Jly 9, 2024

2024.7.9 & 7.10 PECFAS Initial Training *DWIHN Children Provider Staff Only*

PECFAS Initial Training 

*DWIHN Children Provider Staff Only* 

Presenter: Marika Orme

Date: July 9 & 10, 2024

Location: The Guidance Center

13111 Allen Rd., Bldg. 2,

Southgate, MI 48195


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.

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

Course 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 1

1:30am-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


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.

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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.

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