Family Nurturing Center of Texas offers Nurturing Program Facilitator and Nurturing Program Trainer Certifications with training guidelines and requirements.
The role of the certified Nurturing Program Facilitator is to guide families and facilitate discussions for self-discovery. Facilitators, in their training, learn how to facilitate by modeling the core values and philosophy of Nurturing Program (NP). Following the Facilitator Training, NP Facilitators will be confident and competent individuals motivated to provide direct NP services to youth, children, parents and families.
CODE OF CONDUCT. Nurturing Program (NP) Facilitators and Trainers should model NP values and principles when interacting with all others, stay in yearly contact with their Lead National Trainer and/or affiliated Family Nurturing Center (FNC), always act in the best interest of families, paraprofessionals and professionals and implement NP to the highest level of integrity and fidelity.
Facilitators and Trainers must have an active agreement on file with their designated FNC and their last trainer. It is the responsibility of all individuals connected to Family Nurturing Center to uphold all Copyright laws by reporting suspected copyright infringements.
- Curriculum developers can give you written permission to copy their material and it will be for a specific event and will have a time limit on the written MOU.
- If you know of any agency or individual that is copying materials, we are asking that you report them to the nearest FNC for investigation. Facilitators or Trainers do not have the authority to give anyone, either in their own organization or outside, permission to copy materials. Facilitator or Trainer found doing so will not be able to continue practicing. Trainers and facilitators will immediately lose their certification.
- All Trainers are required to stress, during their trainings, the issue of copyright infringement and inform participants that copyright infringement is breaking the law and the corporation will prosecute.
- Coping or reproducing the Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI) for mass distribution through a google document or other methods is prohibited. Doing this can contaminate research due to not knowing who actually answered the AAPI. This evaluation must be completed in real-time with the facilitator to ensure who is actually completing the AAPI.
Nurturing Program Facilitator
A Nurturing Program Facilitator must have at least one year of experience working with families and children verified by a current employer. Facilitators may come from varying backgrounds, educations and life experiences although their primary role with families is to guide and facilitate discussions for self-discovery. In their training, Facilitators will learn how to facilitate by modeling the core values and philosophy of NP. Following the Facilitator Training, NP Facilitators will be confident and competent individuals that provide direct NPP services to youth, children, parents and families. The Nurturing Program Facilitator Training will prepare individuals for their role as NP facilitators only. At this level they directly work with families, children and youth, they are not allowed to train professionals and paraprofessionals as facilitators in direct service provisions.
- All facilitators are asked to sign a nurturing program facilitator agreement and complete an affiliate form through their designated center.
- It is the responsibility of the facilitator to keep their contact information updated through their designated Family Nurturing Center, to remain active.
ONGOING CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
- If a facilitators training is older than 5 years, facilitators may be encouraged, by a State or Lead National Trainer, to attend an update or recertification Training before practicing as a Facilitator.
Nurturing Program Trainer Certifications
Nurturing Program Trainers train paraprofessionals and professionals to become NP Facilitators. Trainers provide facilitator trainings and consultation to individuals they train. Agency, statewide conferences and workshops can also be conducted by trainers. County/statewide initiatives and fidelity monitoring can only be conducted through Family Nurturing Centers.
Individuals who wish to provide training for Family Nurturing Centers (FNC) must be approved with one or more of the four Nurturing Program Trainer Certifications. Once certified, every training or workshop you provide must be documented and submitted to your reporting entity for the training to count for your certification.
Documentation must include the following:
- Full name and signature of participants
- Training dates
- Type of training
- State where training was delivered
- Host agency name
- Signed copy of facilitator or trainer agreements
- List of all individuals that received a certificate
- Evaluation documentation
A Nurturing Program Organization Trainer trains only within their agency. This is the first level for all trainers after completing the Training of Trainers (TOT) requirements.
Organization Trainers are also responsible for promoting NP in their communities by attending meetings, conducting workshops and presenting at conferences.
- Train only in your designated agency and on the curriculum/program you have had experience facilitating.
- Provide technical assistance and maintain NP fidelity within your organization and local community.
- Deliver only Facilitator Trainings with a maximum of 15 participants per training.
- Post trainings on your designated Family Nurturing Center website two weeks in advance.
- Use training materials and facilitate purchase of appropriate curriculum/programs FNC and other NP authored material.
- Provide three facilitator trainings annually while teaching the facilitator core content.
- Complete an annual application with designated center and keep affiliation contact information updated at your designated FNC. Report yearly to designated FNC.
- Report annually with Lead National Trainer and designated FNC.
- Keep all required documentation on all trainings completed.
- Post at least three facilitator trainings a year through FDR.
- Attend a yearly NP conference or networking meeting with other NP Trainers.
A Nurturing Program Trainer / Consultant trains throughout their state. They are also responsible for promoting NP in their communities and statewide by attending meetings with their state departments and others, conducting workshops and presents at state conferences.
The Nurturing Program State Trainer is actively engaged within their state departments. They also work with local FNC’s to develop curriculum and collect data.
- Provide consulting and training in the use of NP assessments and all curricula.
- Proficient in NP fidelity, cultural competence, racism, equity and trauma informed care.
- Deliver 5 Facilitator Trainings annually with a maximum 25 participants per training.
- Post at least two open training two weeks in advance.
- Use training materials and facilitate purchase of appropriate curriculum from FNC-TX.
- Provide CEU’s.
- Carry your own professional liability insurance.
- Complete an annual application and a designated center and keep affiliation contact information updated.
- Provide state CEU’s.
- Submit annual renewal and training reporting form to Your designated center.
- Must be an affiliate with a designated FNC.
- Attend biennial NP conference or networking meeting with other NP Trainers.
- Post at least five facilitator trainings a year.
- Bring in at least three new clients per year, and provide three NP promotional activities per year to publicize NP (workshops or conference presentations).
A Nurturing Program Legacy Trainer has built the history of NPP and allows us the opportunity for intergenerational learning. These individuals not only bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our NP Family but also bring specialty knowledge such as: Nurturing Fathers, Substance Abuse and Recovery, Families with Children with Special Health Needs, Nurturing Diversity, Native American Program and Nurturing LGBT families.
- Train only in your area of competency and specialty area within your assigned center or as allowed by the developer. If you are a developer keep your material up to date.
- Assist FNC’s with system-wide activities and initiatives.
- Use approved training materials and facilitate purchase of appropriate curriculum NP developers.
- Advocate for NP at workshops and meetings within your power of influence.
- Complete and keep current as an FNC affiliate.
- Stay connected to a FNC.
- Report in with your Lead National Trainer and or FDR annually.
- Check in annually with your affiliated FNC.
- Follow all FDR and FNC training requirements.
- Attend biennial NPP conference or networking meeting with other NP Trainers.
- Consider being part of a multigenerational NP advisory Board.
Lead National Trainer
A Nurturing Program Lead National Trainer Conducts all NP Training of Trainers (TOT) and sits on the Trainer multigenerational Advisory Board. Lead National Trainers promote NP throughout various states and manage statewide department initiatives.
- Act as the primary support for all State and National Trainers through technical assistance, consulting, and training in the use of NP assessments, all NPP curricula, fidelity, cultural competence, equity and trauma informed care.
- Post open trainings on website two weeks in advance.
- Use authorized training materials and facilitate purchase of appropriate curriculum from FNC-TX and other developers.
- Complete at least 12 Facilitator Trainings per year and one TOT per year with no more than 12 participants per TOT training.
- Host and assist with hosting NP conferences, networking meeting and training workshops for trainers and others
- Provide State and National CEU’s.
- Carry your own professional liability insurance.
- Complete annual application with FDR and manage or assist in managing a Family Nurturing Center.
- Report quarterly to and stay in constant communication with FDR and your designation FNC.
- Be a State and National CEU Provider.
- Submit annual renewal and reporting form to FDR and your designated FNC
- Submit a roster of all trained TOT applicants after each training with recommendations
- Attend a yearly NPP conference or networking meeting with other NP Trainers
- Post at least one TOT a year through FDR, bring in at least eight new clients per year, and provide three NPP activities per year to publicize NPP (workshops or conference presentations)