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The National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice offers a broad spectrum of family-centered training and technical assistance to community and government agencies, human services practitioners, and community members. We have trained over 80,000 people in all 50 states, as well as Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Australia, Great Britain, and Russia.

On-site training programs are individualized for agency/community needs, and workshops are offered periodically at selected sites around the country. 

Our training focuses on these core areas:

  • Family Development/Family Support
  • Family Centered Practice
  • Cultural Competence
  • Child Welfare
  • Supervision and Management
  • Youth Transition to Adulthood
  • Ethics
  • Evaluation and Outcomes

The National Resource Center has just finished work on two significant federally funded training initiatives.

Both projects developed and evaluated training curricula and practice outcomes in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Human Services. The projects were funded by the Children's Bureau of the Department of Health and Human Services.

New training projects are always underway at the National Resource Center.  A significant current initiative is:

Strengthening Family Support through Supervision, a 52 contact hour certification training for family support supervisors.

You are invited to browse the website for descriptions of our trainings and to join the Family Development e-mail list to get training updates. 

For more information about NRC Training, contact Bonnie Mikelson, Associate Training Director, 515.490.1308 or

For more information about registration, contact Julia Neff, Administrative Services Coordinator, 319.335.4933 or

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