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