Jun 18, 2024

2024.06.18 PECFAS Booster Training (DWIHN Children Provider Staff Only)

PECFAS Booster Training 

(DWIHN Children Provider Staff Only)

Presented by: Sheair Phillips & Mickey McNeece

Date: June 18, 2024

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Zoom Platform


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


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- 12:25PM LUNCH

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

12:55 PM -1:25PM Thinking Scale

1:25 PM – 4:00 PM Vignette Testing


5.5 MI-CEC-Michigan Social Work credits have been approved for this training.

5.5 MCBAP-Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professional credits have been approved for this training.

5.5 CMHP-Child Mental Health Professional credits have been approved for this training.

5.5 Training Hours

Registration / Walk-In Policy

Registration is required. Walk-ins WILL NOT be permitted. Register to ensure your attendance.

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.

ADA Accomodations

If you have individual requirements or need special services to participate in this training, please notify Ebony Redding at  Eredding@dwihn.org. Please make arrangements at least two weeks before the event date.


Cancellation Refund Policy

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.