The Family Collective Training Program is a series of trainings that is designed to build the capacity of all partners in our network to provide high quality services to families in our community. With a focus on best practices, these trainings will provide direct-service staff,  supervisors, and leaders with content specific professional development that builds foundational knowledge and understanding of our approach to family engagement.  All staff in our network will have opportunities to learn the concepts and skills needed to thrive in their roles. 

Program Paths

Choose from 3 different paths to enhance your learning experience

  • Training Bundle

    The training program will consist of 10 total trainings: 8 core courses and 2 training electives.

  • Elective Option

    The trainings within the Electives section consist of additional professional development opportunities beyond those covered within the 8 core courses of the TFC Training Bundle.

  • Lunch and Learn

    Our Lunch & Learn series are 60–90-minute presentations that expand upon themes from the TFC Training Program’s Training Bundle and Elective options.

Program Details

The training program will consist of 10 total trainings: 8 core courses and 2 training electives. Individuals will have the ability to select the 2 elective courses based on their interests and needs. 

The TFC Training Program will be available for FREE to all TFC funded staff.  Depending on the topic and facilitator, some trainings will be open to the greater community for free.


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In Partnership with

United Way of Greater Nashville

We Unite the Community and Mobilize Resources so that Every Child, Individual and Family Thrives

We envision a community where every person—no matter their background, their circumstances or their zip code—has an equal chance at a bright future.

TN Department of Human Services

Building Strong Families by connecting Tennesseeans to Employment, Education and Support Services

The Department is responsible for administering numerous services throughout Tennessee, including Families First, the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, Food Stamps (now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP), Child Support, Child Care Licensing, Child Care Assistance, Adult Protective Services, and Rehabilitation Services. With 133 office locations, DHS is one of the few state agencies with offices in all 95 counties.

Siemer Institute

Stable Homes, Thriving Families,
Successful Students

More than 1.5 million school-age children face homelessness every year. When children are homeless, the stress, trauma, and academic disruptions they experience lead to problems in school. We work to prevent family homelessness and school instability by providing grant funding, conducting best practices research, and offering training to our partners in more than 50 communities across the country.