Family Team Conferencing Overview

This eLearning program introduces learners to the Integrated Family Team Conferencing model used by ACS and its provider agencies. The program describes the model’s purpose, goals, values and benefits; the various conference types; and learners’ roles in the six-stage process as facilitated by ACS and prevention and foster care agencies. This training provides opportunities for the learner to reinforce their learning through self-assessments and by applying their newfound knowledge to a case scenario.


Who Should Attend?

Any staff who would like to familiarize themselves with the ACS Family Team Conferencing approach.


Course Benefits

Learners will:

  • Be able to recognize the continuum of family team conferences during the life of a case.
  • Understand the importance of the six-stage conference process and each stage’s objectives.
  • Be trained about the roles involved in the Family Team Conference process (e.g., facilitator, service providers, family members, parent advocate, community representatives, community stakeholders, etc.)


Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete a 30-minute eLearning course. Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.


Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.



Register for this course by logging in to Cornerstone, browse for the course name and complete all information.  For more information about the ACS Workforce Institute, please contact the Help Desk at or call (212) 748-1898.


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