Indigenous Perspectives Society

Family Support Worker Training


Family Support Worker Training provides Indigenous Child and Family Service Agencies the learning needed for Family Support Workers to establish respectful, collaborative relationships with community members.

This three day training experience explores both personal and professional values along with understanding the elements of a collaborative practice. In addition, Family Support Worker training reviews: communication skills, building rapport with community members, and examining conflict resolution strategies. Learning to relate to families through an Indigenous lens helps communities feel supported and valued.

Training Outcomes:

  • Engaging Positively with Families
  • Working Together Collaboratively
  • Effective Conflict Resolution
  • Identifying Indicators of Abuse and Neglect
  • Review Required Documentation
  • Understanding the Child and Family Community Services Act
  • New Federal legislation, C-92: An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families
  • Court Orientation

Indigenous Perspectives Society delivers training throughout British Columbia and across Canada. To accommodate your learning needs, please contact us at your earliest convenience to inquire about our availability for your desired training. IPS requires at least 1 month of preparation after contract signing.

Contact us to request a quote and arrange training for your team.

Payments can be made by cheque or money order at Indigenous Perspectives Society and credit card online via PayPal. Refunds are available before training begins and within the first week for programs. Tuition receipts are available on request.

  • Next Training Date: January 19, 20 & 21st, 2021
  • Location: ONLINE
  • Length:  3 days
  • Time: 9 am to 4 pm.
  • Cost: $650 per person (for training sessions at IPS with a minimum of 10 and maximum of 35 participants) *Tuition receipts are available on request.

*Note on updated training fees:

IPS is currently delivering training exclusively online, unless privately negotiated otherwise. As a result we have had to increase our per participant training fees in order to cover additional costs to IPS associated with online training delivery. We acknowledge this is a difficult time financially for everyone and appreciate your understanding that we have had to make these changes to cover our operational costs. As always, we will continue to assess individual circumstances in order to try to keep training accessible to those who need it.

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For more information contact:
Karman Lippitt
T: 250.857.4962