Family-Centered Practice in Family Preservation Programs

Family-Centered Practice in Family Preservation Programs is a five-day specialized curriculum, designed for family preservation and other home-based services workers, to gain instruction in the skills necessary for successful in-home intervention. This training, organized around a six-stage Intervention Cycle, includes tools and strategies for each phase of involvement- Joining, Discovery, Change, Celebration, Separation and Reflection. Special attention is paid to keeping all family members involved in setting achievable goals and specific ways to identify and strengthen protective factors to increase safety. Family-Centered Practice in Family Preservation Programs, through funding from the North Carolina Division of Social Services by Appalachian Family Innovations, was originally developed by Appalachian Family Innovations, and it has been revised to a five-day course by the Center for Family and Community Engagement, part of the North Carolina State University.

Prerequisite: None

Target Audience: Agencies that contract with the NC Division of Social Services to provide Intensive Family Preservation Services are required to complete this five-day course. Direct service workers and supervisors are required to complete this course prior to accepting any case assignments.

Contact Hours: 30 hours

Upcoming Trainings:

October 13  – 15 & 20 – 21, 2020 Online

Registration: Sign up online at, call the center at (919) 513-2339, or fax an application to (919) 513-7980