Training Foundation

Classroom training builds a strong foundation of the 3-5-7 Model® to promote practice level and systems level change. Three phases of training and education are provided to support 3-5-7 Model® integration. These phases include Orientation/Overview, Applications, and Implementation and below is an outline of an ideal training foundation. Adaptations to this program are provided to meet the needs of the organization.

On-site training during the first year of the 3-5-7 Model® Program begins with two consecutive days and typically includes the following:

  • Description of the framework of the 3-5-7 Model®

  • Theoretical Foundations of the 3-5-7 Model®

  • Tools: Life Maps, Life-Loss Lines, etc.

  • The Language of Processing Difficult Information

  • Transferring Cases

  • Intro to 3-5-7 Model® Workbook*

  • Lifebooks


Participants receive the 3-5-7 Model® Workbook which includes over 40 activities, techniques for engaging children and youth, and tips for overcoming barriers to working with youth

A third on-site training day is scheduled 4 – 8 weeks from the initial training. This includes an introduction to the Readiness Continuum and the Skills Development Guide, tools to help staff integrate the 3-5-7 Model® over time consistently and with fidelity.

3-5-7 Model® Tools

  • Readiness Continuum

  • Skills Development Guide

A fourth on-site training day occurs six months from initial training. This day is customized for each organization in relation to progress in applications in practicing the 3-5-7 Model®. This will include case consultations and further implementation needs.

Content is delivered by the following methods:

  • Lecture

  • Video

  • Small Group Discussion

  • Large Group Discussion

This training is essential for all managers, supervisors and caseworkers who will be involved in aspects of direct service delivery.

Capacity for training is limited to ensure optimal learning.

Coaching begins 4 weeks after the initial training.

Timing of the on-site training is strategically scheduled to allow participants to receive and retain more information and to allow for practice of the use of the model.