Annually, the Idaho Children's Trust Fund convenes the Strengthening Families Training Institute to bring together practitioners and parents from throughout Idaho to learn best practices from national and local experts, and to share their experiences with each other. Registration opens in early January of each year and the Training Institute is held in mid-March.
Announcing SFTI 2017
Tuesday and Wednesday March 21-22
2016 SFTI Wrap Up!
Connect the Dots Opening: What's your dot?
1C- Why Words Matter
1D- ACE's Onward!
- Tools for Involved Dads
- How to Effectively CoParent
- How to Discipline Your Child
- How to Talk with Mom and Child
- Tips for Raising Healthy Kids
3B- Self Care
2015 SFTI Wrap Up
Two Days of Hope and Resilience
Materials provided by presenters of the 2015 SFTI:
Beverly Haugen and Sherry Iverson Crying plan workshop
Dr. Paul MacPherson on Shaken Baby from Call to Action 3
Heather Kemp- Nurturing Parenting
Pat Stanislaski workshops and key note
Dr. Noreen Womack
- Early Brain & Child Development
- 5R's Bookmark
- Screen Time Brochure (ENGLISH)
- Screen Time Brochure (SPANISH)
Alyssa Reynolds Ethics Workshop
Cultural Humility and Ethics
Presenting The Ed Van Dusen Legacy Award check to Richard Johnson of Family Advocates
2014 SFTI Wrap Up
Sending Forth Ripples of Hope to Take Prevention to Scale
Materials provided by presenters of the 2014 Strengthening Families Training Institute. Click on the links to access presentation information from:
Dee Wilson, MSW, Director for Casey Family Program's Knowledge Management unit
- Economic Interventions in Child Neglect
- Preventing Child Maltreatment: How is Neglect Different?
- What if Child Protection Was Organized Around Neglect?
- Promising Approaches in Child Neglect
Cailin O'Connor, MS, Coordinator for the Strengtheining Families National Network for the Center for the Study of Social Policy
- Strengthening Family Tools to Promote Child's Well Being
- Core Functions and Roles at Each Level of Strengthening Families Implementation
- Core Functions of Strengthening Families Implementation Handout
Roberto Bahruth, PhD, Professor of Teacher Education in the Department of Bilingual Education and Applied Linguistics at Boise State University
2013 SFTI Wrap Up
Making the Connections
Materials provided by presenters of the 2013 Strengthening Families Training Institute.
Click on the Presentation titles to access Power Point slides.
Caren Kaplan MSW, National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds
"The Social Ecology of Child Neglect and its Prevention"
"Role of Child Maltreatment Prevention in Differential Response Systems"
Anne Tierney M. Coun., LCP, Idaho Network of Children's Advocacy Centers
"What is INCAC?"
Beth Jacob OTR/L and Kelly O'Leary MS, CCC-SLP, St. Luke's ELKS Rehab
"Parenting Special Needs Children"
Erika Wainaina LMSW, Marian Woods LCSW, Laura Alfani MPH, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Ross Mason BA, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
"Children of Incarcerated Parents: What You Need to Know"
Satya Kline M. Ed., Healthy Families America
"Untangling the Power that Binds: Working With Parents With Histories of Early Childhood Trauma"