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2024.07.23 CAFAS Booster Training (DWIHN Children Provider Staff Only)

CAFAS Booster Training

*DWIHN Children Provider Staff Only*

Presenters: Chantelle James & Amanda Beck

Date: July 23, 2024

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Zoom Platform

Course Description:

The Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) training prepares clinicians to use the CAFAS instrument - an empirically documented, multidimensional measure that is used for measuring functional impairment in children and adolescents. CAFAS 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, Home and Community Performance, Thinking, Behavior Toward Others, Mood/Emotions, Self-Harm and Substance Abuse as well as the two care-giver scales, Basic Needs and Family/Social Support. 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 CAFAS

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

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

• Interpret all items on the CAFAS for reliable rating correctly

• Demonstrate reliable rating of the CAFAS successfully

• Track whether the youth's functioning improves over time


9:00 am - 9:15 am CAFAS Booster Pre-Test

9:15 am - 10:15 am Jeopardy

10:15 am - 10:30 am BREAK

10:30 am - 11:00 am Video Vignette

11:00 am - 11:30 am Team Challenge Break-Out Discussion

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Reliable Interviewing

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm LUNCH

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm Team Challenge Presentation (Group 1)

12:45 pm -1:00 pm Causes for Celebration and CAFAS Tiers

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm Team Challenge Presentation (Group 2)

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Video Vignette

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm BREAK

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Team Challenge Presentation (Group 3)

2:15 pm -2:45 pm Sharing CAFAS with Caregivers

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Team Challenge Presentation (Group 4)

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CAFAS Booster Reliable Rater Test



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

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

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

6 Training Hours

Registration / Walk-In Policy

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

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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.