Event Details

CAFAS Training the Agency Trainer

Information Details
Start Date Thursday, January 31, 2019
End Date Friday, February 01, 2019
Event Times Registration: 8:00am. Training 8:30am-5:00pm both days.
Community Mental Health Association of Michigan Training Center
426 S. Walnut, Lansing, MI 48933
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Event Details January 31-February 1, 2019
Fees There is no charge for this training. However, you do need to register.
8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration and Light Refreshments
8:30 am – 10:15 am Subscale Assignment, CAFAS Survey, Presenting the Introductory Slides
10:15 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 11:30 am School/work subscale w/group participation
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Home subscale w/group participation
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (on site)
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Community subscale w/group participation
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Behavior Toward Others subscale w/group participation and Review of Behavioral Subscales (Using Survey Questions)
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Moods and Emotion subscale w/group participation
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Self Harm subscale w/group participation
8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration and Light Refreshments
8:30 am – 9:00 am Review of Moods and Emotion and Self-harm subscales (Survey Questions)
9:00 am – 9:45 am Substance Use subscale w/group participation
9:45 am – 10:30 am Thinking subscale w/group participation
10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 11:00 am Review of Substance Use and Thinking (Survey Questions)
11:00 am – 11:45 am Care-Givers subscales
11:45 am – 3:45 pm Reliability Testing (lunch and breaks as needed by each participant)
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Trainer Responsibilities: Scoring, Mentoring, Record-Keeping, On-going QA
Note: Participants are required to stay for the final training topic (3:45 pm - 5:00 pm) even if they finish their Reliability Test early
Objective Objectives:
1. Explain the importance of regular CAFAS training as part of using this researched-based tool.
2. Explain the CAFAS rating protocol for school, including summer school, homeschooling, and school in residential setting.
3. Explain the CAFAS rating protocol for the home subscale, including factors related to safety, compliance, run-away behavior, and out-of-home scoring.
4. Explain the CAFAS rating protocol for the community subscale, including factors relating to probation, property destruction, aggressive conduct, and fire setting.
5. Explain the CAFAS Rating protocol for the Behavior Toward others subscale including behavior offenses, age-appropriate interaction skills, and judgement.
6. Explain the CAFAS rating protocol for the Moods and Emotions subscale including scoring factors related to depression, anxiety, mood-related reactions to abuse or trauma, and the impact of bizarre mood reactions.
7. Explain the CAFAS rating protocol for the Self-Harm subscale including intentional and seemingly non-intentional self-harmful behaviors.
8. Explain and rate the moods and emotions and self-harm subscales utilizing the survey and quiz questions.
9. Explain the CAFAS rating protocol for the Substance Use Subscale including factors related to maladaptive, inappropriate, and disruptive use of substances.
10. Explain the CAFAS rating protocol for the Thinking Subscale including communications, perceptions, cognitions, and orientation and memory concerns.
11. Explain and rate the substance use and thinking subscales utilizing the survey and quiz questions.
12. Identify and explain the importance of rating Caregiver scales, including the use and function of Caregiver scales in the Michigan CMH system.
13. Organize and plan for training others, including process for mentoring, record-keeping, ongoing technical assistance to new raters.
Who Should Attend Who Should Attend: Mental health professionals who are already trained as CAFAS Raters at all levels of practice (beginning, intermediate and/or advanced).
Presenter(s) About The Presenters:
Ann Heerde, LMSW, serves as the Program Supervisor for Family Services at CMH of Ottawa County. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. Ann has been CAFAS/PECFAS trainer for 9 years and serves a Coach for PMTO (Parent Management Training- Oregon model). Her previous employment experience includes working as a Team Leader at Family Outreach Center, Surveillance Officer for Kent County Juvenile Court, Mentoring & Aftercare Coordinator at Serve Our Youth of Iowa and the Children’s Ministry Director at The Other Way Ministries.

Rebecca L Clore, LMSW, Quality Services and Compliance Manager, joined Family & Children Services in July 2015. Rebecca is responsible for the organization’s quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives, supporting outcome and evaluation efforts for behavioral health and child welfare programs, and leading the organization’s accreditation efforts. Rebecca is also the Statewide Fidelity Leader for Parent Management Training in Michigan, an evidence-based parenting program for families who have children experiencing social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Prior to joining Family & Children Services, Rebecca worked for over 9 years at Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as the Children’s Evidence Based and Community Trainer, including serving as the agency’s CAFAS Trainer.
CEUs Continuing Education Credits:
Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 10.25 Continuing Education hours. The Community Mental Health Association is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818.
Certificate Awarded: At the conclusion of this conference, turn in your Certificate of Attendance form to the CMHAM Staff to be approved. You will turn in the top sheet & retain the bottom sheet which serves as your certificate. No other certificate will be given.
Certificate Issued By: Christina Ward, Director of Education & Training; cward@cmham.org.; 517-374-6848
Evaluation/Grievance: There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the course and the instructor. If you have any issues with the way in which this conference was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation or you may contact CMHAM at 517-374-6848 or through our webpage at www.cmham.org for resolution.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
Since there is no fee for this event, we request written cancellation notice if you find that you are unable to attend once you have registered. This assists us with meal counts and allows others to attend who may have been turned away because of limited space.
Weather Policy Severe Weather Policy

Trainings will take place as scheduled and we will not be able to refund training fees. In the event of severe weather, please check the www.macmhb.org website for scheduling delays and event updates.
Grant Funding/Sponsors Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.

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