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:
-Objectives and guiding principles of the Friendships & Dating Program
-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
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
-Provide the UAA Center for Human Development with annual information regarding the number of groups and participants (no identifying information about participants will be requested)
If you have any questions regarding this training or the Friendships & Dating Program, please contact Sondra LeClair at firstname.lastname@example.org.