Investing in Families Academy

Investing in Futures Academy enhances community capacity and effectiveness by developing the expertise of helping professionals in an evidence-based, comprehensive systems approach to addressing complex needs of vulnerable families and individuals.

Guiding Principles


Systems Education
These topic specific modules provide detailed information needed to better understand and use specific community systems. Though primarily web-based and self guided, in-person training will be available.

Knowledge and Skill Building
Knowledge and skill training focused on evidenced-based practices, best practices, and industry identified effective practices for the target population of vulnerable families and individuals. Core areas include: motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma informed care, and recovery from addiction. Instruction will be provided in-person by professional trainers.

Practice Communities
Service providers will engage in monthly Practice Communities to practice and enhance their skills in core areas of training. Expert facilitators will mentor and coach the group. Practice Communities groups are comprised of individuals from various disciplines.

Systems Education Modules

Community Education List and Yellow Pages

The Community Education List is an inventory of real-time classes, support groups, and other related opportunities in Snohomish County for which case managers and helping professionals can refer clients and customers. The Community Education List is not intended to be a comprehensive menu of services, only classes and other educational opportunities. The Community Yellow Pages is also not intended to be a complete listing of services, but rather an easy way to access select community information partners have been requesting to see in one location. Both of these documents were created per the request of partners. If you would like to suggest additions or changes, please emailĀ


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