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The CHRIS Training Institute strives to provide licensed social workers, professional counselors and marriage and family therapists with high-quality, reasonably priced opportunities to acquire continuing education unit (CEU) credit hours needed for your license renewal. Below are our 2019 Professional Education course offerings.

Click on any of the trainings below to get more detailed information:

September 12-13, 2019: Comprehensive Child and Family Assessments: Advanced


9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (Day 1)
9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. (Day 2)





CHRIS 180’s Main Office – CHRIS Training Institute
1030 Fayetteville Road
Atlanta, GA 30316

Located across the street from our previous location at 1017 Fayetteville Road. Free parking.

Click here to register.


10 Core CEU hours have been approved through LPCA of GA and applied for through NASW


Training Description

This training is designed to provide CCFA Assessors with a detailed description of the essential elements of the Comprehensive Child and Family Assessment. It will include an overview of the key “parts” of the CCFA, the major milestones in the 25-day “process”, and the specific components that create the final “product”. This interactive and engaging course is an indispensable tool for those agency personnel recently approved or in the process of being approved by the state of Georgia to add to their assessment toolbox. Each day is designed to provide participants with practical and focused information to increase their confidence and competence with completing a quality CCFA.



  • Obtain an overview of the purpose of the CCFA and its value to DFCS
  • Learn required components of the CCFA
  • Understand agency contractual requirements, as well as staff clearance and annual training
  • Discover the major milestones during the 25-day CCFA process
  • Develop strategies to increase the ability to effectively document clinical observations
  • Practice interviewing techniques to engage difficult youth, caregivers and additional family members
  • Review and evaluate different family assessment tools
    • Review DFCS approved trauma assessment rating scales and purpose of assessment with deprived youth
    • Learn how to incorporate additional assessment tools and questionnaires
    • Practice completing various sections of the CCFA (i.e. The Family Assessment, Recommendations, Genogram, Form 419, Strengths/Needs Statements, etc.)

About the Trainers

Diana Cortina-Rodriguez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist currently working at CHRIS 180. Diana obtained her undergraduate degree in Family and Child Sciences at Florida State University and her masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mercer University. For the last 3 years, Diana has immersed herself in working with children and families who have a history of trauma/abuse.  Diana is a trauma informed clinician and recently completed her EMDR basic training. She is passionate about helping others, and the avenue in which she expresses this passion is through therapy. Diana’s goal is to empower her clients and guide them towards their direction of growth. She approaches problems with a systemic perspective, meaning she looks at the whole family system when working with children/adolescents. Diana believes in exploring the physical, spiritual, emotional and social components of each individual person, within the multiple levels of systems they interact in. Although she will continue to grow and evolve in her practice, her approach will always be rooted in the belief that people are relational by nature.

Yvonne Davis is currently a therapist at CHRIS 180. She has her LMSW and is primarily serving youth ages 16 and younger and their families. Yvonne received her dual Master of Social Work and Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago. Yvonne specializes in working with children/adolescents and their families in the school setting. Yvonne uses her previous experience of teaching to strengthen youth’s parent’s ability to advocate for their children academically and to find creative solutions to encourage positive behavior change. Yvonne is passionate about finding ways to lower systematic barriers and to providing better educational and mental health opportunities for youth and families of marginalized populations.

October 31-November 1, 2019: Trauma Impact and Assessment


9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (Day 1)
9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. (Day 2)



CHRIS 180’s Main Office – CHRIS Training Institute
1030 Fayetteville Road
Atlanta, GA 30316

Located across the street from our previous location at 1017 Fayetteville Road. Free parking.

Cost: $190. Click here to register.


Training Description

The purpose of this training is to provide professionals with a comprehensive understanding of trauma and the impact of child and adolescent trauma/complex trauma on multiple domains (Neurobiology, Physiology, Attachment, Affect Regulation, Behavioral Control, Cognition, Memory, Dissociation and Self Concept.) Participants will learn and/or review DSM 5 Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders. Participants will gain the knowledge, skills, and values needed to provide comprehensive trauma assessments and build competency in completing the trauma assessment component of the Comprehensive Child and Family Assessments (CCFA).  Participants will be trained to use UCLA PTSD RI, CATS (Child and Adolescent Trauma Screening), Life Events Checklist (LEC) and PTSD Checklist (PC-L) assessment tools, complete a written report of assessment, and make recommendations.


Additional Information

CEU: 10 Core CEU hours have been approved through LPCA of GA and applied for through NASW

About the Trainer

Jen Packard, LCSW
Project Director, Project 180
Clinical Supervisor, CHRIS Counseling Center

Please plan to arrive early or on time for these events.


The CHRIS Training Institute’s policy for issuing continuing education credits is based upon State Law and guidelines set forth by the Georgia Composite Board which state that “participants must attend the entire presentation in order to receive continuing education credit.” If you are more than 15 minutes late in arriving for a seminar, you are welcome to remain for the balance of the presentation, but we will not be able to issue continuing education credits to you as a participant. This is according to agency regulations requiring attendance at the entire presentation in order for CEUs to be issued. This policy applies to early departures as well – if you leave more than 15 minutes early, we will not be able to issue CEUs for your participation.We instituted this policy to ensure that our accreditation to offer CEs is not put into jeopardy. We will also not be able to issue you a refund for the registration fee if you arrive late to the training as we already counted on your presence in planning for the seminar. It is our goal to continue to provide you with quality, reasonably priced opportunities to acquire credits needed for your license renewal.



  • Cancellations received up to 10 calendar days prior to class will be refunded 100% of the full training fee.
  • Cancellations 4-9 calendar days prior to class will be refunded 50% of the full training fee. As a courtesy, we will allow you to apply 50% of your payment toward a future CTI training course within one year of the cancellation date.
  • Cancellations 1-3 calendar days prior to class, and no-shows, are subject to payment for the full amount without future training credit.
  • Registrant substitutions may be made at any time.
  • Please note that if you do not cancel or do not attend, you are responsible for payment.


  • CTI reserves the right to cancel or change a class at any time, including but not limited to, lack of participation, classroom, equipment or trainer availability.
  • Notification will be provided within 14 calendar days of the class, whenever possible.
  • Registrants will not be charged for the course.
  • CTI is not liable for any direct, or indirect, consequential or special damages that may be incurred due to a cancellation of a scheduled class, including, but not limited to, cancellation penalties for transportation or accommodations.