- October 2021
- Vol. 22, No. 9
Family Treatment Court Practice Academy
Children and Family Futures released a new 2021 FTC Practice Academy training series to support family treatment court (FTC), child welfare, substance use disorder treatment, and dependency court professionals, as well as other stakeholders, as they build their collaborative capacity to help families dealing with substance use.
The 2021 training series aims to help trainees learn how to implement best practices and improve equity outcomes, create action plans that show what works best for families dealing with substance use disorders, and share innovations and inspiration between FTCs.
The series comprises three standalone courses that include videos, team discussions, virtual live conversations between participants and subject-matter experts, Take Action tools to help trainees shape their own action plans, and resources to encourage and support additional discussion.
The following are the 2021 FTC courses:
- "Putting the Pieces Together: Harnessing the Power of Parenting Time to Strengthen the Parent-Child Relationship and Support Reunification Efforts in Your Family Treatment Court"—This course discusses the importance of quality parenting time and how to objectively measure and track progress in strengthening the parent-child relationship to support the family and inform decisions about increasing parenting time and reunification.
- "Putting the Pieces Together: Disrupting Stigma to Support Meaningful Change for Families in Family Treatment Court"—This course invites FTC teams and practitioners to consider how their thoughts, beliefs, and language about parenting and substance use disorders influence how they interact with families.
- "Putting the Pieces Together: Applying a Family-Centered, Problem-Solving Approach to Family Treatment Court Staffing and Court Hearings"—This course discusses key components of a family-centered, behavior-focused, problem-solving approach in FTC precourt staffing and court hearings.
For more information and to participate in the courses, visit the FTC Practice Academy website.