POSTPONED: Foundations for Family Support (FFS): June 8-11, 2020

JUN 08, 2020
8:30 am EDT

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, this training has been postponed. We will reschedule the training as soon as possible, but are holding off on setting dates until we know more about the course of the outbreak. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Laura Shoaf ( or Alison Markow ( Healthy Families of Virginia in partnership with Families Forward Virginia present Foundations for Family Support (FFS) formerly know as Integrated Strategies for Home Visiting (ISHV) Core. Developed by Great Kids, Inc., this course is considered basic training for all Healthy Families Home Visitors, Program Managers, and Supervisors to ground them in the Healthy Families program model. Strategies on how to apply services to program participants are practiced in response to scenarios. Value clarification, goal planning, and problem solving skills are explored in order to build strong family functioning. Attachment, cues, brain development, and empathy are also studied to help home visitors promote positive parent child relationship as well as healthy childhood growth and development. In addition, sample documentation is reviewed as common boundary issues. Training for all participants is from June 8-11, 2020 while supervisors are required to attend the full week of June 8-12, 2020. Supervisors will need to complete both this regular participant registration as well as supervisor registration for the extra day. Please use the following link to register for the extra supervisor day: Training will take place from 8:30am - 5:00pm each day at the Families Forward Virginia office located at 8100 Three Chopt Rd., Suite 212, Richmond, VA 23229. The trainer facilitating the course is Laura Shoaf. Cost for training for all participants for the four day course is $540 per person and an extra $50 for supervisors only for the five day course. A training manual is included in the registration cost and is required to purchase. Snacks and drinks are complimentary while lunch is not provided. All hotel costs, travel arrangements, and meals are the responsibility of the local site. The registration and cancellation deadline is May 25, 2020. Invoices are available upon request. Unless there is an emergency, full refunds will only be issued with a cancellation of 14 days in advance of the training date. Please see supplemental materials for more detailed instructions about registration and nearby hotel information. Questions regarding registration? Send an email to Sarah Westphal at

Event Details

WHEN June 08, 2020 at 8:30 am - June 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm EDT
LOCATION Families Forward Virginia Office
8100 Three Chopt Rd., Suite 212, Richmond, VA 23229
CONTACT Sarah Westphal
(804) 359-6166 ext: 308
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Registration Fee

Registration may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the event for a full refund. Cancellations received within 14 days of the event will not be refunded. No-show registrations will also not be refunded.
Families Forward Virginia Office
8100 Three Chopt Rd., Suite 212, Richmond, VA 23229
Sarah Westphal
16 spots remaining
Early Impact Virginia
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