Friendships & Dating Program Facilitator Training

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Day 1:
Monday, March 30, 2020 at 09:00 AM until 04:00 PM
Day 2:
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 09:00 AM until 04:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Support Website
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

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Center for Human Development, UAA
Julie Atkinson,

Training Overview Description

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.

Event-specific Details

THIS TRAINING IS BEING RESCHEDULED IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19. All those currently registered will be notified by email when a new date has been confirmed. If at that time you are unable to attend, please contact Julie Atkinson or AKTC Support,, to be withdrawn.

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.

Developmental Disabilities
Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
All Tribal Services/Tribal Government
All Health Care
All Education K-12 & Postsecondary faculty, staff, and students
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Developmental Disabilities
All Behavioral Health / Social

Registration Information

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Please email Julie Atkinson at if you have any questions.

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