Read what some participants have said about our trainings.
"I learned new skills that will help my clients feel more comfortable and hopefully open up."
"I really liked that this is interactive training. Familylinks' trainings are always excellent."
"The training made me realize some issues I had to consider."
"The presenter kept the material fresh and kept everyone listening."
"The trainer's language was easy to understand. He gave great examples and was funny."
"I liked the various methods of teaching, the trainer's humor, and the personal stories connecting the information to the present times."
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To register for a session or for additional training inquiries please contact:
Phone: (412) 924-0115
Fax: (412) 661-6525
Training and Consultation Services
In helping thousands of struggling people in our region over the last 50 years, Familylinks has learned a lot.
Most importantly, we've learned how to deliver help that's effective, holistic, non-judgmental, compassionate, inclusive and personalized.
How do we achieve that? Famiylinks provides extensive, specialized training for our staff through our Training Institute. Our Training and Consultation Services is a critical component of Familylinks. The training we provide enables our staff to maintain and exceed regulatory licensure standards and further professional and competency development. And this same resource is available to help other organizations and individuals who want to improve their abilities to deliver social services.
Our professional staff provides program consultations to assess your organization and staff training needs. Then we design training and awareness programs to fit those needs.
Our trainings include topics related to:
- Children and youth.
- Chemical dependency and recovery.
- Mental health.
- Leadership and supervision.
- Professional development.
- Abuse and trauma.
For example, some workshops include:
- Adolescent Recovery.
- Creative Counseling Techniques.
- Motivational Enhancement Therapy.
- Effective Leadership.
- Leadership and Managing Change.
- Situational Leadership.
- Managing Conflict in the Workplace.
- Understanding Sexual Offenders.
- Breaking the Cycle of Anger.
- Managing Burnout.
Over 1,300 agencies have utilized our services. Available on a fee-for-service basis, our training programs are offered regularly at:
· Familylinks' Shadyside Offices
250 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
· Familylinks' Banksville Offices
2644 Banksville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
We have also provided training and consultation services to organizations throughout and beyond Pennsylvania.
Our trainings are typically approved for continuing education credits by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, the PA Department of Education for Act 48 Hours, and Licensed Social Work Credits approved by the Pennsylvania Social Work Board.
We look forward to the opportunity to share our knowledge with you and your organization, in the hopes of reaching our common goal -- making our communities Strong. For life.
WHY IT WORKS
With twenty years of training and consultation experience, Familylinks is well qualified to help other organizations and individuals improve their abilities to deliver social services.
The breadth and depth of our own social services, and the interconnectedness of our programs, gives our staff a unique perspective. We've literally seen and dealt with it all, and we're constantly assessing, analyzing and improving how to serve our clients better -- and how to become a more effective and efficient organization.
Most importantly, our training and consultation services are tailored to you and your organization. And as the popularity and reputation of our trainings continues to grow, we are adding new training sites to make it easier to attend sessions.