OFSN Training Program

OFSN employs several outstanding facilitators and trainers who can deliver curricula on a wide variety of topics.  Training opportunities are available for professionals, 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 Training Program’s goals are for individuals and organizations to:

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




Training Title



Estimated Cost


Adult Mental Health First Aid Just as CPR training helps a person with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a person assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis, such as contemplating suicide.  Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step strategy to access and respond to a mental health crisis.  8 $40
Youth Mental Health First Aid Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you about the common warning signs and risk factors or mental health, suicidality and and substance abuse that are common among youth (ages 12-25 years) and adults and the resources for helping someone who may be struggling or in crisis. 8 $40
Peer Delivered Services Foundations Peer Delivered Services Foundations is the Oregon Health Authority approved training designed to certify family peer support providers in the state of Oregon.  The PDS core peer-to-peer curriculum allows family members with lived experience to work in a Medicaid billing environment. 40 $450
Trauma:     The What, Why and How We Can Respond In this introduction to trauma training, we will discuss various types of trauma and it’s effect on the brain, body and health.  We will explore trauma as it relates to behavior and learn how to identify ways to reduce episodes of re-tramatization (re-triggering). 6 $35
Identifying and Cultivating Natural Supports This training will define natural, informal and formal supports and discuss best practices for identifying and cultivating natural supports with families in the Wraparound process.  2-3  Free
Family Driven Care This training will explain what Family Driven Care means, the importance to the family peer support movement and what it looks like in practice.  We will also discuss the strategies and understanding necessary to effectively influence systems serving children and families. 4 Free
Walk With Us:  Family Experiences Navigating Systems This training is designed for providers who are interested in enhancing their understanding of how families may experience child serving systems.  We will identify challenges that providers experience while working with families and identify ways to increase family engagement, partnership, voice and choice. 3 Free
Wraparound: Digging Deeper With Families In this training, participants will engage in a process of assessing their own community and experience with Wraparound to determine when and how fidelity is being met.  Trainers will also facilitate discussion related to next steps when you determine that Wraparound fidelity is not being met. 3 Free
Journey to Advocacy * This training will help parents and caregivers to develop their unique experiences into a meaningful personal story that can be shared with peers, providers, legislators, state and local leaders.  Participants will learn core elements to developing personal experiences into effective advocacy. 10 Free
Wraparound Family Partner Orientation * Wraparound is a planning process to help children and their families realize their hopes and dreams.  This training will orient you to the family partner role within the Wraparound process.  We will go over the 4 phases of Wrap and how the family partner supports the family and team members through the Wraparound process and activities associated with Wraparound planning. 3 Free
Changing Systems Together: Families and Providers * Families: Learn how your parent/caregiver experience and voice in policy making can be an effective way to serve on policy groups such as committees.  Providers: Learn what barriers may impact family participating at the policy level and gain concrete strategies on how to engage and build meaningful relationships with families. 7 Free
System of Care and Wraparound 101 * Attend this training and gain an understanding of “Systems of Care” and the Wraparound process including the 10 Wraparound principles, and how the principles guide the practice of Wraparound teams and how the family voice is valued in the process. 3 Free
Family Support Group Facilitation Come to this training and learn what a successful support group needs, the skills of a good facilitator, how to maintain privacy and confidentiality and more! 6 $10
An Introduction to Coaching Peer Support Specialists This training is for Family Peer Support Specialists who have completed at least two years of direct peer support work and want to deepen their practice.  Participants will discuss concepts such as mutuality in relationship, ethics, boundaries and parallel process in addition to practical application of specific tools designed to help guide the coaching process. 16
Collaborative Problem Solving: Parent to Parent Groups Collaborative Problem Solving is an evidence based practice that focuses on developing an accurate and meaningful understanding of why children may struggle with meeting day to day expectations and exhibit challenging behaviors.  Certified Parent Mentors introduce the model to other parents through four-session Parent to Parent CPS Overview Groups and can provide ongoing support through a Parent to Parent CPS Support Group. 2-3
Individualized Education Program (IEP) Basics Attend this training and gain a basic understanding of parental rights and responsibilities, an overview of the IEP document and process, and a discussion on effective ways to advocate for your child. 3 $10  Yes
504 Plan or IEP? This training compares and contrasts the process (child find, eligibility, etc.) and protections (child & parental rights) found under the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). 3 $10  Yes
Behaviors That Interfere With Learning Please join us for a review of the protections provided to children under the individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) as it relates to behavior in the school setting. 3 $10  Yes

* Indicates complimentary trainings offered to Wraparound Expansion sites in Oregon.

“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:

Tammi Paul
Statewide Training Program Manager

Victoria Haight
Training Program Coordinator