FAMILY MATTERS

FREE TRAINING!

This Training has been updated to better suit social distancing.

Training in this Model Program is now held online via ZOOM!

 

Become a Certified Model Program Provider of Family Matters!

Earn $200 by building community capacity in Sacramento County! 

Next Online Training Begins October 22, 2020

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

We train you to be a provider of Family Matters. Family Matters is send-home program for families with teens.  Facilitators of this program call families weekly to check in, motivate progress and record outcomes. This opportunity is funded by the Sacramento County Department of Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services, Substance Use Prevention & Treatment Services as a strategy to reduce youth drug use and build community capacity.

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

THE PROGRAM

FORMAT 

  • Send-home family program with individualized weekly support by phone, email, or text with a Certified Prevention Educator trained in the “Family Matters” model program.

  • No in-home visits required.

  • Four booklets provided in sequence to families containing multiple activities that build upon each other.

  • Activities completed by parents alone AND by parents & teens together.

  • Easy for families to participate! 

  • Families receive personalized attention, complete at their own pace and schedule, and feel greater privacy due to phone and in-home format.

FAMILY TOPICS

  • Encourages family communication

  • Sets family rules for alcohol & marijuana use

  • Enhances parental supervision

  • Increases 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

  • Understanding parents

  • Your brain on adolescence

  • The power of choice

  • School success

  • Challenges: drugs and violence

BECOMING A FACILITATOR

OVERVIEW

  • Free leader training 

  • All start up materials included ​

  • Lifetime certification 

  • Complete 8 hours of training

  • Facilitation skills & program curriculum training

  • Clear, organized and easy to use curriculum 

BENEFITS TO YOUR ORGANIZATION 

  • Very low cost to implement 

  • No materials to replenish 

  • Engage hard to reach populations 

  • Become A Certified Model Program Provider

  • 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 used to temporarily serve those on a waitlist for full services from your organization 

  • Includes all start-up materials: curriculum, forms, marketing materials, booklets for families, etc. 

  • Program listed on NREPP, OJJDP Model Programs Guide, CA Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC), and CrimeSolutions.gov. Published in Journal of Drug Education and Journal of Primary Prevention​​

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • Reduces the prevalence of alcohol use among teens

  • Teens drink less often than control groups at 6 month and 12 month follow-up periods.

  • Family communication increases.

  • Parents become stronger and more effective alcohol prevention advocates.

WHO SHOULD GET CERTIFIED? 

  • Mental Health Professionals 

  • Teachers 

  • Counselors 

  • Community Center Leaders 

  • Therapists 

  • Social workers 

  • Prevention and intervention staff 

  • Interns 

  • Parents who want to be active leaders in their community

ORGANIZATIONS CERTIFIED IN FAMILY MATTERS

  • Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento

  • RISS

  • SHRA

  • Bridge Network

  • Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians

  • HOPE Counseling Center

  • NorCal MHA

  • La Familia Counseling Center, INC.

  • WellSpace Health

  • No Youth Left Behind

  • Couples Resource Collective

  • Next Move Sacramento

  • Hope for Healthy Families Counseling Center

GET IN TOUCH

9616 Micron Ave #750 Sacramento, CA, 95827

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