Ongoing CFLE-Approved Meetings
The following ongoing courses are approved for continuing education for the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential. In order to maintain certification, applicants must accrue a total of 100 Contact Hours or 10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) within a five-year period. Learn more about recertification.
(Contact Hours/CEUs will be listed on each year's program)
(Contact Hours/CEUs vary)
NCFR-sponsored webinars that cover a variety of topics and content areas can be watched live or viewed later for continuing education credit ("Tips for Applying for CFLE Program Approval" and all NCFR Annual Conference "How to" webinars are not eligible for credit). Contact Emily Vang for more information.
The National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI) has developed two state-of-the-art, standardized, web-based trainings to build the capacity of child welfare and mental health professionals in all states, tribes, and territories to effectively support children, youth, and their foster, adoptive, and guardianship families. Two on-demand training options are available for free through the University of Maryland and the U.S. Children's Bureau (beginning Sept. 30, 2019).
- 20-hour course (Approved for 20 hours of CFLE continuing education credit)
- 25-hour course (Approved for 25 hours of CFLE continuing education credit)
NTI was funded through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Children's Bureau, and the Center for Adoption Support and Education.
Grow a Strong Family, Inc. is a charitable non-profit social service agency which provides customized Family Life Education services to families uprooted by mental illnesses in loved ones. Their primary focus is on education and prevention.
The Replanting Lives series is designed for professionals who work with caregivers of loved ones with mental illness and brain disorders. This is an online self-paced training program that focuses on supporting adult and elderly family members through structured 90-minute sessions incorporating skills, exercises, and resources from the comprehensive content of the following three modules:
Family Strategies (Approved for 4.5 CFLE contact hours)
Caregiver Self-Care (Approved for 6.0 CFLE contact hours)
Safety (Approved for 4.0 CFLE contact hours)
Engaging Families: A Relationships-Centered Approach — Virtual or In-Person workshop
Approved for 4.0 hours of CFLE continuing education credit.
Supporting, empowering and engaging families through a strength-based approach helps youth thrive. This workshop builds on Search Institute research that identifies critical strengths that are relevant to all families, regardless of culture, income, or structure.
Search Institute’s research is used as a springboard for re-imagining family engagement to focus on identifying and celebrating strengths of families through developmental relationships.
Fill out the workshop request form and a representative will contact you.
All webinars approved for 1.5 CFLE contact hours unless otherwise mentioned.
- Home Is Where Your Heart Is | Kids Serve Too!
- Promoting Successful Home-to-School Transitions for Military Families with Young Children
- Nurturing Individual Resilience from a Multisystem Developmental Perspective
- Nurturing Family Resilience Through a Strengths-Based Framework
- Nurturing Resilience Through a Strong Community
- Military Families Learning Network 2019 Virtual Conference: Relationships for Readiness — Approved for 5.5 CFLE contact hours
- Family Systems Trends and Transitions: What They Mean For Military Families - Part 1 of 2
- Focusing on Co-parenting: Strengthening Diverse Military Family Systems - Part 2 of 2
- An Overview of the Branch Out Parenting Program and Other Thrive Resources — Approved for 1.0 CFLE contact hour
- Understanding Long-Term Care: Basics and VA Aid & Attendance
- Understanding Long-Term Care: Extended Care and Housing
- Behavior Basics: Laying the Groundwork for Positive Change
- The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — Approved for 1.0 CFLE contact hour
- Women in the Military: Special Contributions and Unique Challenges — Approved for 1.0 CFLE contact hour
- Moral Injury: Suicide Risk, Survivor’s Guilt, & Other Clinical Manifestations
- Child Identity Theft: Repairing the Damage
- The Financial Implications of Caring for an Aging Parent
- Keep Calm & Carry On: Working with Difficult Clients
- Building Financial Resilience: 20 Resources for Financial Peace of Mind
- Supporting Youth to Set Healthy Boundaries with Technology
- Creating Space: Arranging Environments to Promote Positive Behavior
- The Spouse Education & Career Opportunities Program Overview — Approved for 1.0 CFLE contact hour
- Medicaid & Medicare: Important Resources in a Time of National Health Crisis — Approved for 1.0 CFLE contact hour
- Warrior Wellness: Mental Health and Women in the US Military — Approved for 1.0 CFLE contact hour
- Engaging Military Fathers to Model Healthy Relationships for their Children: Lessons from Promundo’s Global Work with Dads — Approved for 1.0 CFLE contact hour
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Resources for Personal Finance Managers Working with Service Members
- Communication: Seek First to Understand, Then Be Understood
- Back to School: Special Needs & Social Distancing
- Using Evidence-Based Programs to Best Support Military Families: An Intro to the Continuum of Evidence
- Modeling Healthy Technology Behaviors for Young Children
- Lets Work Together: Building Relationships with Families to Support Positive Behavior
- Sesame Street and You: Caring for Each Other During COVID-19 and Other Emergencies
- Resources for Addressing Food Access in Military Families
- In an Instant: A Caregiver’s Journey of Injury, Recovery & Resilience
- Make New Friends: Promoting Friendship and Belonging
- Ethical Considerations During Challenging Times
- Financial Preparedness is Disaster Preparedness
- Going Beyond the Checklist in Emergency Preparedness – Taking Action
- 2021 Tax Updates
- Overview of Treatment for Children Impacted by Problematic Sexual Behavior of Other Youth
- Preparing for Disasters during a Pandemic
- Supporting Parents and Children Through Hazards and Disasters
- Families in Disaster Recovery: Coordinating Support at the Installation Level
- Surviving the 2020 Pandemic: Lessons Learned on How to Best Support our EI/ECSE Communities
- Aging with Disabilities — Approved for 1.0 CFLE contact hour
- Connecting with Communities in Asset-Based Disaster Recovery
- Federal Student Aid
- Strategies for Supporting Caregiver-Child Interactions That Enhance Development
- Choosing What’s Right: Using Ethics to Make Practical Decisions While Caring for Another — Approved for 1.0 CFLE contact hour
- Considering the Adolescent Brain When Addressing Problematic Sexual Behavior of Youth
- Ideas for Implementing Triadic Strategies: Putting it Into Action!
- Your Money, Your Clearance
- Back to School 2021 – Getting Ready for Virtually Anything — Approved for 1.0 CFLE contact hour
- Coming Together with Sesame Street: Resources for Racial Justice
- Legal Issues Facing Military Families with Special Needs — Approved for 1.0 CFLE contact hour
- Talking with Youth about Sex, Sexuality, and Media
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Youth Programs: Developing Inclusive Program Structures
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Youth Programs: Fostering Supportive Adult – Youth Relationships
- Support for Reintegration after TBI: Strategies For Advocates, Care Coordinators, and Case Managers — Approved for 1.0 CFLE contact hour
- Military Children’s Family Relationships
- VA Solid Start: A Program for Transitioning Service Members — Approved for 1.0 CFLE contact hour
Disaster and Hazard Readiness Foundations
3 sessions, each approved for 1.5 CFLE contact hours
- Disaster and Hazard Readiness 101
- Impacts and Responses in Disaster and Hazard Readiness
- Planning for the Worst, Hoping for the Best
Upcoming Webinars (available on demand after live debut)
- The Relationship Changes of Military Couples During Reintegration — Debuts May 12, 2022, Approved for 1.0 CFLE contact hour
Approved for 4.0 hours of CFLE continuing education credit.
Our Military REACH team has developed a free, user-friendly mobile app for helping professionals (e.g., Certified Family Life Educators, Marriage and Family Therapists) to enhance their knowledge about military and veteran families. As part of a larger research project, we are looking for helping professionals to use our app and help us examine how well it works. In thanks, we are offering $60 in incentives and 4 CEUs. No previous experience working with military and veteran families is required.
See website for more information: https://militaryreach.auburn.edu/recruitflyer.jsp.
Reflective Dialogue Parent Education Design (RDPED)
Using RDPED in Virtual Parent Education (Approved for 1.5 CFLE contact hours)
Presented by Heather Cline, Ph.D., Training+U Founder & RDPED Developer
This free webinar will help participants integrate RDPED videos and facilitation questions into a virtual session. One of the new contrast set videos will be used, and participants will leave with access to the video and resources to use in practice right away. Watch recording.
(Approved for 14 CFLE contact hours)
This 2-day core training uses an evidence-informed curriculum to train those who work with parents and families in schools, agencies, mental health offices, attorneys, and courts. Facilitated by trainers Cynthia Small Ph.D., CFLE and Cynthia Garrison, M.S., CFLE, CAMS. Learn more.
(Approved for up to 16 Contact Hours / 1.6 CEUs)
Starting a Family Life Education practice may seem like an overwhelming idea, unless you understand what steps to take, and how to move from step to step. This multimedia learning experience features six modules, each with topic-focused lessons in audio, video, and handouts. You can register for the entire course, or the modules one-by-one. Presented by Jody Johnston Pawel, LSW, CFLE. Learn more.
University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development
Developmental Parenting Highway Online Course (Approved for 1 CFLE Contact Hours / 0.1 CEUs)
This free class teaches the four positive aspects of middle-of-the-road “driving” on the developmental parenting highway, and the best strategies for preventing overindulgence as children grow and develop. Learn more.
(Approved for 14 Contact Hours / 1.4 CEU)
Location: Varies, but typically in the state of Texas
Practical Parent Education's 2-day core training uses evidence-informed curriculum to train those who work with parents/families in schools, agencies, mental health offices, or courts. It covers subject matter in the following family life education content areas: Families and Individuals in Societal Contexts, Internal Dynamics of Families, Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan, Human Sexuality, Interpersonal Relationships, Family Resource Management, Parent Education and Guidance, and Family Life Education Methodology. Contact: Kent Kramer
(Approved for 2 Contact Hours / 0.2 CEUs)
These programs are 2-hour training sessions facilitated by a licensed funeral director. Contact Kristen Nanjundaram at Hospice Foundation of America to find a funeral director near you who offers the program. website: http://hospicefoundation.org/
- Integrated Strategies for Home Visiting (Approved for 26 Contact Hours / 2.6 CEUs)
This four-day course is designed for practitioners working in home visiting programs. Participants will acquire new skills for motivating and communicating with parents of infants and young children (ages 0-6). Contact Jennifer Westby.
Free online training courses for providers of family social services.
- Family Violence Prevention: Increasing Awareness of Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment (Approved for 3 Contact Hours / 0.3 CEUs)
(Contact Hours/CEUs vary)
The online training courses listed below are designed specifically for home visiting professionals nationwide. If you're interested in more details for a specific class, please email Mary Kate McGarry.
Home Visiting: Foundations for Practice
- Basics of Home Visiting (Approved for 2.5 Contact Hours / .25 CEUs)
- Being Present with Families (Approved for 1 Contact Hour / .1 CEU)
- Home Visiting Boundaries (Approved for 1 Contact Hour / .1 CEU)
- Home Visiting Safety (Approved for 1 Contact Hour / .1 CEUs)
- Promoting Effective Parenting with Motivational Interviewing (Approved for 1 Contact Hour / .1 CEU)
Building Relationships: Engaging and Partnering with Families
- Building Engaging and Collaborative Relationships with Families (Approved for 2.5 Contact Hours / .25 CEUs)
Substance Abuse in Home Visiting
- Challenges in Home Visiting: Substance Abuse (Approved for 3 Contact Hours / .3 CEUs)
- Partnering for Change: Having the Conversation (Approved for 1 Contact Hour / .1 CEU)
- Understanding Substance Abuse through the Family’s Lens (Approved for 1 Contact Hour / .1 CEU)
Domestic Violence in Home Visiting
- Domestic Violence in Home Visiting (Approved for 3 Contact Hours / .3 CEUs)
- Domestic Violence: Safety Planning (Approved for 1 Contact Hour / .1 CEU)
- The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children (Approved for 1 Contact Hour / .1 CEU)
Infant Mental Health in Home Visiting
- Foundations of Infant Mental Health Practice in Home Visiting (Approved for 2.5 Contact Hours / .25 CEUs)
- Exploring Values and Beliefs around Parenting (Approved for 1 Contact Hour / .1 CEU)
- Matching Family Needs to Resources (Approved for 1 Contact Hour / .1 CEU)
Home Visiting: Families During Pregnancy series
- Home Visiting with Families during Pregnancy (Approved for 6 Contact Hours / .6 CEUs)
Home Visiting: Trauma-Informed Practice series
- Impact of Trauma in Home Visiting (Approved for 2.5 Contact Hours / .25 CEUs)
- Trauma in Families and Communities (Approved for 1 Contact Hour / .1 CEU)
Home Visiting: Trauma-Informed Practice for Supervisors series
- Impact of Trauma in Supervising Home Visitors (Approved for 2.5 Contact Hours / .25 CEUs)
- Trauma for Supervisors: Putting the Pieces Together (Approved for 1 Contact Hour / .1 CEU)
Home Visiting Supervisor: Foundations for Practice series
- Supervising Home Visitors (Approved for 2.5 Contact Hours / .25 CEUs)
- Implementing Tools to Enhance Home Visiting (Approved for 1 Contact Hour / .1 CEU)
- Maintaining Boundaries in Home Visiting for Supervisors (Approved for 1 Contact Hour / .1 CEU)
- Reflective Supervision (Approved for 1 Contact Hour / .1 CEU)
The Influence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Offered 1st Thursday of each month, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Email [email protected]
Approved for 3.0 hours
Early childhood educators, Case managers, Direct Service providers, Youth service professionals, Childcare providers, and Parents can attend. The program will cover the following objectives:
- Understanding basic biological foundation of ACES
- Be able to explain key elements of the ACE score (i.e., dose response, highly interrelated, ETC.)
- Identify personal action steps to help build "self-healing" classrooms
Exploring Secondary Traumatic Stress in Helping Professions
Offered 1st Thursday of each month, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Email [email protected]
Approved for 2.0 hours
Educators, Case managers, Direct Service providers, Youth service professionals, and Caregivers can attend. The program will cover the following objectives:
- Explore the basics of compassion fatigue and burnout
- Take inventory of personal and professional stressors
- Discuss strategies to manage compassion fatigue and burnout
The Indiana Youth Institute offers two ongoing programs
Contact: Julie Whitman - [email protected] for more information on each offering.
- Engaging Older Youth (Approved for 5 Contact Hours / .5 CEUs) Objectives of Activity/Program: 1) Understand youth development principles for secondary education students; 2) Learn strategies to engage and retain older youth through homework help, independent studies, and projects. 3) Learn strategies to promote positive staff-teen relationships.
- Supporting English Language Learners (Approved for 5 Contact Hours / .5 CEUs) Objectives: 1) Understand the stages of language acquisition, the relationship between oral language and literacy, and how programs can support language learning for youth and their families; 2) Learn how to create a supportive learning environment and use language-stretching games and learner-centered activities to engage youth and their families; 3) develop techniques that help build partnerships with school leaders, teachers, district and organization leaders, and communities to make their programs a powerful resource for ELL youth and families.
Parents Toolshop offers a number of trainings and programs
http://parentstoolshop.org/programs/ for more information on each offering.
- Basic T.I.P.S.(Tools for Improving Parenting Success) Home Study — Approved for 18 Contact Hours / 1.8 CEUs
- Advanced T.I.P.S.(Tools for Improving Parenting Success) Home Study — Approved for 30 Contact Hours / 3.0 CEUs
- Advanced T.I.P.S.(Tools for Improving Parenting Success) Home Study — Approved for 28-30 Contact Hours / 2.8 or 3.0 CEUs
- Group Facilitator Certification Training (Online) — Approved for 18 Contact Hours / 1.8 CEUs
- Group Facilitator Certification Training (Live) — Approved for 17 Contact Hours / 1.7 CEUs
- 6 Steps to Starting & Growing Your Professional Family Life Practice — Approved for 16 Contact Hours / 1.6 CEUs