Friendships and Dating Program Facilitator Training

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
There will be a 30 minute lunch break during the training each day.
Day 1:
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 09:00 AM until 01:30 PM
Day 2:
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 09:00 AM until 01:30 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Support Website
Cost Range
This training is grant funded by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority through the University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development.

Host And Instructor

Center for Human Development, UAA
Sondra LeClair,; Kelley Hartlieb,
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Training Overview Description

The UAA Center for Human Development trains staff members working in community agencies across Alaska to implement the Friendships & Dating Program (FDP) with this two-day facilitator training.

The FDP teaches young adults (ages 15 and older) and adults with intellectual and related developmental disabilities (I/DD) 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

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, 8 hour training to learn how to deliver the program content
  • Be expected 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.

Registration Information

If you have questions regarding the Friendships and Dating Program or the facilitator training, please contact Sondra LeClair, or Kelley Hartlieb,

We will hold an information session for interested participants on February 18, 2021, 11:00am-11:30am. Please join via the following Zoom link.

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