Let’s Connect Training:
The Let’s Connect team has extensive experience training professionals in Let’s Connect as well as other evidence-based, trauma-informed mental health interventions for youth and families. Our team also has considerable experience in building trauma-informed practices within the human service systems that serve youth and families (e.g., child welfare, mental health, schools). For family providers and mental health professionals interested in Let’s Connect training, we offer introductory and advanced trainings, case consultation and implementation supports. We also offer presentations for broader audiences to provide an overview of Let’s Connect and an introduction to Let’s Connect skills.
For Family Providers and Mental Health Professionals:
Two-day, in-person training in Let’s Connect by a certified trainer is required. During this training, participants will:
Learn about the Let’s Connect model and skills
Practice Let’s Connect Skills through role-play/vignettes
Receive coaching and feedback on use of Let’s Connect Skills by trainers
Learn how to track caregivers’ skill acquisition and use
Our trainings are highly interactive with many opportunities for skills practice (trainer modeling of skills, role play, videotape review of skills) as well as clinical examples, group discussion, and self-reflection.
Let’s Connect Case Consultation. Case consultation is offered to training participants in twice-monthly, one-hour video/web meetings. The consultation package includes 12 one-hour consultations, with the goal of completing a minimum of 10 calls. Case consultation offers an opportunity for interactive, small-group learning and case presentations. Your Let’s Connect consultant will answer questions related to implementation of Let’s Connect with your cases and help you to tailor your delivery of Let’s Connect for the unique needs of the families you serve, while maintaining fidelity to the model.
Case consultation is strongly encouraged. We know from implementation science research that training alone does not result in therapist practice change. Training combined with consultation promotes therapist adherence and fidelity to the treatment model and skill use (Beidas, et al., 2012) which supports overall treatment effectiveness.
For Parents/Caregivers and Communities:
Let’s Connect trainers often provide shorter (typically half-day) presentations for broader audiences (e.g. parents/caregivers, child welfare professionals, educators, academic researchers, other child/family-serving professionals) to build awareness of the Let’s Connect intervention. Presentations are tailored to the audience. Focus areas can include the theory and research that supports Let’s Connect, practical applications, and/or a light introduction to the skills.
Please contact us to inquire about training opportunities, training costs and/or to learn more.