Family First Training: Family-based Residential Substance Abuse Treatment

September 3, 2019

The Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First) created a way for federal Title IV-E funding to be used for the placement of children with their parent who is receiving substance use treatment in a type of family-based residential substance abuse treatment (FRSAT) program that meets specific requirements. 

This free two-day training is tailored for staff from adolescent residential programs who are interested in developing a Family First FRSAT program. Technical assistance experts from agencies who currently run successful FRSAT programs that use effective practices and meet the requirements of Family First will provide training on various aspects for developing a FRSAT program.

When: September 23-24, 2019
Where: Family Resource Pavilion, 9700 E. Easter Lane, Centennial, CO 80112
Register Online. Registration is FREE and on a first-come-first-served basis. The training event capacity is 100 attendees.

The following audiences are encouraged to attend:

  • Residential child care facility staff members
  • Substance use providers/staff members who might want to team with their counterparts 
  • Recovery coaches and family partners
  • Agency CEOs and program directors
  • County-level staff

Sponsored by the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health and Office of Children, Youth and Families.

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