OFSN Training Program

OFSN’s Statewide Training Program

OFSN employs several outstanding facilitators and trainers who can deliver curricula on a widevariety of topics. Training opportunities are available for service providers,volunteers, staff, community partners, upcoming leaders, youth, mentors,peer-support, and family members.

OFSN believes that training is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of teaching vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relate to a specific expertise.

OFSN’s Training Program goals for individuals and the organization are to: 

  • Improve capability
  • Enhance capacity
  • Increase productivity
  • Strengthen performance

OFSN’s Current Training Menu

Training TitleGoals

Time CommitmentNeedsFee/  personSpanish Version
Peer Delivered Services  (PDS) Foundations for Family Support Specialists
*OHA approved Traditional Health Worker (THW) curriculum
*Prepares Family Support Specialists to work in Medicaid billing systems
42 hoursMinimum of 8 participants
Maximum of 20 participants

Lunch provided
$450Not at this time
Family Support Group Facilitation*Prepare individuals to organize and facilitate family support groups
*Examine why people come to support groups, what makes a successful group, and finding the right format for the audience
*Build necessary skills that group facilitators should have prior to leading a group
6 hoursMinimum of 10 participants
Maximum of 30 participants

Lunch provided

$25 for providers

Free for family members

Not at this time
Journey to Advocacy*Participants develop core elements of personal stories
*Identify strategies to effectively share stories with public entities, other family members and community partners
7 hoursMinimum of 6 participants
Maximum of 12 participants
Free for family members
Not at this time
Trauma: The what, why, and how we can respond*Identify various types of trauma and its effect on the brain, body and health
*Explore trauma as it relates to behavior
*Learn how to identify ways to reduce episodes of re-traumatization (re-triggering).
7hoursMinimum of 15 participants
Maximum of 25 participants
$40Not at this time
Trauma Informed Self Care*Identify options for self care in all 12 life domains
*Develop a self care plan that includes a variety of tools including mindfulness, breathing, psychological flexibility and micro and macro self care
3 hoursMinimum of 15 participants
Maximum of 25 participants
$15Not at this time
Changing Systems Together: Families and Providers*Understand System of Care values and Wraparound principles
*Understand strategies to effectively increase family participation
*Increase meaningful family participation at local committees
*Develop connections between family members and providers within a community
8 hoursMinimum of 8 participants

**Half of participants are family members and half are providers

Lunch provided
No CostYes
Family Led Crisis Planning*Explore how lived experience guides holistic crisis planning based on all life domains
*Navigate the paradigm shift from system led crisis planning to family/consumer led crisis planning
3 hoursMinimum of 15 participants
Maximum of 20 participants
$15 Not at this time
Adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)*Learn common warning signs and risk factors for mental health and substance abuse among adults
*Identify a variety of mental health crises and a process to assess appropriate responses
*Identify resources for helping someone who is experiencing a challenge or may be in crisis
8 hoursMinimum of 10 participants
Maximum of 25 participants
$40Not at this time
Youth Mental First Aid (YMHFA)*Provide basic information on children and youth experiencing mental health or addiction challenges
*Review typical adolescent development
*Introduce a 5-step action plan that is designed to assist children and youth experiencing mental health or addiction challenges in a crisis or non-crisis related situation
8 hoursMinimum of 10 participants
Maximum of 25 participants
$40
Not at this time
Older Adult Mental Health First Aid*Learn a five-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors, and others cope with mental health or substance use problems in older adults8 hoursMinimum of 8 participants 
Maximum of 25 participants
$40Not at this time
Identifying and Cultivating Natural Supports*Define natural, informal, and formal supports
*Discuss best practices for identifying and cultivating natural supports with families in the Wraparound process
3 hoursMinimum of 8 participants
Maximum of 30 participants
No CostNot at this time
IEP Basics*Provide a step by step overview of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process
*Discuss parental rights and responsibilities
*Identify key components of effective parent/caregiver advocacy
3 hoursMinimum of 8 participants
Maximum of 30 participants
$15 for providers

Free for Families
Yes
504 plan or IEP?*Compare and contrast the process (child find, eligibility, etc.) and protections (child & parental rights) fond under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 3 hoursMinimum of  participants
Maximum of 30 participants
$15 for providers

Free for families
Yes
Behaviors and the IEP*Review the protections provided to children under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as it relates to behavior in the school setting3 hoursMinimum of 8 participants
Maximum of 30 participants
$15 for providers 

Free for families
Yes
EI/ECSE*Learn how to access community services for infants and toddlers 
*Learn what to expect if you are seeking Early Intervention or Early Childhood Special Education services.
*Discuss the components of the Individualized Family Service Plan
3 hoursMinimum of 8 participants
Maximum of 30 participants
$15 for providers

Free for families
Yes
Wraparound Family Partner Orientation*Learn about the family partner role within the Wraparound process
*Learn how the family partner supports the family and other team members
3 hoursMinimum of 8 participants
Maximum of 30 participants
No CostNot at this time
Wraparound: Digging Deeper with Families*Discuss a process of assessing the community and experience with Wraparound 
*Determine what is currently working and what challenges need to be addressed for success
*Discussion related to Oregon’s Wraparound Best Practices
3 hoursMinimum of 8 participants
Maximum of 30 participants
$15 for providers

Free for Families
Not at this time
System of Care and Wraparound 101*Understand the System of Care philosophy
*Understand the Wraparound process including the 10 Wraparound principles, how the principles guide the practice of Wraparound teams
3hoursMinimum of 8 participants 
Maximum of 30 participants
No costNot at this time
Family Driven Care*Learn what Family Driven means, the importance to the family peer support movement and what it looks like in practice
*Discuss the strategies and understanding necessary to effectively influence systems serving children and families
4 hoursMinimum of 8 participants 
Maximum of 30 participants
$15 for providers

Free for families
Not at this time
Introduction to Collaborative Problem Solving*Provide an overview of the CPS model and philosophy “Kids will do well if they can”
*Discuss strategies to identify challenging behaviors versus problems to be solved
*Practice using core strategies of CPS to address challenging behaviors

2,4, or 8 hours

Minimum of 8 participants 
Maximum of 40 participants

Varies
Not at this time
Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) Tier 1*Become proficient in Collaborative Problem Solving
*Learn to advance skills in applying the model through a combination of didactic lectures, role-playing, videotape examples, case presentations, and breakout groups with topics of specific interest to clinicians and educators
2.5 daysMinimum of 30 participants

Maximum of 75 participants 

Lunch provided
$250Not at this time
Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) Parent Group*Parent to Parent CPS Overview groups
*Ongoing support by a CPS Certified Parent
2 hours x 4 or 8 weeksMinimum of 8 participants
Maximum of 12 participants
VariesNot at this time
Walk with Us: Family Experiences Navigating Systems*Enhance the understanding related to why families may disengage from services
*Understand the significant stress and responses that families encounter while raising a child with behavioral health challenges
*Reognize that parents are true experts on their child
3 hoursMinimum of 8 participants 
Maximum of 20 paraticipants
$15Not at this time

OFSN is approved for many of our trainings by the Oregon Health Authority to provide Continuing Education Units to all traditional health workers.  This includes:  Community Health Workers, Personal Health Navigators, Doulas, Peer Support Specialists, and Peer Wellness Specialists.  CEU certificates are awarded for each approved training, upon request.

For more information or to schedule a training in your area, please contact:

Victoria Haight
Statewide Training & Workforce Development Manager
victoriah@ofsn.net

Lane Imbler-Bremner
Administrative Assistant – Training Department
laneib@ofsn.net