HANDS Advanced Family Support Worker Training 1073023 January 18, 2018 Lexington
 Course ID: 1073023
 Format: On-Site - Classroom course or workshop (Live Event)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number: 7-0038-01-2018-1273
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): 7.8 Contact Hours
 Certificate: TRAIN Certificate of Attendance, Contact Hours Joy
Course Description:


HANDS Advanced Family Support Worker Training 1073023 January 18, 2018 Lexington

Course Duration:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course Description:

The Advanced Family Support Worker Training provides staff with a review of core concepts and strategies as a base for building  family support worker skills.  During this training staff will focus on goals and how the goals relate to the role of the Family Support Worker; strength-based beliefs including challenges and successes; and how to anchor the "Daily Do's." This training will provide tools used by home visitation staff as they support families in the HANDS goals: positive pregnancy outcomes, optimal child growth and development, children live in healthy and safe homes, and family self-sufficiency.

Due to the limit of participants per site/district, registration will be an approval based process.  All registration requests will be approved or declined by HANDS Central Office.

Course Objectives

  1. Define strength-based beliefs, challenges,and successes.
  2. Discuss how to anchor the "Daily Do's."
  3. Explain how goals relate to the role of the Family Support Worker.

Course Agenda

Instructor: Amber Green

  • 8:30 am - 8:45 am: Introduction of Advanced Family Support Worker Training
  • 8:45 am - 9:15 am: Clarify Expectations of Role
  • 9:15 am - 10:00 am: Review HANDS Goals and How The Goals Relate to the Family Support Worker Role
  • 10:00 am - 10:15 am:   Break
  • 10:15 am - 11:00 am:   Strength-based Beliefs: Challenges and Successes
  • 11:00 am - 11:45 am:   Sharpening Your Strength-based Tools/Strategies
  • 11:45 am - 12:45 pm: Lunch
  • 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm: The Value of Values
  • 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm: Anchoring the Daily Do's
  • 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm: Break
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: How Creative Are You with Your Creative Outreach?
  • 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm: Putting It All Together
  • 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm: Closing & Evaluation

Instructor Bio
Amber Green has been with the Clark County HANDS Program since 2005. She is a certified Growing Great Kids Curriculum Trainer. Her educational experience includes a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Kentucky.

Planning Committee

Melody Stephenson,  HANDS Training Coordinator

Linda Burnam, RN, HANDS Technical Assistant

Disclaimer Statement

HANDS is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work to sponsor continuing education for credential holders. HANDS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Sponsorship number: KBSW-SP2017022.



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Original Posting Date: September 19, 2017

Subject Area(s):
Social Workers
General Public Health Staff
Background/Role(s): None
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Course Level: Intermediate
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals:
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
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Sponsor: HANDS Central Office
Accreditations: none
Special Notes: There is a block of rooms reserved at the Marriott Courtyard Lexington North, 775 Newtown Ct., Lexington at a rate of $119 per night. The hotel can be reached at (859) 253-4646. Ask for the HANDS room block when reserving your room. Remember to bring your agency's tax exempt certificate with you. The training will take place in the meeting room of the hotel.
Course Contacts
Name: Melody Stephenson
Phone: (502) 564-3756
email: melody.stephenson@ky.gov
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