainer and supervisor. Sites are encouraged to have at least one provider certified as a trainer and supervisor to promote model sustainability. Certification as an FCU trainer and supervisor requires reliability using the FCU COACH fidelity assessment and adherence to the training and supervision model. On average, certification as an FCU trainer and supervisor requires 30 hours of consultation.

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Training Materials

Training materials are available through the ASU REACH Institute FCU website. These materials include intervention manuals for FCU and Everyday Parenting; videos of (real-world and mock-session) providers demonstrating delivery of each component of the FCU and some modules from Everyday Parenting; all materials needed for administration, scoring, and interpretation of the ecological child and family assessments; all forms and documents needed to support delivery of the initial interview and feedback sessions of the FCU; and both FCU and Everyday Parenting COACH fidelity assessment forms and manuals.

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Qualified Trainers

ASU REACH consultants provide training. Consultants (1) have a minimum of a master’s degree (or equivalent) in educational or clinical psychology, (2) are trained in FCU and Everyday Parenting, and (3) have several years of experience implementing the model. The FCU implementation model supports a train-the-trainer process, in which a certified provider can become certified as an FCU trainer and supervisor who can then train and supervise new providers at his or her site.

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Technical Assistance

The FCU Implementation Quality Assurance Team meets with leadership from service sites throughout the exploration, preparation, and implementation phases. Both in-person training workshops and online training are available. After training, providers can participate in ongoing individualized consultation to support their work toward certification in the model.

Providers and sites using this model have the option of accessing an online forum for FCU providers to communicate with one another.

The technology support analyst at the ASU REACH Institute provides ongoing technical assistance to contracting sites for use of online training materials, platforms for electronic administration and scoring of assessment materials, the HIPAA-compliant online data and tracking support systems, and the secure portal for videos.

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Notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in April 2017. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by the REACH Institute at Arizona State University on January 18, 2017. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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