CFI Increases the Impact of the Pine River Model in the Broader Community

CFI@PRI’s recent clinician training in Owen Sound garnered very positive feedback from participants. Victoria Creighton, Liz van Ryn, Amanda Lamb and Sarah Hallett presented to the group of eighteen professionals who work with local youth and families. The four-day training covered core elements of the Pine River model and provided participants with experiential learning opportunities through the ice-berg model and a family sculpt. 

Participants came from a mix of work backgrounds for both CMHA Grey/Bruce and Keystone Child, Youth and Family Services.  Keystone is the designated lead agency for Children’s Mental Health in Grey and Bruce counties, which covers a large catchment area of the Bruce Peninsula. 

Survey results provided by PRI’s research team show positive quantitative and qualitative feedback: 

 “I learned so many tangible strategies, activities, and concepts that I can use in my practice. As well, the content and the presenters were so motivating!”, and “Incredible workshop. So incredibly powerful – one of the best learning opportunities I have had.” 

“The training was well-received by participants with varied credentials and levels of experience,” said Kim McLaren, CFI’s Community Relations Manager, who arranged the opportunity.  “Some were fairly new to the field while many have been working with youth and families for decades. The feedback confirms that the training was equally valuable professional learning for all.”