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Families Thrive is a framework of protective and promotive factors that have been shown to support health, well-being and thriving in young people across childhood into young adulthood. The framework brings together the latest research from child development, neuro- and brain-biology, and the impact of trauma on development to help young people, parents, caregivers and professionals understand and respond to youth and their caretakers in ways that increase engagement and the likelihood of healthy developmental outcomes.
Completing the Families Thrive Training for Trainers provides participants with a comprehensive overview of how to implement the research-based protective and promotive factors approach in their practices, programs, and communities. It prepares participants to become competent trainers of the Families Thrive, Youth Thrive™ and Strengthening Families curricula, and will allow them to use the Strengthening Families curricula, the Youth Thrive™ curricula, and the Strengthening Families curricula as stand-alone approaches or integrated into a comprehensive Families Thrive approach that spans childhood into young adulthood.
Participants must complete the entire course to become an approved trainer.
The Families Thrive Training for Trainers is from 9am to 5pm each day for five days (35 total training hours). This includes four days of the Families Thrive: Protective and Promotive Factors to Enhance Thriving for All Families & Young People curriculum and one day dedicated to training for trainers and teach-backs. Lunch will be provided on-site each day for an additional $10/day or can be purchased near the training site. See the agenda for the training.
Each participant receives:
Following the training, each trainer joins the Youth Thrive Learning Community and will receive additional resources and access to a shared internet site where updates to curricula will be mounted as they are available.
Strengthening Families modules, slides and handouts are available on the CSSP website. Graduates from the training will be authorized to train others using the Youth Thrive™ and Families Thrive curricula. Training will be included to help participants train the Strengthening Families curriculum (this curriculum does not require additional authorization from CSSP to use as a stand-alone curriculum and is available free of cost on the CSSP website).
Registration costs $955. The number of available seats in this training are very limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis.
The Children’s Home Society of NC
604 Meadow Street
Greensboro, NC 27415
Special room rates are available at several local hotels to help reduce travel costs. Inquire about locations and availability when registering.
The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and its partners implemented the Strengthening Families framework in the early 2000’s to help parents increase the protective and promotive factors shown to reduce child maltreatment and increase resilience in young children. In 2012 CSSP followed this with the Youth Thrive™ framework that focuses on helping professionals and service providers increase adolescent engagement and better focus interventions to reduce risk and increase positive developmental outcomes for young people from puberty through young adulthood. The Families Thrive framework is a synthesis of both frameworks that offers a way to reduce risks and implement a protective and promotive factors approach across childhood and into adulthood.
Frank Eckles, Executive Director, Academy for Competent Youth Work
Dr. Rose Ann Renteria, Director of Research & Evaluation, Phillips Programs
Frank Eckles is the co-author of the Youth Thrive™ curriculum. Rose Ann Renteria is the co-editor of the Families Thrive curriculum. Both are master trainers who bring a wealth of experience and training expertise.
All individuals attending the training must complete the Trainer Application.
Senior Program Director
at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 920-3793
The number of seats in this training are very limited and will be assigned onn a first-come, first served basis.
If you have questions about the curriculum content or training for trainers you can email Frank directly.
This training is co-sponsored by the Children’s Home Society of NC and the Center for the Study of Social Policy . It is provided by SMARTsource Collaborative, which includes the Academy for Competent Youth Work, Bolster Collaborative, Phillips Programs and Youth Catalytics.