Live Webinar: Child and Family Team Meetings: Facilitation Training


This 4-day virtual training provides participants with the basic knowledge and skills to facilitate a Child and Family Team (CFT) meeting.  Utilizing the Integrated Core Practice Model (ICPM) as the foundational guide for CFT meeting facilitators, trainees will learn: 1) key elements of team meetings for safety and case planning 2) procedural basics of team meeting facilitation 3) the role and skills needed to be an effective CFT facilitator 4) structured problem-solving and solution-focused dialogue within team meetings. Although probation is not required to complete the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS), probations’ involvement of sharing and receiving foster youths’ information from the CANS are crucial components in assisting in the safety, permanency, and well-being of foster youth. This course will provide an overview of CANS and cover the main areas that are applicable to probation.

Please note that attendees must complete all four days of the training. Due to high demand, we request that a maximum of two participants attend from each county

Chris VanOrden, Napa County Probation Department
Stacey Jackson, Siskiyou County Probation Department

Course Schedule:
Session One: February 22-23, 2022 – 10:00am to 4:00pm Daily
Session Two: March 1-2, 2022 – 10:00am to 4:00pm Daily
*Above times includes a scheduled one-hour lunch

No cost to attend training
STC # (00053433) – 20 STC Credits


The virtual training will include combination of break-out rooms and polling for all four days of instructions. Please note that webcam is REQUIRED for this training AND you must be able to hear, speak (through computer mic or phone) and participate in screen sharing, polls, chat rooms and break-out sessions.