Training for SFP3-5, 6-11 & 12-16


North America Training

Training of SFP group leaders by SFP-certified trainers and technical assistance for implementation, and quality/fidelity and evaluation are provided by HH Training & Consulting, LLC. Contact:
Hope Heffernan (812) 787-1668 strengtheningfamiliestraining@gmail.com. Hispanic and Native American Trainers available.

International Training

Training of SFP group leaders outside North America by SFP-certified trainers and technical assistance for implementation, and outcome evaluation are arranged by Dr. Karol Kumpfer, the SFP Program Developer. SFP group workshop trainers are available in Canada, Mexico, Europe, Balkans, Middle East, Central Asia, China, Southeast Asia and Australia to deliver culturally specific trainings in the language of the trainees. For more information, contact:

Dr. Karol Kumpfer, 801-583-4601 or kkumpfer@xmission.com.

Group Leader Training Costs for SFP3-5, 6-11, 12-16

Training fees are $4,100 for a two-day SFP group leader training for 16 or fewer trainees (with one Trainer) or $4,900  for a training of 36 or fewer (with two Trainers). The training fee includes a master set on CD of SFP course materials for one age-variant ($450 value) in one language and permanent site-limited license to copy course materials for the agency's own use.

Trainer travel expenses for one or two trainers, for the smaller or larger groups respectively, are reimbursable in addition to the training fee. Comprehensive fees including training, course materials, and trainer travel are available and preferable.

SFP training teams typically include a woman and a man and reflect when possible the ethnicity of the trainees and families to be served. Training in the United States is available in English and in Spanish. The training fee includes some technical assistance in implementation.

Five Staff Members Needed to implement SFP groups classes. SFP group classes require five trained staff: two group leaders for the parents, two for children or teens, and a site coordinator. If your budget is limited and the number to be trained is small, you may be able to send your trainees to a training already scheduled to be hosted by another agency. Hope Heffernan strengtheningfamiliestraining@gmail.com will help you locate other trainings, but the terms and costs are negotiated directly with the host agency. Finding a training in your region to meet your schedule is often difficult, however, and travel costs for your trainees often more than offset cost savings over hosting your own training.

 

Training to deliver the SFP 7-17 class material


Training for SFP 7-17 Group Leaders, In-Home Family Coaches, & DVD Family Discussion Leaders

NOTE: Training for SFP 7-17 is handled through our non-profit Strengthening Families Foundation and a portion of each training fee is a donation to the Foundation. (Some training scholarships are available for churches and small non-profits. Contact: strengtheningfamiliesprogram1@gmail.com)

SFP 7-17 -DVD Family Discussion Leaders are trained to facilitate class discussion and family skill practice in a multi-family group viewing of the SFP7-17 Home-Use DVD. Discussion Manual included.

SFP 7-17 Family Coaches for In-Home Intensive Program use the SFP 7-17 Home-Use DVD to view with families in-home, teach mini-lessons, and conduct family skills practice for at-risk families.

SFP 7-17 Group Leaders use the SFP 7-17 class curriculum to teach Parent, Teen, Child, and Family Practice lessons. Six Group Leaders are needed for this model: 2 each for the parent, teen, and child classes held the first hour. Then all six coaches help with the Family Practice Session during the second hour. Email or call to find the best option for your organization: Jaynie Brown (385) 226-3396 Email: strengtheningfamiliesprogram1@gmail.com

Fees are $3,200 for a two-day SFP DVD Discussion Leader, Family Coach, or Group Leader training for up to 20 people. The fee includes a USB Flash-drive of all SFP 7-17 course materials including Parent, Teen, Child and Family Practice lessons, and an Implementation Handbook for the agency to copy. Each trainee will also receive a SFP Home-Use DVD.

Fees are $1,600 for a one-day SFP DVD Discussion Leader training for up to 20 people. The fee includes a USB flash-drive with the SFP DVD Discussion Questions, the SFP DVD Handouts, and Implementation Handbook. Each trainee will also receive a SFP Home-Use DVD. One-day Trainings require that each person being trained spend 7 hours of pre-training time reviewing material before the training begins. This includes watching the 5 ½ hours of the SFP DVD video lessons and answering the DVD Home Study Questions, and the "About SFP" questions before the training begins. Download Home Study Questions and "About SFP" Here

Trainer travel expenses for one or two trainers, for smaller (20 or fewer) or larger (38 or fewer) groups respectively, are reimbursable in addition to the training fee. Comprehensive fees that include training, course materials, and trainer travel are available and preferable.

WANT A FREE TRAINING? If you are interested in using the SFP 7-17 curriculum in your group classes, OR hosting a 12-week SFP DVD Family Discussion Group, and would be willing to do a Randomized Control Trial – with a wait-to-treat group for comparison – we will provide a free training and all SFP materials plus an outcome evaluation for free for your agency. If an agency does not fulfill their commitment to an RTC within a year after the first classes start, they will be billed the full cost of the training. Please email strengtheningfamiliesprogram1@gmail.com if you are interested—and provide us details of how you will do recruitment of families and approximate dates for training.