Family Team Conferencing Integrated

This training informs facilitators of the changes in Family Team Conference (FTC) practice as embodied in the new Child Welfare Program’s (CWP) Integrated Family Team Conference Model that will be used in ACS and Foster Care and Prevention agencies. This training discusses the goals of this model, what conferences will be facilitated by ACS, and how the model can result in a more integrated continuum of conferences. This training uses interactive scenarios and activities to reinforce core FTC components, such as the six-stage structure, safety and risk decision making, family engagement and management review. Before attending this instructor-led training, learners must complete all course prerequisites listed below.


Who Should Attend?

All staff working in Child Welfare who will be facilitating Family Team Conferences.


Course Benefits

Learners will:

  • Be made aware of the changes in FTC practice that will be used throughout the Child Welfare system in alignment with the new CWP Integrated Family Team Conference Model.
  • Better understand the goals of this model and how it aligns with the integrated continuum of conferences.


Course Prerequisites

Prior to attending this course, participants are required to have completed the two-day Safety and Risk: Investigation, Synthesis and Investigation course offered by the ACS Workforce Institute or equivalent.


Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, participants will complete a four-day, instructor-led training. Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.


Continuing Education Units

There are no CEUs associated with this course.



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