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PECFAS Training for Agency Trainers

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Start Date Monday, December 09, 2019
End Date Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Event Times December 9-10, 2019 Registration: 8:00am-8:30am with Training from 8:30am-5:00pm
Community Mental Health Association of Michigan Training Center
426 S. Walnut, Lansing, MI 48933
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Event Details Requirement: You must have completed a 2-day PECFAS Rater training: Documentation is required. Reliability Testing is not included in this training.

Note: Preference will be given to those registering who are from a CMH who currently do NOT have a PECFAS Rater Trainer.

Description: This training includes a comprehensive training experience with the PECFAS, including the hands-on experience using the scoring guidelines for each of the seven subscales, as well as training tips and strategies. Scoring and mentoring of Reliability Vignettes will be discussed and practiced. Participants can anticipate receiving extensive experiential practice and becoming a confident and well-informed trainer. Participants will be expected to present material during the training to ensure skills needed to be a trainer.
Fees There is no charge for this event.
Agenda Agenda:
8:30am - 9:00am Registration and light refreshments
9:00am - 10:15am Introductions, Using the Agenda, Power Points, Quizzes
10:15am -10:30am Break
10:30am - 11:45am Designing/Planning your Training and Developing Examples
11:45am -12:30pm Lunch (on site)
12:30pm - 2:00pm School/Daycare Subscale, Example, Quizzes
2:00pm - 2:45pm Home Subscale: Examples, Quizzes
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:15pm Developing your Training Style; Solving Problems
4:15pm - 5:00pm Community Subscale: Examples, Quizzes

8:30am - 9:00am Registration and light refreshments
9:00am - 9:45am Behavior Toward Others: Examples, Quizzes
9:45am -10:15am Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Standardizing your Response
10:15am - 10:30am Break
10:30am - 12:00pm Moods Subscale: Examples, Quizzes
12:00pm - 12:45pm Lunch (on site)
12:45pm - 1:45pm Self-harmful Behaviors: Quizzes
1:45pm - 2:45pm Thinking Scale: Examples, Quizzes
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:00pm Reliability Testing: Scoring, Mentoring, Decision-Making
4:00pm - 5:00pm Reviewing Trainer Responsibilities: Designing Training, Presenting, Scoring, Mentoring,
Record-Keeping, On-going QA
Objective Objectives:
1. Increase your understanding of the general rules of scoring the PECFAS and the specific scoring guideline for each subscale.
2. Demonstrate your ability to differentiate the levels of severity of behaviors and explain how these differences are scored on the PECFAS subscales.
3. Create 2 appropriate examples of items illustrating scoring rules.
4. Develop an understanding of all 7 subscales related to the PECFAS.
5. Develop an understanding of presentation styles.
6. Increase capacity to plan and create trainings.
7. Discuss FAQs related to PECFAS to create consistent answers among trainers.
8. Enhance presentation skills relative to teaching the PECFAS.
9. Develop skills on addressing wrong answers related to testing and supporting test takers.
10. Enhance presentation skills in using quizzes in presentations.
11. Become able to present the PECFAS as a research-based tool, with proven validity and reliability.
12. Gain skills related to presenting the clinical uses of the PECFAS, including age ranges and appropriate clinical settings.
13. Demonstrate ability to convey to trainees the general rules of scoring the PECFAS, the specific scoring guidelines for each subscale and potential issues regarding the subscales that may arise in local trainings.
14. Learn how to score Participant’s Reliability Tests and how to maintain the reliability status of your trainees.
Who Should Attend Mental Health Professionals who are already trained as PECFAS Raters who work in the Michigan public mental health system.
Presenter(s) Julie Helmer works as a contract trainer for MDHHS. In this position, Julie trains Early On® and Community Mental Health staff or contract staff working with infants, toddlers and young children, aged birth to 47 months in the state of Michigan in various Social Emotional Assessment Instruments. These assessments include Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Infants and Toddlers (DECA I/T), Parenting Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes (PICCOLO), Massie Campbell Attachment During Stress (ADS) and Preschool and Early Childhood Functional Assessment Scale (PECFAS). Julie is currently a Master Trainer in PECFAS for MHS. Julie has worked in the field of early childhood and mental health for over 18 years.
CEUs Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 13.5 Continuing Education hours. The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818.
Certificate Awarded: At the conclusion of this training, turn in your Certificate of Attendance form to the CMHAM Staff to be approved.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy: While there is no fee, 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 website for scheduling delays and event updates.
Grant Funding/Sponsors Mental Health Block Grant Language:
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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