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 16 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.
During this training, you will learn:
- How to recruit participants
- How to communicate course content to participant support networks
- Detailed information on all 20 course sessions
- Introduction to the Friendships & Dating Program website and supporting materials
- Research training to support the pre- and post-knowledge assessment
Interested facilitators who participate in the Friendships & Dating Program training will be asked to:
- Identify at least two facilitators who will co-facilitate the program together
- Attend the full training
- Facilitate the program within your community or agency within one year of training
- Assist with data collection via a pre- and post-knowledge assessment
If you have any questions regarding this training or the Friendships & Dating Program, please contact Sondra LeClair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an Alaskan facilitator, this training is offered free of charge. If you do not provide services in Alaska, please contact Sondra LeClair prior to registering for the course.