Jun 25, 2024

2024. 6.25 & 6.26 CAFAS Initial Training (DWIHN Children’s Provider Staff Only)

CAFAS Initial Training  

*DWIHN Children’s Provider Staff Only*

Presenters: Jason Riley & Michelle Smartt

Date: June 25th & 26th 2024

Time: 9am- 4pm

Location: The Guidance Center - Center of Excellence

13111 Allen Rd., Bldg. 2, Southgate, MI 48195

Course Decscription:

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


Day One

9:00am-9:15am Welcome and Housekeeping

9:15am-9:45am Overview of CAFAS

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 Substance Use

2:30pm-2:45pm Break

2:45pm-3:15pm Thinking/Communication

3:15pm-4:00pm Questions

Day Two

9:00am-9:15am Welcome

9:15am-9:45am Parent Rating Scales

9:45am-10:15am Directions for Vignettes

10:15am-4:00pm Vignettes


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

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

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

10.5 Training Hours



Registration / Walk-In Policy

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

Photo Consent

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 Marika Ormen at morme1@dwihn.org. Please make arrangements at least two weeks before the event date.


If you have any questions in regards to the event, please contact RaKya Collins at rcollins1@dwihn.org.

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.