MILC: Growing Strong Bones for Effective Family-Based Practice
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina is currently accepting applications for participation in the Motivational Interviewing Learning Collaborative (MILC) Pilot. This pilot will take place in Raleigh, NC over the course of 9 months. As a member of this pilot program you may be asked to provide feedback about the target audience, effectiveness of this shared learning style and barriers and benefits to participation.
Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based approach for enhancing motivation and strengthening commitment using a complex set of communication skills that are learned and developed over time. Research has shown that learning and adopting motivational interviewing in practice is rare from self study or attending a workshop and is more reliably obtained through supervised practice (Miller, Yahne, Moyers, Martinez, and Pirritano, 2004). This learning collaborative allows participants with exposure to the model to learn and practice specific motivational techniques through a supportive coaching and peer feedback process. In addition to role play, participants will be expected to provide audio tapes of sessions for the purpose of fidelity checks and supervision. The fee to participate in this Learning Collaborative is $200 for Prevention Network Members and $275 for all others. Non-members will have the option to join the Prevention Network to take advantage of the discounted rate.
The MILC will include PCANC programmatic staff and non staff applicants. If you are participating in PCANC coaching services there is a possibility that you will be learning alongside your coach.
PCANC’s MILC will meet from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on the second Tuesday of each month over the course of nine months in Raleigh, NC. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. There will be an exception in March when the monthly meeting will be held at the Learning & Leadership Summit on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
- September 11, 2012
- October 9, 2012
- November 13, 2012
- December 11, 2012
- January 8, 2013
- February 12, 2013
- March 5, 2013
- April 9, 2013
- May 14, 2013
This program has been planned to address the needs of parenting professionals, social workers, case managers, counselors, coaches, coordinators and others who work with parents, youth, and families.
MILC participants must have at least 8 hours of previous exposure to Motivational Interviewing training. Additionally, participants in MILC will meet monthly over the course of eight months and are required to have an 80% participation rate.
After participating in the Motivational Interviewing Learning Collaborative (MILC), participants will experience:
- Increased self awareness of when they are using motivational interviewing and when they are not.
- Increased comfort using motivational interviewing techniques.
- Decrease in arguing or persuading in the face of resistance.
Please click here to access the online application!
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
3701 National Drive, Suite 211
Raleigh , NC 27612
(919) – 829-8009