Family Treatment Court Practice Academy

Overview

Since 2013, the Family Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance (FDC TTA) Program has hosted the Family Treatment Court (FTC) Learning Academy, bringing FTC teams relevant research, information, and practice examples to respond to emergent issues in the field.  This year, the FTC Learning Academy is shifting to the FTC Practice Academy to emphasize that improving outcomes for families requires a change in practice.

The 2021 FTC Practice Academy Series offers support to professionals from FTCs, child welfare, substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, dependency court, and other partners as they advance their collaborative capacity.  This year, the FDC TTA team encourages professionals to put the pieces together by discussing, applying, and merging central child welfare, SUD treatment, and FTC practices and policies to improve outcomes with equity for all families.  Specifically, attendees will:

  • Learn from experts and practitioners about “what, why, and how” to implement best practices and improve outcomes with equity for all families in FTC and the larger systems.
  • Create an action plan to implement research and best practices, showing “what works” for families affected by SUDs.
  • Share innovations and inspiration between FTCs.

Previous Practice Academy Courses

2021 Practice Academy Series

The FTC Practice Academy is more than a webinar.  Each of the series’ three standalone courses provides teams with resources to transform learning into strong policy and practice — and then turning that policy and practice into improved outcomes for families.  FTC teams are encouraged to participate together in all components of each course but will benefit from any single piece.  Individual practitioners are also invited to participate, and the FDC TTA team will provide resources to support individuals to explore the topic with their team.  All components for each course will be shared on this FTC Practice Academy webpage.
  • Attendees first watch a short video containing background information and basic tenets of the topic.
  • The video includes a Team Discussion tool that encourages professionals to explore the topic while assessing strengths and challenges.  Provided questions help individuals explore the topic area with their colleagues.
  • CCFF will facilitate a virtual Live Conversation featuring fellow practitioners and subject matter experts sharing their experience and answering attendees’ questions.
  • Attendees can access a Take Action tool afterwards to shape their own action plans.  This tool distills information from the course into concrete steps to shift learning to practice change, then suggests how to monitor how the changes affect outcomes, including assessing for disproportionality in access and disparities in outcomes.
  • Additional resources are available on CCFF’s Practice Academy webpage to supplement and support continued discussion, learning and action.
  • CFF’s FDC TTA is available at any time! Reach out to us at fdc@cffutures.org if you are interested in support and additional resources as you consider these changes and develop your action plan.

For more information, please download our 2021 FTC Practice Academy Flyer.

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