Jly 11, 2023

2023.07.11 & 07.12 PECFAS Initial Training

PECFAS Initial Training

(This training will now occur in-person.  All attendees will be required to wear a mask and to take their lunches separately, outside of the building.)

Tues, July 11 & Wed, July 12, 2023
(Last Day to Register for this training is Tuesday, July 4, 2023)



The Guidance Center 

13111 Allen Rd., Southgate MI 



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 learn 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. This course will be offered virtually (unless otherwise noted) and will require participants to pick-up related materials for the course as well as use of a reliable computer and internet service throughout the training. 
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:
Day One
9:00am-9:15am Welcome and Housekeeping
9:15am-9:45am Overview of PECFAS
9:45am-10:15am School
10:15am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:00am Home
11:00am-11:30am Community
11:30am-12:00pm Behavior Toward Others
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-1:30pm Moods/Emotions
1:30pm-2:00pm Self-Harm
2:00pm-2:30pm Thinking/Communication
2:30pm-2:45pm Break
2:45pm-3:15pm Parent Rating
3:15pm-4:00pm Questions 
Day Two
9:00am-9:15am Welcome 
9:15am-9:45am Practice Vignette
9:45am-10:15am Directions for Vignettes
10:15am-3:00pm Vignettes
Cost: $30 
Payment Options:  
Online Credit Card (VISA and MASTERCARD only) - safe and secure 
Agency Check or Money Orders made payable to DWIHN, Attn: Andrea Smith, 707 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 and PECFAS Self-Training Manual
The provision of all required materials is included with payment of $30.00 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.   
Social Workers: 11 Continuing Education credits are approved for this training.
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.