Learning Programs

Motivational Interviewing: Engaging Fathers

A Learning Program for NYC Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Professionals

About Motivational Interviewing: Engaging Fathers

This learning program focuses on the practical application of strengths-based engagement and Motivational Interviewing skills when working with fathers and father figures of children involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice system. Participants will learn how to explore the needs of fathers and father figures who have connections to the child welfare and juvenile justice system. Learners will practice techniques to better engage and work more successfully with fathers and father figures around the challenges they experience.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for direct service staff and supervisors in child welfare and juvenile justice.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will:
• Better understand the needs of fathers and father figures involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice system.
• Strengthen their use of Motivational Interviewing skills when working with fathers and father figures.
• Be better able to engage with fathers and father figures to ensure they receive the support they need.

Course Prerequisites

Prior to attending this course, learners are required to have completed:
• The Motivational Interviewing learning program offered through the ACS Workforce Institute, or an equivalent.
• An online pre-test accessed through the Cornerstone Learning Management System.

Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:
• An online pre-test before the day of class.
• An interactive, one-day instructor led workshop.
• An online post-test.

Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Continuing Education Units

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0402. This course is 6.5 contact hours/0.65 CEUs. CEU credit is contingent upon completion of all course components.

“Out of all the trainings I’ve been to, this was the best!”

—Motivational Interviewing Participant

Upcoming Dates