Family Matters Fall Training
Updated: Oct 20
Family Matters Model Program Facilitator Training will be held online on October 28th & November 4th. Both sessions are required in order to become certified in this program and to be eligible for any post training opportunities.
Free CE Hours are offered for MFT, LCSW, & CCAPP
Opportunity to earn $200 after training completion and implementation.
Family Matters Training is held via Zoom Meeting & will be conducted through 2 ( 3.5 Hour ) sessions.
Live Closed Caption Available on All Trainings
This opportunity is funded by the Sacramento County DHS-BHS-SUPT.
During our training you will learn how to be a facilitator for Family Matters. This program is a 4 session "send-home" program for families with teens. When you lead this program, families will learn healthy family communication, set family rules for alcohol use, how to enhance parental supervision, and how teens can resist peer and media influence. This program will not require you to have in-person meetings. Facilitators of this program call families weekly to check in, motivate families and record outcomes.
Benefits of this program include:
Very low cost to implement
Engage with families with social distancing (online or over phone)
Training includes detailed outreach, engagement, and retention tips
Extremely effective outcomes, even with volunteer educators
Can incorporate into existing programs or use as a stand-alone program
Can be facilitated by staff, volunteers or interns
All start-up materials for this program are included as part of this training. (curriculum, forms, marketing materials, booklets for families etc.)
Family rules for alcohol & marijuana use
How to Enhance Parental supervision
Increase resistance to peer and media influences
BOOKLET I - WHY FAMILIES MATTER
Motivating youth and spouses to participate
Understanding negative consequences to the family from teen substance use
BOOKLET 2 - HELPING FAMILIES MATTER TO TEENS
Family characteristics that positively influence teens: supervision, support, communication skills, attachment, time spent together, educational achievement, conflict reduction, and how well adolescence is understood.
BOOKLET 3 - ALCOHOL RULES ARE FAMILY MATTERS
Variables originating in the family that predict adolescent drug use.
BOOKLET 4 - NON-FAMILY INFLUENCES THAT MATTER
Variables outside the family that influence teen alcohol use
Five key qualities of character
Your brain on adolescence
The power of choice
Challenges: drugs and violence
PROGRAM TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
Must agree to implement the program in Sacramento County at least once.
Submit demographic and evaluation data to Omni Youth Programs
Must have at least 5 families complete the program for $200 Gift Card