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Registration will open January 2, 2017


To receive the code for this training, supervisors of eligible providers may contact

Teresa Lower, Administrative Assistant, SOC Children's Initiatives at: or 734-785-7705 Ext. 7004

These trainings are recommended by the DHHS for children and youth with a primary Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) diagnosis only. 


Participants MUST have taken and passed a training that included testing between February 2, 2015- February 2, 2017.  If you do not have this training recorded with VCE, you may be asked to produce the training certificate.

If you have not taken and passed a CAFAS Training within the past two years, you must take the INITIAL. 

Child & Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS)

Booster Training

CAFAS Boosters are required every 2 years after the initial training is passed to keep your certification.


Daren Jones, MS, LPC & Gerry Manrique, LMSW

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017   Registration will close January 26, 2017

Time: 8:30am-5:00pm

Location: The Guidance Center, Center for Excellence, Bldg #2, Southgate MI.

Cost: $0. Participants must bring their own materials.  Please seek guidance from your supervisor.  

CAFAS is the gold standard for assessing a youth's day-to-day functioning across critical life subscales AND for determining whether a youth's functioning improves over time.

  • Backed by over 20 years of research supporting its validity and sensitivity to detecting change in behaviors.
  • Widely used to inform decisions about level of care, type and intensity of treatment, placement, and need for referral
  • CAFAS items (problem behaviors, strengths, and goals) are behaviorally descriptive and anchored, resulting in high credibility 
  • Quickly completed by practitioners (10 minutes), based on information from routine clinical evaluation
  • Designed for ages 5 to 19 (kindergarten and higher).

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. You must have your license number with you to check in. 

  • Counselors: 6.5 Continuing Education credits are approved for this training. The VCE is National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
  • Social Workers: 6.5 Continuing Education credits are approved for this training.
  • CMHP: This training meets the MDHHS requirement for Children's Mental Health Professionals
  • Training Hours: This training offers general training hours.

ADA Accommodations: If you have individual requirements or need special services to participate in this event, please notify Teresa at (734) 785-7705, ext. 7004.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing at least 7 business days prior to training.

Walk In Policy: Registered attendees must arrive no later than 10 minutes after the training begins. After this point, seats will be given to the walk-in attendees on first come first serve basis.

Wait List: Once this training is full, you will have the option of being added to our wait list. If you choose to be added to the wait list, you will automatically be notified if space becomes available. 

Registration will close January 26, 2017

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