Providers who wish to ensure that they are implementing Project ImPACT with fidelity should become certified in the program. Certification involves 6 months of consultation from a Project ImPACT Trainer Consultant while using the program with families. Providers must also demonstrate fidelity to key components of the program through the submission of video and program materials. Providers should have completed the Project ImPACT program with at least 1 family before beginning consultation, and have at least 1 current family who agrees to be video recorded for the video submissions.
We recommend organizations who plan to offer Project ImPACT on a regular basis pursue certification for a minimum of 2 providers in order to develop staff expertise and ensure program sustainability. Certified Project ImPACT coaches can informally train and support other professionals within their practice setting in Project ImPACT. Certified coaches who wish to offer introductory training workshops and/or train others to certification can complete additional training to become a Project ImPACT Trainer Consultant.
Certification in Project ImPACT involves the following steps:
Step 1: Read the manuals and complete the Beginner and Advanced Courses
Step 2: Receive 6 months of consultation from a Project ImPACT Trainer Consultant while using the program with families
Step 3: Meet fidelity of implementation through submission of video of key components of the program
Individual Consultation Option
Individual consultation involves 6, 1-hour consultation meetings offered once a month with a Project ImPACT Trainer Consultant via phone or videoconferencing. The provider must submit training materials and videos of themselves implementing key components of the Project ImPACT curriculum for review prior to each consultation meeting. The cost of individual consultation is $3000 for 6 consultation meetings and video review for fidelity. If the provider does not achieve fidelity, they may submit additional video for review and consultation at $250 per video until fidelity is achieved.
Group Consultation Option
Group consultation involves 12, 1-hour group consultation meetings offered twice a month via videoconferencing with a group of 3-5 providers from the same organization and an Project ImPACT Trainer Consultant. Group consultation meetings are conducted via videoconferencing and involve feedback on case presentations, video review, problem-solving around difficult cases, peer supervision strategies, and group discussion of implementation issues. Providers receiving group consultation must also submit 3 videos of themselves implementing key components of the Project ImPACT curriculum to be scored for fidelity of implementation. The cost of group supervision is $2000 per provider for the group consultation meetings and video review for fidelity. If the provider does not achieve fidelity, they may submit additional video for review at $250 per video until fidelity is achieved.
Organizational leaders who wish to scale up the use Project ImPACT within their organization may benefit from assistance in planning and implementing Project ImPACT from a Project ImPACT Trainer Consultant. Team meetings can be conducted prior to or following the provider certification process and could address planning for sustainability; identifying and coordinating the intervention team; identifying and onboarding families; determining program logistics; addressing family barriers to participation; and determining adaptions that can be made to meet the needs of the organization while still maintaining fidelity. The cost of implementation planning is $250 per hour.
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