Facilitator Training: Children’s Friendship Training (CFT)

Mon Mar 27, 2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Magna Centre
800 Mulock Drive
Newmarket, ON
L3Y 9C1

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Interested in facilitating a Children’s Friendship Training Group?

Facilitator training covers the following key topics of CFT:

  • Conversational skills,
  • How to make a good first impression,
  • How to “play detective” to find common interests,
  • How to join a group of kids at play,
  • How to handle rejection, teasing and bullying,
  • How to be a good host on a play date,
  • How to be a good winner,
  • How to be a good sport,
  • How to show respect to adults.

What is CFT? Children’s Friendship Training is an evidence-based, group format, parent-assisted social skills intervention for children ages 7 – 12. It has been proven effective with verbal children who have high-functioning Autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD NOS, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and prenatal alcohol exposure. This program was developed at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where it has been used and studied for over 20 years with more than 1,000 families.

Instructors: Jamie Read & Tiffany MacDonald will discuss Children’s Friendship Training (CFT), the research behind Children’s Friendship Training, as well as the adapted/modified Children’s Friendship Training manual. How social skills trainers can adapt the CFT program to meet the needs of all children on the Autism Spectrum will be presented. Upcoming research and social skills interventions that will enhance Children’s Friendship Training will also be discussed.

COST: $100.00 per person.
This will include Power Point notes, supplementary manual, snacks and lunch.
Optional: purchase of the CFT Manual is encouraged for those implementing program strategies (can be purchased online)

Contact: Debbie Cabral – Education & Workshop Coordinator debbie@autismontario.com