Training and Technical Assistance

CFF operates both large- and small-scale training and technical assistance (TTA) projects under Federal, State, local and foundation funding. CFF provides extensive experience with onsite and off-site training and technical assistance (TTA) and support. TTA is delivered in varying intensities, including brief interventions in response to specific information requests, web-based and in-person multi-disciplinary training events, as well as long-term strategic planning and consultation over the course of several months. TTA is provided in many venues, including onsite visits and off-site work conducted via phone, internet, web-based meetings and video conferences. CFF also provides In-Depth Technical Assistance (IDTA), an 18-month program where a senior level consultant is assigned to a designated site for 32 hours per month to strengthen collaboration and linkages across service systems and family courts and improve outcomes for families with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) who are involved in the child welfare and family court systems.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type contracts covering  5 technical domains.CFF was awarded a contract for the Domain IV- Technical Assistance and Training Projects.

CFF currently operates three large-scale Federally-funded TTA projects—the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, the Regional Partnership Grants Support Contract, and Family Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance. Each of these TTA projects involve responding to TTA requests from professionals nationwide, as well as providing TTA to Federally-funded grantee programs:

  • 53 Children’s Bureau-funded Regional Partnership Grantees (RPG)
  • 12 SAMHSA-funded Children Affected by Methamphetamine (CAM) Family Drug Courts (FDCs)
  • 28 OJJDP-funded FDCs

CFF provides TTA to the three Federally-funded grantee programs to enhance collaboration between substance abuse prevention and treatment, mental health, child welfare and family courts at the State, Tribal, county and community levels.  Through the TTA provided, grantee sites are able to expand and enhance services being provided to children and families affected by SUDs.  Our Program Associates and Evaluators are working closely with the sites to facilitate, plan and implement enhancements to their FDCs.

We provide varying types and intensities of TTA that are designed to cater to the grantee sites’ specific needs: