After beginning to work with families, staff participate in two more Child First Learning Collaborative learning sessions over about six months. Each learning session is two to three days long. Staff continue to participate in distance learning modules between each learning session. In addition, clinical staff attend the Diagnostic Classification: 0–5 training, and all staff participate in the Circle of Security training. Specialty conferences are provided based on identified training needs for the population served.
An accelerated version of the Child First Learning Collaborative, Staff Accelerated Training (STAT), is available for new staff joining existing affiliates across the national network. STAT is a four-part training conducted one to two days per month either in person or through videoconferencing. If more than one location will be participating, the training is structured to support the simultaneous participation of up to four locations around the country. At each location, the state clinical director leads a small group of new staff in activities and discussions. Locations are connected to each other and the NPO through videoconferencing, where interactive discussions occur. There are three cycles each year.
The state clinical director continues to provide the affiliates with on-site reflective clinical consultation for three hours weekly for six months, and then three hours biweekly for six months. Each session includes two hours of group consultation with all clinical teams and one hour of individual consultation with the affiliate site clinical director/supervisor. After 12 months, the state clinical director provides the affiliate site clinical director/supervisor with individual consultation biweekly. The consultation provides sites with the opportunity to discuss their experiences in working with families, review videos, solicit responses to implementation questions, and review data. The state clinical director is available for consultation with affiliate site clinical directors/supervisors as needed at any time.
Staff also participate in a CPP learning collaborative conducted by CPP national trainers; it consists of three learning sessions over 12 months and 18 months of biweekly consultation calls.
The affiliate site clinical directors participate in Child First Clinical Director Network Meetings, which occur monthly for two hours. The meetings include case presentations, clinical discussion, and administrative and management updates and problem solving.