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August 2012Vol. 13, No. 7Engaging Reluctant Families Training

The National Family Preservation Network (NFPN) is offering a recording of a live training focused on building specific caseworker skills for engaging reluctant families. The training is centered on engaging families from their initial involvement with the child protection system. Topics covered include:

  • Why engagement is important
  • Engaging the reluctant client
  • Resistance vs. reluctance
  • Signs of reluctance
  • Emotional incentives to reluctance
  • Recognizing reluctant styles
  • Principles for working with reluctant clients

The training, plus a question and answer session with the moderators, is available for $20. An outline and registration is available on the National Family Preservation Network website: