What is the Partnerships Project?
The Partnerships Project is community based training delivery model for practitioners and parents in communities who serve children birth to six with special needs and their families. The Training Modules provide participants with knowledge and skills in various topics to increase their ability to support the children and families in their community settings. The modules offer a viable and proactive form of training that utilizes the strengths and skills of practitioners and the services within the communities in BC.
What Training Modules are offered?
- Partnerships in Communication
- Partnerships in Family Centered Practice
- Partnerships in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
- Partnerships in Positive Approaches to Behaviour
- Partnerships in Promoting Participation and Function
- Partnerships in Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Each of the training modules runs between 13-18 hours. They are developed to offer communities flexibility in delivery of the workshop i.e. weekly in evenings, on weekends or a full weekend. Two qualified trained facilitators from our Provincial Registry deliver community training.
Who is the Intended Participant Audience?
Training is for early childhood service providers who provide support to children and families in a variety of community settings.
- early childhood educators
- child care providers
- community centre staff
- infant development
- supported child development
- social workers
- public health nurses
- special education assistants
- family support workers
- key workers
How Can a Community Host a Training Session?
If you wish to host any of the training modules the following criteria applies:
- To ensure the integrity of the training modules, all community training sessions must be delivered by Trained Facilitators on the Partnerships Project Provincial Registry.
- If your community is interested in offering a training session in a particular Module and you do not know if you have a trained Facilitator in your community, contact the coordinator to locate a trained facilitator, in or near your community.
I’m interested in attending a Community Training. What do I do?
If you wish to attend a training session for a particular training module, contact the coordinator who will assist you to organize or find a training session in your area. The recommended number of participants for a community training session is 20-25.
More information about this valuable project can be obtained by visiting the website at www.partnershipsproject.bc.ca
or by contacting the Partnerships coordinator:
Partnerships Project Coordinator
250-388-5593 or 1-866-338-4881