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Family Drug Court Learning Academy

Overview

The FDC Learning Academy consist of a series of web-based trainings that assess the needs, initiate strategic planning, implement program improvements, evaluate performance, and sustain FDCs. Launched in 2010, the Learning Academy is comprised of “learning communities” that are responsive to the developmental stages of FDCs. To date, the Learning Academy has delivered over 50 webinar presentations or training events with over 80 hours of content reaching nearly 4,000 attendees from all 50 states.

Previous Learning Communities

2020 CAFE Conversations

Learning is rarely a one-time event. Learning is rather a journey which involves a series of meaningful exchanges, time for integrating new information, and then translating knowledge into action.

The 2018 Cafe Conversations will provide FDC practitioners numerous opportunities to learn, discuss, and then take the steps to improve their program and achieve better outcomes for children and families. We will be exploring four emergent topics and connecting you as a team while learning from other FDC teams.

Training and technical assistance resources will also be provided to enhance your learning journey. We hope you pull up a chair and join us.

For more information, please download our 2020 FDC Learning Academy Flyer (.pdf)

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