PECFAS Initial Training


PECFAS Initial Training


Tuesday, September 14th and Wednesday, September 15th, 2021
(Last Day to Register for this training is Tuesday August 31, 2021)


Location: Virtual,Via BlueJeans App


Veronical Rosa-Sandoval, LMSW and Molly Crump, LLMSW



Course Description:
The Preschool and Early Childhood Functional Assessment Scale (PECFAS) training prepares clinicians to use the PEFAS 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. This course will be offered virtually (unless otherwise noted) and will require participants to pick-up related materials for the course as well as use of a reliable computer and internet service throughout the training. 

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


Timed Agenda:

Day One

9:00- 9:30AM – Overview of PECFAS

9:30-10:30AM – School

10:30-11:15AM – Home

11:15-12:00PM – Community

12:00-1:00PM – Lunch

1:00-2:15PM – Behavior Toward Others

2:15-3:15PM – Moods/Emotions

3:15-4:00PM – Questions and Check Out

Day Two

9:00-9:45AM – Self-Harm

9:45-11:00AM – Thinking/Communication

11:00-11:30AM – Practice Vignette

11:30-12:00PM – Directions for Vignettes

12:00-4:00PM – Lunch/Vignettes


Cost: $30
Payment Options:  
Credit Card or E-Check
Online Credit Card (VISA and MASTERCARD only) - safe and secure 
Online E-check - safe and secure
Agency Check or Money Orders (made payable to DWIHN, Attn: Andrea Smith) sent to 707 W Milwaukee, Detroit, MI 48202
Suggested Participants: QCMHP working with chidren ages 4-6 and CMH billable programs in Wayne County.
Training Information: The Preschool & Early Childhood Functional Assessment Scale (PECFAS) is used for assessing the functioning of children 4-6 years old. Qualified Child Mental Health practitioner will be required to become reliable raters to implement this tool.
Continuing Education Credits: 11.0 Continuing Education Credits are offered for this event. Participants must arrive on time and remain in the training for its entirety to receive credits. No partial credits will be offered. You must have your license number when you check in. 
  • Social Workers: 11.0 Continuing Education credits are approved for this training.
  • Children’s Mental Health Professionals (CMHP): These training hours meet the MDHHS training requirement for CMPH staff.
  •  Michigan Certification Board for AddictionProfessionals(MCBAP): The training content is related to Substance Use Disorders and is eligible to receive McBAP credits.


For questions or concerns regarding this training, please email Marika Orme at Morme1@DWIHN.ORG


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 in order to obtain a full refund. If cancellation is received less than 7 days prior to the training, no refund will be issued.