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Coach Training

Our Young Adult Road Map Coach training is designed to help social workers, counselors, case managers, peer support providers, and school behavioral health staff use interactive materials with transition-age-youth in one-on-one sessions or in support groups.

We know that providers who interact with young adults perform many roles in their jobs. Our trainings are customized to meet the needs of those being trained so that they may use the Young Adult Road Map curriculum to better the lives of the community they serve. We fulfill this promise by including program planning into our trainings and providing ongoing technical assistance.

As a Certified Young Adult Road Map Coach, you help people in their teens and twenties learn simple, practical strategies for navigating wellness, health, independent living, and wellness systems. This flexible, interactive curriculum is designed with adaptable components that can be:

  •      Taught in six one-hour unites.
  •      Included with existing support group programming.
  •      Used as an informal “deep dive” resource to enhance counseling sessions, case management, home visits,       the Transition phase of Wraparound services, and more!


Coach Training is a nine-hour, one-day course that covers all requirements, including the six-unit Guiding Star curriculum, Young Adult Road Map Guide and Activities booklet, classroom aids, modeling of instructional modes, program planning for curriculum implementation, and more. The first-year membership fee ($125) in the Family Road Map National Learning Collaborative is included in the training course. This entitles you to ongoing technical assistance from our National Master Trainers, continuing education webinars, no-cost curriculum updates, and discounts on purchase of materials for families.

To contact us about bringing our 1 Day Coach Certification training to your agency, contact us here.

FAQs about Coach Training

Q. How do I use Young Adult Road Map as a Certified Coach?
A. Young Adult Road Map is a flexible curriculum that empowers young adults with simple, practical strategies for navigating medical, behavioral health, developmental, insurance, education systems, and transition services. As a Certified Coach, you can teach Young Adult Road Map as a six-unit short course, include it in existing support group programming, or use it as an informal “deep dive” resource to enhance case management, home visits, peer support, or the Transition phase of Wraparound, when young adults need must gain the skills to navigate systems independently.

Q. How do I become a Certified Coach?
A. There are 3 ways to become a certified Young Adult Road Map Coach. Trainees can attend one of the following:

  1. Agency Sponsored Training: One agency (or a group of agencies) pays for Family Road Map Institute to come to your site (with 2 National Master Trainers) and provides training to a group of 12-25 participants.
  2. Agency Hosted Training: One agency (or a group of agencies) provides a training space and other amenities (such as food, snacks, etc.). The agency (or agencies) also pay for at least 8 participants certification training. Minimum agency host cost is $5,000. Family Road Map Institute registers participants from around the area to fill the remaining seats for the training (up to 30).
  3. Individual Trainee: Individual participants (or their agencies) pay for one seat at an agency hosted training. 

Q: What happens at a Young Adult Road Map Coach Training?

A. Coach Training is fast-paced, interactive, and energetic.  Plan to move around the room, play games, and work with a team. During training, we teach the contents of the six-unit curriculum, model use of the materials, and walk you through all requirements for certification and cover ongoing expectations. Trainees have the opportunity to role-play how they might use the content in a small support group setting, one-on-one instruction, or another format that would be used in their work role. At the end of the day, trainees form program-planning groups to discuss practical and cultural considerations in using the material with clients. All of those who have completed requirements receive their Coach Certificates.

Q. How do I obtain Young Adult Road Map materials to use with families?
A.  After you receive your certification, you will have access to a National Master Trainer for technical assistance in adapting materials to your agency’s unique environment. You will need to purchase a Young Adult Road Map Guide/Activities Booklet set for each family member who receives this training in any form (short course, support group, or coaching.) These are the only materials you will need for your families. Each set costs $26, but the unit cost decreases sharply for higher volume orders.  The Young Adult Road Map Guides/Activities Booklets are published by Melton Hill Media LLC, and can be ordered through Family Road Map Institute for best prices. Orders should be placed at least 30 days in advance before needing the materials, as that ensures the materials arrive on time and expedited shipping costs will not need to be added.

Q. How much does Coach Training cost?
A.  The cost of a one-day, agency sponsored Coach training is $6,500 plus applicable travel expenses for two National Master Trainers. This cost includes:
• Two National Master Trainers
• Nine hours of instruction for up to 25 Coach trainees
• First-year annual membership fee in the Family Road Map Learning Collaborative ($125 per person if obtained separately)
• Young Adult Road Map Guide and Activities Booklet Set
• Assessment and Role-playing activities
• Certificate
• Ongoing technical assistance from a designated National Master Trainer as needed.

Q: Only one person needs training, and there are no trainings scheduled for my area listed on the “upcoming events” page at this time. Can they still be trained?
A: E-learning is coming soon. Contact us about enrolling in our e-learning course(s).

Q. Once I become a certified Coach, can I advance to other levels?
A.  Yes!  After practicing as a Coach for one year, you can apply to become a Trainer and go on to become a Master Trainer who trains other Facilitators in his or her own community.  Members of the National Learning Collaborative are invited to participate in helping to create and review new publications and curricula. They become contributing editors and co-authors, using their lived experience and professional expertise to improve the quality of the content we bring to families.