Initial Training and Certification Process
Birth of a Family is an innovative platform designed to help clients of pregnancy resource centers build healthy family relationships. To help insure the best performance of the platform, using Birth of a Family requires initial training and annual recertification.
Initiate the initial training and certification process by contacting Family God's Way or through the Birth of a Family website. (www.birthofafamily.com)
Family God's Way begins the initial training and certification process with interviews, site surveys and demographic studies that provide a general understanding of organizations implementing Birth of a Family as well as the people those organizations may serve.
This understanding combined with their years of experience enables Family God’s Way to present host organizations with an initial draft of a Project Charter. Project Charters provide customized detail for each implementation process and include recommendations from Family God’s Way based on each host organization's unique situation. Through dialogue with leaders of host organizations, Family God's Way assists in the creation of a final refined Project Charter that is used to guide the entire platform implementation.
The next step in the process is 'on location' initial training. This initial training typically occurs at or near the location of the host organization implementing the Birth of a Family platform. Initial 'on location' training typically occurs over the course of two or three consecutive days during which new and existing leaders, staff and volunteers are trained to use Birth of a Family. During these few days of 'on location' initial training, Family God’s Way consultants may also assist in cultivating community support for host organization by meeting with local pastors, business people and other community leaders.
Birth of a Family Resources
During the training, certification and implementation processes, Family God’s Way provides all the valuable resources needed to implement and operate a Birth of a Family platform indefinitely. Resources include:
- Access to the Birth of a Family Web Application
- Digital versions of:
- Birth of a Family Platform Manual
- Birth of a Family Course Guides, Volumes 1, 2 & 3
- Digital version of the Birth of a Family Toolbox
The turnkey cost for everything needed to implement Birth of a Family anywhere in the United States is $5,200. This turnkey cost includes:
- All travel and accommodations for the initial 2-4 days with Family God's Way consultant(s)
- Grant and proposal writing assistance to support local Birth of a Family implementations*
- One year of free email and phone support
- The first year's certification fee
- One year access to the Birth of a Family Web Application
- One year free registration to all Birth of a Family training events anywhere in the US
- One year free registration to all Birth of a Family web based seminars and conferences
*Family God's Way grant and proposal writing assistance to fund local implementations of Birth of a Family have resulted in a success rate of over 80%.
The Family Tree Foundation invites grant requests from all organizations implementing Birth of a Family to apply for funding to cover all or portions of the cost.
For a limited time only, The Family Tree Foundation will guarantee pregnancy resource centers implementing Birth of a Family a minimum grant award of $1,500.
Birth of a Family certifications must be renewed annually. Recertification must occur no later than ninety days after the anniversary of the original certification date.
The cost for the first year’s certification for Birth of a Family is included in turnkey price of $5,200. The annual recertification fee for Birth of a Family for each year after the first year is $400. This fee is due on each anniversary of the original certification date.
Birth of a Family certifications that are not renewed annually within 90 days after the anniversary of their original certification date will expire. Use of Birth of a Family requires current certification.
Expired certifications can be reinstated within 180 days after the anniversary of their original certification date for an additional late fee of $50 (90 to 180 days after the anniversary of their original certification date, the regular recertification fee of is $400 plus a $50 late fee = $450.00)
Birth of a Family certifications not renewed within one year after the anniversary date of original certification will expire permanently.
Recertify for Free
Family God’s Way will waive 50% of each annual re-certification fee ($200) for certified users that provide a short annual report about their Birth of a Family platform. The annual report is available on the Birth of a Family web application.
Family God’s Way will waive the remaining 50% balance of each annual recertification fee ($200) for certified users that provide video testimonials (minimum 1 minute video run time) referencing their Birth of a Family platforms. Submit MP4 video testimonials through the Birth of a Family web application.
Using these two easy opportunities, the entire Birth of a Family recertification fee of $400 can be waived making annual recertification free.