Training & Professional Development

Current Projects

Anti-Racism Workshop

Join UofL's Anti-Racism Movement! Learn powerful and practical tools to effectively respond to racism in your life, on campus, and in the community. There will we three separate workshops (Students, Staff and Faculty). Workshops will be provided once a week for 90 minutes, for 3 weeks.  

Workshops are provided by the UL Center for Family and Community Well-Being, funded through the UL Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research

Evidence-Based Training: Volunteers of America (VOA)

VOA offers a range of services to at-risk families. The organization is working to improve enhance the overall quality of care and effectiveness of programming for families and children youth through training of staff in evidence-based practices. VOA will be offering TF-CBT and telehealth and part of the Recovery Court grant in Clay County, KY.

The CFCWB is training VOA staff in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), including customization of TF-CBT training for VOA staff to address the unique service delivery setting and connect to other practice models being utilized and booster sessions with staff to review core content from the classroom training and discuss practice examples.

VOA staff will also be trained in Telehealth best practices, including the customization of Telehealth training for VOA staff. 

    Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW)

      The Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness workforce has been significantly impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic and has identified a number of workforce needs for training and support to improve resiliency, morale, and retention. The workforce has not only experienced direct impacts of the pandemic as a public health entity, but there have also been secondary effects such as turnover, rapid expansion of the workforce and promotions to leadership, traumatic stress associated with personal and professional illness, occupational stress of remote work and family life, and many more. 

        The CFCWB will support marketing, registrations, logistics, facilitation, and evaluation of:

        • Coping with COVID-19 Workshop
        • Supportive Supervision Workshop
        • Secondary Traumatic Stress Workshop

        Maryhurst

        Maryhurst offers a range of services to at-risk youth. The organization is working to improve enhance the overall quality of care and effectiveness of programming for youth through training of staff in evidence-based practices. The CFCWB will provide:
        1. Core training of staff in Motivational Interviewing: This activity will include customization of motivational interviewing training for Maryhurst staff to address the unique service delivery setting and connect to other practice models being utilized. 
        2. Booster sessions with staff in Motivational Interviewing: One hour each month for the six months following foundation training for a total of six sessions.
        3. Evaluation of knowledge and fidelity to Motivational Interviewing: The Center will develop a knowledge test to be administered pre, post, and follow up for evaluation of mastery of core concepts, and a fidelity checklist to be used by staff to self-assess fidelity to the model on a sample of cases. Basic analysis and reporting of these data will be completed by the Center, which will include descriptive analysis of knowledge test scores and fidelity scores at key time periods. 

         In addition to core training, the Center will provide: 

        1. Classroom training of Maryhurst trainers: The Center will modify the MI training developed for clinicians for a TOT (Train the Trainer) format to include training on both process and content of MI training. This training will engage trainers in an experiential learning format to prepare them to facilitate MI training. 
        2. Co-training with Maryhurst trainers: The Center will co-facilitate with Maryhurst trainers, including the Center Director/Staff and two Maryhurst trainers. The trainers will co-facilitate with the Center in pairs. 
        3. Observation of Maryhurst trainers: The Center will observe independent training of clinicians by Maryhurst trainers.
        4. Evaluation of trainers: The Center will administer the on-line knowledge test developed for evaluation of mastery of core concepts following classroom training for “certification” of trainers. The Center will develop and complete a fidelity checklist for phases 2 (co-training) and 3 (observed training) to evaluate fidelity to training curriculum for facilitators. The Center will also administer and analyze knowledge and fidelity data from participants in phases 2 and 3 of the TOT program; data on participants reflects effectiveness of trainers. Basic analysis and reporting of these data will be completed by the Center, which will include descriptive analysis of knowledge test scores and fidelity scores at key time periods. 

        Navigate: Helping Families Navigate Suicide Risk

        Dr. Laura M. Frey, a leading suicidologist, has generated Navigate, a three-day training in a  manualized curriculum for professionals to become a Certified Family Navigator for Suicide Risk. This training will give you the tools you need to understand how to navigate family dynamics when working with suicidal individuals. You’ll leave with a better understanding of suicide risk, what family members can do, and tip sheets for talking directly with individuals and their families

        The training covers topics involving:

        • Learning how to conduct a suicide risk assessment and determine the appropriate level of response
        • Specifying family factors affecting both youth and adult suicide risk
        • How to consider a family component even when working with only the suicidal individual
        • How to help families understand how they can best support their suicidal loved one

        Suicide Assessment for Clinicians Working with Individuals & Families

        Dr. Laura M. Frey, a leading suicidologist, has generated Navigate, a three-day training in a manualized curriculum for professionals to become a Certified Family Navigator for Suicide Risk. This workshop will cover suicide risk assessments and the important implications for working with individuals and families. Materials covered in this workshop are adapted from M. David Rudd’s Assessment and Management of Suicidality, which is a resource guide for clinicians who wish to learn the skills needed to assess, manage, and treat clients at risk for suicidal behavior. This guide covers key components for mitigating suicide risk, and it remains a leading resource for training new and experienced clinicians. Participants will learn the prevalence of suicide and important terminology, how to conduct suicide risk assessments, how to determine the appropriate response based on risk level, and how to manage ongoing suicide risk.

        After this training, attendees will be able to: 

        • Demonstrate an ability to screen for self-harm behavior and suicide risk
        • Recognize a systemic perspective of suicide that highlights the role of family members, friends, and treatment providers
        • Understand their scope of practice for suicide and know where to refer individuals beyond their scope of practice. 

        Transitioning Back to In-Person Work

        The Center for Family & Community Well-Being has developed a program to assist in the transition back to in-person activities and our new "normal". This program focuses on: 

        • New challenges in the transition period
        • Update on coping skills for transition 
        • Supporting students and other faculty/staff
        • Managing ongoing mental health issues
        • Recovering what was lost

         

        Upcoming Events 

        To be updated.  


        Training Offerings

        Transitioning Back to In-Person Work

        • New challenges in transition period
        • Update on coping skills for transition 
        • Supporting students and other faculty/staff
        • Managing ongoing mental health issues
        • Recovering what was lost

        Secondary Traumatic Stress

        • Much of the work we do with students puts us in a position of secondary traumatic stress
        • As students share with us their life experiences and current challenges, we may experience secondary traumatic stress symptoms
        • Trauma in the community (University and Louisville) can also create traumatic stress
        • Our personal trauma background impacts how we respond
        • Learn how recognize and respond to STS 

        Managing Workplace Relationships

        • Derivative of evidence-based program Winning in the Workplace
        • Communication and conflict resolution skills
        • Emotional intelligence
        • Team dynamics

        Supportive Supervision 

        • Social support models applied to workplace supervision
        • Support strategies for effective supervision
        • Role of attachment in the supervisor relationship
        • Managing and supporting the responses of those we supervise

        Anti-Racism

        CFCWB has developed an evidence informed program that includes:

        • Microaggressions and microresistance strategies
        • History of race/racism and systemic racism across systems
        • Dismantling systemic racism and macro strategies for change (use of media, political, and social activism)