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The Family Check-Up: A Model for Prevention and Intervention with Families


This training was presented on
April 14, 2023




This training will provide an overview of the Family Check-Up® model. The Family Check-Up is an evidence-based approach to addressing the mental health and behavior of children aged 2-17. It is a trauma-informed approach to mindful parenting that is simple and flexible. It can be delivered in person or virtually.


Participants will:

  • Understand the content and process involved in implementing the Family Check-Up model
  • Consider what implementing the FCU model might look like with families in their communities


Who should attend: County Prevention Teams and cross-sector partners, including staff of child welfare agencies, behavioral health agencies, probation, Child Abuse Prevention Councils, community-based service providers, family resource centers, Offices of Education, tribal partners, and parents/youth leaders with lived experience.



  • This is a webinar-style training. This means that you will not be on camera and will not be able to see other learners. This training will not include breakout rooms. Opportunities to interact with the presenter(s) and other participants will be included.
  • This training will be recorded. The recording will be available to registered learners within 2 days of the training.
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*Training certificates are only available following live trainings or completion of self-paced courses. A certificate will not be provided for review of these materials.



Lisa Reiter is the Clinical Director for Northwest Prevention Science, the purveyor organization for the Family Check-Up model. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and more than 25 years of experience working in the evidence-based practice field. Dr. Reiter worked at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina where she was involved in research projects that led to the development of the Coping Power model; she also conducted family therapy, supervised trainees, and supervised an MST (Multisystemic Therapy) team. She then moved to MST Services where she served in multiple roles, first as a trainer and then as Clinical Director for 15 years.


Lisa Reiter, Ph.D.

Clinical Director,
Northwest Prevention Science