Training for Family Preservation & Reunification Specialists

Evidence-Based & Evidence-Informed Practices

KVC Kentucky is built on a foundation of quality services by highly skilled specialists. KVC Kentucky emphasizes the importance of training and values the opportunity to provide employees with continuing education that will enhance the work they are doing with Kentucky’s children and families. We emphasize the importance of utilizing evidence-informed practices in all programs. In addition to the Homebuilders Model prescribed for Family Preservation services across the state, KVC provides training in Child Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) Skills, 1-2-3 Magic, Nurturing Parenting Program, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), and Functional Family Therapy (FFT).

Considering the clinical nature of Family Preservation and Reunification, our specialists are also trained in a number of evidence-based and promising practices including Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma Systems Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Diversion Specialists also participate in monthly Peer Review groups which frequently explore additional treatment interventions including Collaborative Problem Solving by Ross Greene and Scott Sells’ “Treating the Tough Adolescent.”