OFSN Training Program

OFSN’s Statewide Training Program

OFSN employs several outstanding facilitators and trainers who can deliver curricula on a wide variety 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) found 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
*Recognize that parents are true experts on their child
3 hoursMinimum of 8 participants 
Maximum of 20 paraticipants
$15Not at this time
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
* Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.
2 hours
Minimum of 5 participants 
Maximum of 25 paraticipants
FreeNot 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