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 TRAINING OF TRAINERS 
March 5-6, 2018, 9:00am- 4:00pm
Mercer University
160 Henry Pkwy
McDonough, GA 30253

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 SFG trainings on all Five Protective Factors and the SFG Overview (6 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 sfgatraining@gmail.com  to have your name added to the interested list.

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

What are the Commitments? 3 SFG trainings must be offered by you free of charge by March 6, 2019, use of standard DFCS evaluation form, all forms returned to SFG (SFG sign in sheets, DFCS 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. All training materials mentioned above due to GAEYC by March 6, 2019. Agreement to peer review one other SFG trainer during initial year. All reviews will be held confidential. Permission granted to offer SFG trainings for 5 years upon successful completion of initial year. 

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

To APPLY to attend this training please fill out the form below, attendance is pending until you receive an approval letter. Space is limited to 25 applicants. Cost is $25, and is due after acceptance.

2018 TOT Application

Application Deadline: February 8, 2018
Acceptance Notification: February 15, 2017
Snacks and Chick Fil-A/Moe’s Southwest Grill box lunches will be provided.

For application questions please email: sfgatraining@gmail.com

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) chairs the SFG Partnership and Leadership Team and administratively manages SFG.

This SFG Training of Trainers is funded and administered by the Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children (GAEYC). Strengthening Families Georgia is supported in part by the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services (DHS-DFCS) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Community Based Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CFDA 93-590). Points of view or opinions stated in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Community Based Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CFDA 93.590).

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