Training of the Trainer Application

An Effective Approach to Supporting Families and Communities
based on evidence that when five key protective factors are present:
We can prevent child abuse We can promote optimal healthy growth & development of children

Strengthening Families Georgia and the Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children (GAEYC) present:

SFG Master Trainer TOT 
August 21-23, 2019, 9:00am- 4:00pm
Department of Human Services
2 Peachtree Street
Room 7-280 Johnson
Atlanta, GA 30303

Dr. Pat Minish, Facilitator: Strengthening Families Georgia Chair, Training for Trainers Intermediate & Advanced Training Facilitator

  Upon successful completion of this program trainers will be approved to provide the SFG TOT and trainings on all Five Protective Factors and the SFG Overview (7 trainings total). A separate 12-hour SFG TOT is held annually for Parent and Community Leaders to offer Protective Factor module training and Parent Cafes for parents. Email  to have your name added to the interested list.

What are the Eligibility Requirements?
1. Agency/Organization Staff 
2. Minimum 2 years experience as a trainer
3. Minimum Bachelor Degree
4. Family or Child Care Services affiliation
5. Resume required, submit with application

What are the Commitments?  One SFG TOT must be offered by your agency annually free of charge, use of standard SFG evaluation form, all forms returned to SFG (SFG sign in sheets, SFG evaluation forms). All info available electronically. Hard copies of evaluations and handouts must be provided by the trainer, training site and/or sponsor. SFG will not be able to provide hard copies for trainings. Agencies are required to complete a SFG Training commitment form. Trainers are required to complete a SFG Master Trainer Agreement. Thereafter permission granted to offer SFG trainings for 3 years. 

What Are the Five Protective Factors?
The Protective Factors provide a common framework for collaboration that is intentional, purposeful, and focused on promoting optimal development of young children and strengthening their families.
1. Parental Resilience- Parents Can Bounce Back
2. Social Connections- Parents Have Friends
3. Knowledge of Child Development- Parents Know How Children Grow and Learn
4. Concrete Support in Times of Need- Parents Know Where to Turn for Help
5. Social and Emotional Competence of Children- Children Learn to Talk About and Handle Feelings

Application currently closed.

Space is limited to approved applicants. Submission of this application does not indicate acceptance into the TOT. 


Applicants will be notified by July 31st.
Lunch is provided.

Strengthening Families is a national initiative of the Center for the Study of Social Policy. In Georgia a Partnership of nearly 50 agencies and organizations support SFG. The Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children (GAEYC) currently chairs the SFG Partnership and Leadership Team and administratively manages SFG.

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