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YTDM Facilitation Training (Cedar Rapids)
Monday, April 08, 2024, 9:00 AM to Tuesday, April 09, 2024, 12:00 PM CDT
Category: Training

This training assists child welfare workers with understanding the youth driven family team decision making meeting process so potential facilitators can be coached in YTDM meeting facilitation to utilize in guiding and developing the youth’s plan. THIS IS A TWO-DAY TRAINING!


Four Oaks
1924 D Street
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Lindsay Murphy: has worked in the child welfare system in Iowa for around 12 years. She has been involved in different roles including direct service, program coordination, and community engagement. She is currently a program coordinator providing supervision for Solution Focused Meeting and YTDM Meeting facilitators at Four Oaks in the Cedar Rapids service area. Lindsay was previously a facilitator and statewide coach for FTDM’s and YTDM’s.  Lindsay graduated from the University of Iowa in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Lindsay is passionate about working with parents to help them overcome obstacles and challenges to help keep families intact. 
Jesse Thomas:  currently works to provide supervision and leadership in her role as a Family Centered Services Program Coordinator for Four Oaks in the Cedar Rapids Service Area. Jesse has worked as a facilitator and/or supervisor for 12 years; however, she has worked in the Child Welfare System for 23 years in a variety of positions.  Jesse has an AA degree from Kirkwood College and studied Psychology, with a focus in Behavior Modification, at the University of Northern Iowa. Jesse is an approved Iowa State Trainer since 2017. In addition to her work with Solution Based Casework and Facilitation, Jesse also sits on the Linn County Community for Change team.
Registration will begin at 8:30AM. Training will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. Thursday is scheduled until 4:30pm. Lunch is on your own.

Friday will begin promptly at 9:00am and is scheduled until 12:00pm.

Please note: Priority seating is provided to staff working within one of the current DHS child welfare service contracts, including: Family Centered Services (FCS); Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) / Group Foster Care; 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 current DHS child welfare services contract, you may be bumped from the course and placed on a waitlist.

At each training, participants will receive a certificate of completion based on hours attended. For more information, please click here

For more information, please contact [email protected].

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Contact: For more information contact the Child Welfare Provider Training Academy, [email protected]