The UAA Center for Human Development trains staff working in community agencies across Alaska to implement the Friendships & Dating Program (FDP). The FDP teaches young adults (ages 15 and older) and adults with intellectual and related developmental disabilities (I/DD), and young adults (ages 15-22) with serious emotional disturbance (SED) how to make and keep healthy relationships and prevent violence in their relationships. FDP is a 10-week long program made up of 20 sessions. Sessions are held twice a week and last approximately 1.5 hours each. The first session of each week focuses on participants learning new skills. The second session centers on applying these new skills in a community setting.
Interested facilitators who participate in the FDP training will:
- identify at least two facilitators per agency to participate in training
- attend by distance technology a 2-day, 14 hour training to learn on how to deliver the program content
- know how to recruit participants for the program
- be expected to deliver the FDP within one year of being trained
- assist with data collection requirements.
Interested facilitators who attend training will receive:
- FDP Manual and Training guide
- session materials such as handouts and visual learning aids to implement the program
- access to the FDP website with support materials such as videos, powerpoint presentations; and on-going technical assistance during implementation.
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Please email Julie Atkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.