Jun 7, 2023


Preschool and Early Childhood

Functional Assessment Scale (PECFAS)

Booster Training  

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023

(Last Day to Register: Wednesday, May 31st, 2023)

Location: Zoom Meeting

With Instructors:

Adrian Emerick, LMSW & Faten Bazzi, MS LLP


Course Description: 
The Preschool and Early Childhood Functional Assessment Scale (PECFAS) training prepares clinicians to use the PECFAS instrument - an empirically documented, multidimensional measure that is used for measuring functional impairment in children and adolescents. PECFAS permits assessing impairment, choosing corresponding goals that address areas of impairment, and identifying the child's strengths. Participants will receive a refresher on how to use the instrument to assess School/Daycare, Home, Community, Thinking/Communication, Behavior Toward Others, Mood/Emotions, Self-Harmful Behavior. These sub-scales assist in developing a treatment plan that is strengths-based and outcomes-driven. 


Course Objectives: 

Identify essential information to share with caregivers and families about the PECFAS 

Use the PECFAS in clinical session to encourage families and assist in discussions of setting treatment goals 

Identify five valid ways of using a PECFAS profile to determine clinical progress 

Correctly interpret all items on the PECFAS for reliable rating 

Successfully demonstrate reliable rating of the PECFAS  

Track whether the youth's functioning improves over time 


Timed Agenda: 


9:00 am – 9:10 am  Overview of Training  

9:10 am – 9:40 am  School/Daycare Scale 

9:40 am – 10:10 am  Home Scale 

10:10 am – 10:40 am  Community Scale 

10:40 am – 10:55 am  BREAK 

10:55 am – 11:25 am  Behavior Towards Others Scale 

11:25 am – 11:55 am  Mood Scale 

11:55 am- 12:25 pm  LUNCH 

12:25 pm - 12:55 pm  Self-Harmful Scale 

12:55 pm -1:25 pm  Thinking Scale 

1:25 pm – 5:00 pm  Vignette Testing  



Suggested Participants:Qualified Children’s Mental Health Providers working with children ages 4-6 and CMH billable programs in Wayne County with a primary Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) diagnosis and who are expected to complete the assessment with the children/youth they serve.  The PECFAS Booster is required every two years for those already certified as a PECFAS Reliable Rater, providing a refresher to ensure reliable rating across our System of Care. Failure to complete a booster within 2 years and 30 days of the initial training will result in the rater having to attend the initial two-day training again.  


Cost: $15.00 


Payment Options:   

Online Credit Card (VISA and MASTERCARD only) - safe and secure  

Agency Check or Money Orders made payable to DWIHN, Attn: Andrea Smith707 W Milwaukee, Detroit, MI 48202 


Refund/Cancellation Policy: Substitutions are permitted at any time. No shows will be billed at the full training rate. Cancellations must be received in writing at least 7 business days prior to training to asmith1@DWIHN.com to obtain a full refund. If cancellation is received less than 7 business days prior to training then no refund will be given.  


If your schedule has changed and you are no longer able to attend, please un-register yourself from this event through your profile at www.dwctraining.com .You can do this by logging onto http://www.dwctraining.com, and navigating to your Virtual Transcript and clicking Un-register next to this event in your Upcoming Events. 


Required Materials: PECFAS Paper Assessment Form 


The provision of all required materials is included with payment of $15.00 fee.  You will be contacted by a representative from DWIHN regarding how these materials will be provided to you (either in-person for or electronically).   



Continuing Education Credits: Continuing Education Credits are offered for this training. Participants must arrive on time and remain in the training for its entirety to receive credits.  No partial credit is available. A certificate for this training will be provided to you via the DWC website and can be found under your transcript.   


  • MICEC Social Work: 6.5 Continuing Education credits are approved for this training. The approval code for this training is MI-CEC 00-10

  • MCBAP: This training meets the MDHHS requirement for Michigan Certified Board of Addictions Professionals  

  • CMHP: This training meets the MDHHS requirement for Children's Mental Health Professionals. 

  • Training Hours: This training offers general training hours. 


You will receive a confirmation of your registration via e-mail. If you do not, please contact 313-344-9099 ext. 2501. 


If you have any questions/concerns regarding the content of this training as well as individual requirements or need special services to participate in this event, please notify Marika Orme at Morme1@DWIHN.org.   


For technical assistance regarding online registration and the DWC website, please contact dwchelp@dwihn.org. 


The code to register for this training will be provided to you by agency leadership.  Please speak to your direct supervisor if this code has not been provided for you.   


By joining us at this event, attendees consent to Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network's Detroit Wayne Connect photographing, videotaping and using your image and likeness.

Substitutions are permitted at any time. No Shows will be billed at the same rate. Cancellations must be received in writing no later than 7 business days prior to the training to asmith1@dwihn.org in order to obtain a full refund. If cancellation is received less than 7 days prior to the training, no refund will be issued.