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Interconnections of Substance Use Disorders & Families first Act (Part 1)
Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Category: Training


This course will highlight the philosophical changes with the Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First) in relation to the impact on children and families at-risk for entry into the child welfare system. In Iowa, parental substance use is strongly correlated with young children involved in the child welfare system. Participants will learn about the impact of substance use on the family unit and learn the opportunities available to support families living with substance use disorders.


Intended Audience:

  • Family Centered Services worker (FCS), Recruitment/Retention Training Support workers, Residential workers (QRTP, Shelter, and Supervised Apartment Living (SAL))
    • Direct Care/Front-Line Staff, Supervisors
    • Beginner staff (less than 1-2 years of experience), refresher for experienced staff

Location Info: Zoom


Kellee McCrory- Kellee McCrory, LMSW, MPH, is the Director of Training for the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice at the University of Iowa School of Social Work. She has extensive expertise in training, curriculum development, evaluation, survey development, project management, public health, child welfare, and substance abuse research and programs. Ms. McCrory is also the program manager for the Iowa Peer Workforce Collaborative grant which provides training and continuing education to peers (people with lived experience with serious mental illness or substance use disorder who are living well in recovery) in Iowa and provides technical assistance and support to Iowa agencies and organizations to enhance the employment, hiring, and retention of Peer Support Specialists, Family Peer Support Specialists, and Peer Recovery Coaches. Prior to her position as Director of Training, Ms. McCrory was as assistant professor of social work at Mount Mercy University, teaching courses in social work practice, diversity, research methods, group theory and practice, foundation and advanced field, and grant writing and is currently an adjunct instructor at the University of Iowa.

Registration will begin at 10:0AM. Training will begin promptly at 10:30AM. This training is scheduled until 12PM with a break.

Please note: Priority seating is provided to staff working within one of the current DHS child welfare service contracts, including: Family Centered Services (FCS); Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) / Group Foster Care; Child Welfare Emergency Services (CWES): Aftercare Services; Supervised Apartment Living (SAL); Recruitment, Retention, Training and Support Services (RRTS); Parent Partners; Foster Care Youth Council. If you do not work within one of the current DHS child welfare services contract, you may be bumped from the course and placed on a waitlist.

Click Here to Register!

This training is split into two, 1.5 hour parts. For the full training and to receive full credit for a completion certificate, please register for Part Two by clicking HERE

 If you have questions regarding seating for the training or if you are unable to participate for any reason, please contact us (cwpta@iachild.org)

Contact: For more information contact us at [email protected]