Five Acres Training
Five Acres believes that staff training and development is vital to the successful operation of our programs. Employee knowledge and skills play an integral part in the delivery of quality services to children and their families and, to that end, the Training Department assists staff in staying current on the rapidly changing developments in their fields.
As part of our commitment to effectiveness, Five Acres implements Evidence-Based Practice models whenever possible to address specific populations with specific needs. A key element to transitioning to new models of service delivery (in our case, the expansion of Evidence-Based Practices) is to recognize early successes and continue building on them. Five Acres holds a variety of “Celebrating Success” events several times a year to advertise our practices so that others may learn about them, recognize the staff who deliver those practices for their commitment to excellence, and gather information for improving practices. As of 2011, we provide six Evidence-Based Practices across the agency:
Our Clinicians and Rehabilitation Specialists receive extensive training in these models and are supervised closely to ensure that they continue to deliver services in a model adherent manner.
The Training Department develops, provides and coordinates a wide variety of types of workshops for staff across the agency. Many of these workshops are open to outside agencies as well. Our comprehensive training opportunities meet or exceed standards established by licensing and accreditation bodies. To see trainings currently available, click here.
Five Acres is a provider of CEUs for licensed clinicians through the Board of Behavioral Sciences and for Group Home Administrators through the Department of Social Services.
For more information about the Training Department, contact Arthea J. Larson, M.A., LMFT, Director of Training and Staff Development.
(626) 798-6793 Ext 2207