Certified Family Home Overview
A Certified Family Home provides a safe, family-style living environment for adults with developmental disabilities who need some assistance with daily living activities. The Certified Family Home is operated by a provider who has been certified by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and demonstrates the knowledge and experience to provide a safe and effective service to the resident(s).
Community Partnerships of Idaho has been contracted by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to provide Program Coordination for this program. Our Program Coordinators offer a person-centered approach to assist the Certified Family Home Provider in developing implementation plans designed to meet the individual resident's needs. Program Coordinators develop written programs for the Provider to put into place in the home and offer one-on-one support to help with these programs and to enhance independent living skills for the resident.
The first step in qualifying as a Certified Family Home is completing an application with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Tools and Support
We provide a number of videos and downloads to help Certified Family Home Providers. To access these tools, please refer to the Related Downloads and Related Links on this page.
Please watch these short helpful videos.
Training for Certified Family Homes
The Idaho Association of Community Providers ("IACP") is hosting two separate two-hour interactive trainings for Certified Family Homes as part of our Membership Conference on April 15, 2020 at JUMP in Boise.
Please join us to network with other Certified Family Home providers and satisfy your annual four-hour interactive training requirement in one short day!
April 15, 2020 - 9:30am-11:30am:
Successful tactics for your Certified Family Home - "Finding Balance amid the Behaviors & Calm in the Chaos"
Presented by Andy & Lindsey Crossman
Andy and Lindsey Crossman are the owners of Journeys DDA. They have been Certified Family Home providers for over a decade while raising a family, running a business, and (mostly) still keeping their sanity! Andy is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). As CFH providers, Andy and Lindsey have seen it all! They have helped clients transition to both independent and support living, receive end of life care, and overcome significant developmental and behavioral challenges. They train hundreds of staff and parents each year using proven behavior methods coupled with their unique experiences in a fun and useful way!
In this training, Andy and Lindsey will discuss:
- How using a behavior analytic view will help you better understand and help your participant
- How anxiety effects behavior, and what we as care providers can do to help
- How to create small, meaningful changes in your participant
- Why a positive approach will get better outcomes than punishment
- How to find balance and avoid burn-out
- April 15, 2020 - 12pm-2pm
Certified Family Homes and Best Bookkeeping Practices
Presented by Vickie Horn
Vickie Horn is a Developmental Specialist and Certified Family Home provider in Boise, Idaho, working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Along with her husband Shaun, she is also the co-owner of Valued Training Services. They offer CPR/First Aid certification courses, as well as training in behavioral management and redirection. They also offer trainings on a relevant topics to assist Certified Family Home providers in meeting their annual training requirements.
Vickie has a master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, Certification in Sensory Enriched Therapy, Certification in Positive Behavioral Supports, Certification in Understanding Mental Illness, to name a few.
In this training, Vickie will discuss:
- Certified Family Homes rules and regulations
- Training in records keeping
- Preparing for recertification
- Forms and filings
Registration opens March 2, 2020 and closes April 8, 2020 (or as space allows). Space is limited. Registration will be available for $20 per training or $30 for access to both trainings.
|Event Date:||4/15/2020 - 4/15/2020
1000 W Myrtle St
Boise, Id 83702