Foundations for Family Support (FFS) :

FFS is an in-depth training required for all Family Support Specialists, supervisors and program managers. The training outlines the specific duties of the Family Support Specialists in their role within Healthy Families America. Topics include, but are not limited to: trauma informed practice; communication skills; assessing, addressing; and promoting positive parent-child relationships; creating a trusting alliance with families; goal setting and strategies to enhance family functioning; addressing difficult situations; and ensuring healthy childhood development. This is a four day training, with a fifth day for supervisors and program managers.

Parent Survey for Community Outreach (PSCO):

PSCO training is required for all program staff that will administer the Parent Survey/Family Assessment tool. Supervisors and program managers are also required to attend. The training focuses on building skills to engage parents in the assessment process; learning how to gather comprehensive information from parents related to their strengths and needs using a conversational style; and obtaining guided practice from a certified user to ensure the tool is administered in a standardized and reliable manner. This is a four day training, with a fifth day for supervisors and program managers.



  • Cost of training
    • $675 per person (Monday – Thursday)
    • $215 for Friday training (5th day option for supervisors or program managers)
    • $44 for each PSCO
    • $49 for each FFS Manual
    • $49 for each Supervisor Manual
  • Payment:
    • At this time, we are only able to accept mailed checks as payment.
    • Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on where to mail the payment.
    • Registration is NOT COMPLETE until payment is received; however, once you submit registration, you will be accepting the Cancellation/Refund Policy terms and conditions
  • Cancellation/Refund Policy
    • Cancellation before 30 days of training will be refunded:
      • $450 (for direct service staff)
      • $595 (for supervisors/program managers)

Please note:  breakfast, snacks and lunch will not be provided.