Family Resource Network

Family Centered Practice Basics is designed for all employees of child and your-service agencies and systems, as well as interested family and youth representatives of those agencies, such as foster parents, advisory board members, etc. This session meets the learning objectives for original WV Family Centered Practice training in an updated, half-day revision.

Participates will learn how Family Centered concepts apply to their practice whatever their role in their agency or system, as well as to policies and programs to improve service to families. Participants will come up with several behavioral changes they can immediately apply to their day-to-day work.

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Explain what “Family-Centered Practice” means and identify practices that are family-centered.
  2. Explain the definition of “family” from a family perspective.
  3. Identify and give examples of the nine key elements of family-centered practice.
  4. Identity what changes need to occur within individual practices, communities and agencies to move towards a more family-centered approach to service delivery.


On-line registration is required for each participant. As a mixed-agency training, a single agency’s employees must not exceed 40% of total registration.


  • Monday, May 28th, 2014
    9:00 AM – 12:45 PM
    New Martinsville, West Virginia Northern Community College
    Register On-line by May 22nd, 2014
  • Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
    9:00 AM – 12:45 PM
    Wheeling, Youth Services System – Hazel Atlas Building
    Register On-line by May 28th, 2014

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This training is approved for Continuing Education Units in Social Work. This free training is made possible by the WV System of Care partnership. Visit their website for updates and other learning opportunities.

Wetzel County Family Resource Network | PO Box 313 | New Martinsville, WV 26155

Phone: 304-815-5411 | Fax: 304-277-7833 | Email:

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