Overview of the C2C training program
A. The capacity to change assessment model
- Overview of the Capacity to change (C2C) assessment model.
- The advantages of an empirical, evidence-based approach to making decisions.
- Strengths and Limitations of the Structured Decision Making (SDM) Model.
- Distinguishing risk assessment from need assessment.uring environment.
B. Assessments under conditions of uncertainty
- Overview of Signal Detection Theory (SDT- the essentials to provide a conceptual basis for understanding the dilemma’s facing clinicians working in the child protection filed).
- The impact of bias on decision-making under conditions of uncertainty.
C. A guiding model of family functioning: The Integrated Framework
- Overview of the Integrated Framework for understanding child development and family functining.
- Application of the Integrated Framework in the assessment of a family and ssessment and monitoring of capacity to change.
D. Assessing Capacity to Change (C2C)
- Identifying goals for change.
- How to identify and set goals that can be measured.
- Monitoring progress—including evaluation of the parents' willingness to engage and cooperate with the intervention and the extent to which goals were achieved.
- Reporting results.
E. Process issues in the assessment of C2C
- Avoiding a parenting deficits model; presenting the Integrated Framework to parents—there are many influences that can make parenting difficult; the current strengths and weaknesses in the family.
- Explaining the C2C model to parents—an opportunity to demonstrate capacity-to-change.
- Revising the treatment plan to deal with crises, while staying goal focused when assessing C2C.
- Dealing with ‘failure’—what happens when parents don’t achieve goals.
G. Incorporating the C2C model into clinical practice