Families Moving Forward (FMF) Specialist Training
Thursdays and Fridays January 26 & 27, February 2 & 3 and 9 &10, 2023 from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm EST.
Learn the evidence-based, CDC recommended, intervention for FASD
The Families Moving Forward (FMF) Specialist Training six-day course, and ensuing 10-18 hour intervention fidelity training, teaches professionals to deliver the FMF Program as an FMF Specialist.
The FMF Program is a positive parenting intervention designed to help families raising children between 3 and 13 years old, or who are older but at a functional level in this range. The program aims to help children who have concerning behavior problems and are affected by prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), with or without a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) diagnosis. This behavioral consultation intervention combines a positive behavior support (PBS) approach with motivational interviewing (MI), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help parents change their own knowledge and attitudes about the disorder, leading to improvements in their child’s behavior. The FMF Program is a scientifically validated intervention listed as a promising practice by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse.
FMF sessions are designed to be delivered in person, however, they may be conducted via telehealth, over a period of about 7-11 months. Sessions are designed to be delivered in order but can be easily customized to suit the needs of individual families.
✔ Six days of virtual, comprehensive training including didactics, with a live trainer over zoom, readings, videos, and cooperative discussion
✔ Learn scientifically validated strategies to help children living with PAE and/or FASD and their families
✔ Gain a thorough understanding of FASD & PAE, including associated stigma from leading psychologists in the field.
✔ Access to the online FMF Portal for full intervention materials specifically designed for this clinical population
✔ Practice and support in using actual session materials to become comfortable with the clinical process.
✔ Become a PAE & FASD-informed provider
30 CEs for Florida only through FL CEBrokers.
TRAINER: Dr. Trancik is a licensed child clinical psychologist who specializes in FASD diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, with over a decade of research experience in the field. She served as a Neuropsychologist on the Florida Center for Early Childhood FASD Clinic team for 14 years. Florida Center’s FASD Clinic is the State’s first and only state-wide diagnostic and intervention clinic. Her career in the field of FASD began 20 years ago while enrolled in graduate school at the University of Washington. During that time she assisted Dr. Carmichael Olson in developing the FMF Program as a scientifically-validated FASD intervention. She is now the primary FMF trainer on the East Coast.