The two-day SAS Facilitator Training Course provides professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively deliver the revolutionary SAS Small Group program.

Close of registration for the Hobart course is July 5th.

To be an approved SAS Provider of the SAS Small Group program in the community, professionals are required to complete the SAS Facilitator Training Course.

The evidence-base, session planning and engaging materials are all provided – saving professionals valuable session-preparation time, optimising children’s skill generalisation to home and school and reducing child, parent and teacher resistance.

There are two ways to access the SAS Facilitator Training Course:
1. Apply for one of our scheduled courses across Australia or online.
2. Host an SAS Facilitator Training event for your team or professional network at a location near you.

During the training, professionals gain the knowledge and skills to:
*Assess the social functioning of children with social and emotional challenges
*Deliver a comprehensive social skills program to children and their parents
*Promote the generalisation and maintenance of children’s emotional regulation and friendship skills at home and at school
*Manage common process issues that arise when facilitating group programs for children with social and emotional challenges and their parents
*Evaluate the effectiveness of a social skills program for children
Identify indicators that a child and/or family require additional support

Eligibility requirements ensure that professionals benefit from the SAS Facilitator Training Course and have the capacity to successfully delivery the Small Group program.

To apply for training, professionals need:
1. A minimum of a Higher Level Education in a helping or teaching profession (including, but not limited to, psychology, social work, psychiatry, counselling, occupational therapy, speech pathology, education, teacher’s aide certificate), and
2. A minimum of six months professional experience working with children with ASD and/or other social and emotional challenges.