Overview of the Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN) Approach
The FAN Approach is a conceptual model and practical tool for family engagement and reflective practice. The FAN focuses on clients’ concerns and helps practitioners tailor responses to match what they seem to need most in the moment. The FAN also helps practitioners recognize how their own internal sense of regulation/dysregulation impacts their ability to be fully present with a family or client. The FAN offers strategies to help practitioners feel balanced in activating/high risk situations and to collaborate with their clients. FAN also provides a model for reflective supervision. The FAN promotes reflective capacity, collaborative relationships and reduces burnout while promoting role satisfaction.
1. Participants will be able to describe the role of attunement within direct services and reflective supervision.
2. Participants will be able to identify matches and mismatches using the FAN Core Processes and identify when to shift processes according to changes in client/staff engagement cues.
3. Participants will be able to identify signs of their reactivity in engagements with clients/staff and identify at least one Mindful Self-Regulation strategy to use in their work.
4. Participants will be able to identify and explore client concerns in a collaborative manner, encouraging clients to help set the agenda and think together on workable solutions.
5. Participants will identify new strategies for giving clients/staff information and resources in a digestible, meaningful way.
6. Participants will be able to describe the ARC of Engagement and implement the structure in their sessions.
Date and Time:
December 1, 2022