Next Training Date: Sep 28, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021
Location: Online
Length: 3 days
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $650.00 per person (for training sessions at IPS with a minimum of 10 and maximum of 35 participants) *Tuition receipts are available on request.

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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

*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.

Indigenous Perspectives Society delivers training throughout British Columbia and across Canada. This training is provided to the public and is also offered privately, to interested groups of 10 or more participants. Public trainings are as advertised on the website and can be registered for online at any time. Please visit our Registration Page for more information.

If you are interested in a privately contracted delivery of any of our trainings, please contact Karman Lippitt: karmanl@ipsociety.ca to inquire about our availability to deliver your desired training, your timeline as to when you would like the training and with any specific customization requests. IPS requires at least one month after contract signing for course preparation.

*Payments to IPS can be made by cheque, EFT, money order or by credit card online via PayPal. Refunds are available before training begins and within the first week of longer programs. Tuition receipts are available on request.