TVC Upcoming Trainings

Tennessee Voices for Children is excited to announce the following upcoming trainings to be offered throughout the State of Tennessee:

Strengthening Families Program

A 14 session, science-based parenting skills, children’s life skills, and family life skills training program designed for families with children 6-16 years of age.

Cost: Free

Dates and Locations:



Parent 2 Parent Advocacy Training is an 18 hour course that provides the following:

•          Understanding System of Care philosophy and TVC services

•          Having a better understanding of Mental Health Disorders that affect children and adolescents

•          Knowing how to access both private and public mental health systems

•          Being able to help another parent via phone  to strategize meeting his/her child’s needs and access services

•          Meeting with parents to review IEPs and plan strategy for meetings

•          Attending IEP meetings as an observer

•          Encouraging the beginnings of and/or holding a support group in your area

Cost: Free

Dates and Locations:

Middle TN — March 19-20, 2015 @ 701 Bradford Avenue, Nashville, 37204

West TN — March 26-27, 2015 @ TBD

East TN — February 18-20, 2015, 5-9 PM EST @ 1716 Merchants Drive, Knoxville, 37912


Family Support Specialist (FSS) Professional Competencies Course

A three day course required for certification at the State level. Provided in partnership with NAMI TN.

Cost:  $500 per person

Dates and Locations:

Middle TN — June 17-19, 2015, 9-5 PM CST @ NAMI office – 1101 Kermit Drive, Nashville, 37217

East TN — February 25-27, 2015 @ Ktown office – 200 West Fifth Avenue, Suites 201/202, Knoxville, 37917

West TN — March 11-13, 2015 @ TBD


*Please Note: If there are 8-12 persons desiring a Parent-2-Parent and FSS Professional Competencies Course, our agency is available to fulfill these via special request throughout the year.*


For more information regarding the trainings listed, please contact Annette Dupree-Sanders at or (615) 269-7751 ext.116.

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