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Successful Reunification using Family Vistas and Home-based Treatment”
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May Webinar

Successful Reunification with Treatment Foster Care:
Family Vistas® and Home-based Treatment using Family Centered Treatment®

Family Centered Treatment®; a NCSTN and evidence based model of home based treatment, and Family Vistas®; a best practice, evidenced-informed model of treatment foster care developed by The MENTOR Network, combine to successfully achieve reunification. The reunification process includes the effective merging of shared parenting and home based treatment components necessary for successful reunion. The training addresses components of successful reunion, process for honoring the family of origin, some typical barriers with practical tools to overcome them, and a process for engaging parent(s) and foster parents in the process.
FFTA members will receive an invitation to register for this webinar. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will learn the critical components for successful reunion from out of home placements.
2. Participants will learn practice tools for coaching family of origin and foster parent(s) in their interaction/communication with their placed juvenile.
3. Participants will learn the components and how to guide “visits” to become part of the “change” process.
4. Participants will learn how to guide and coach both the family of origin parents and foster parents to develop the “parental alliance” needed by the multiple adult caregivers.

Presenter: William E Painter Jr. M.S. has become known throughout his 40 year career as a national pioneer in the field of family preservation. He has facilitated over 500 training workshops for public and private agencies on topics including; parenting the sexually traumatized child, reunification with parents after the termination of parental rights, parenting the child of multiple rejections, attachment issues, and performance based mentality / anonymous personality. He has guided the development of the practitioner developed Family Centered Treatment® model and co-authored the initial corresponding training curricula; “Wheels of Change©”. The model emphasizes and enables personal accountability and sustainable change via a valuing change process distinctive to FCT. Currently, he serves as the Senior Director of Clinical Practice for The MENTOR Network’s Children and Family Services Center of Excellence. As FCTF Board member Bill provides leadership for the national recognition and expansion of Family Centered Treatment®; an evidence-based and best practice model of home-based family preservation services proven effective with sustainable outcomes and cost savings. Mr. Painter’s most recent national conference presentations include AAEBP, NAMI, FFTA, Generations United, OJJDP, NRCCFPP, ACA, CMHS at Gains Center, AMHCA, AAMFT, Strengthening Families, Global Implementation Conference, NASW, and NCJFCJ.

This live webinar has been approved for 1.25 Continuing Education hours. Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA), ACE Approval # 1659, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. FFTA maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 4/12/2018 - 4/12/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.25 continuing education clock hours.
Every attendee who attends the entire webinar will receive a certificate of attendance. In order to receive a certificate for ACE credit hours - you must attend the entire webinar and also complete an evaluation once the webinar is finished

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