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Family Team Decision-Making (FTDM) Meeting Facilitation Training (Des Moines)
United Way Conference Center
1111 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 244-0074

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 8:30 AM to Friday, September 20, 2019, 5:00 PM CDT
Category: Training

Family Team Decision-Making (FTDM) Meeting Facilitation Training

Description: FTDM Meeting Facilitation training teaches participants to work with families whose children are in the child welfare system to make plans and decisions together, not separately. It draws upon a family’s strengths, experiences, knowledge, and resources to create a plan that provides for the safety and well-being of all the children in the family.

FDTM Meeting Facilitation training is a three (3) day training which focus on a mix of foundations, standards, case scenarios and role-playing.  In order to become a FTDM meeting facilitator, participants must complete all necessary requirements, which includes:  co-facilitate 1 FTDM meeting and lead 1 FTDM meeting (2 total meetings) with an approved coach.  All requirements necessary to become an approved facilitator will be covered during this three day training. 

This training is specifically tailored to those wishing to become FDTM Meeting Facilitators. If you are interested in learning about FTDM Meetings, in general, to support your work in the Child Welfare System, please enroll in the FTDM Fundamentals training when scheduled.

Day 1: Registration starts at 8:30 AM; Training starts at 9:00 AM
Days 2 & 3: Training starts at 8:30 AM

Location Info:
United Way Conference Center (Room BC)
1111 9th Street
Des Moines, IA

Please note: Priority seating is provided to staff working within one of the DHS child welfare contracts, including: Community Care; Group Foster Care; Family Safety, Risk, and Permanency (FSRP); Child Welfare Emergency Services (CWES): Aftercare Services; Supervised Apartment Living (SAL); Recruitment, Retention, Training and Support Services (RRTS); Parent Partners; Foster Care Youth Council.

If you do not work within one of the child welfare contracts with the State, you may be bumped from the course and placed on a wait list.

At each training, participants will receive a certificate of attendance. The certificate will include Course Title, Trainer Name, Date, Location and Number of Hours. (NOTE: hours attended will be adjusted if a participant is not present for the entire session). It is the responsibility of the individual to be familiar with the CEU requirements of your professional license board. Licensees should retain course materials and certificates for four years for auditing purposes. 



Contact: Please contact Stephanie Strom, [email protected]