Training, Curriculum Development and Consulting
From before birth into toddlerhood babies’ brains are changing and developing at an amazing rate. How they change will impact the rest of that individual’s life. Babies learn by experience and most importantly in relationship to others. Understanding what is going on inside a baby’s brain, and how our everyday interactions make a difference is important for all caregivers.
Ethical Consideration in Working with Youth
Ethics training for Social Workers working with youth. Ethical concerns shift and change as clients go from being children, youth in transition, legal adults who are dependent on others, to independent adults. This workshop will focus on ethical decision making and resources to support the social worker in that process.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Teens
Parenting a teen who is diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a challenge. It is also an opportunity to help a teen heal and move toward Post Traumatic Growth. We will review the diagnosis of PTSD & Complex PTSD and consider how the usual symptoms impact day to day life. We will consider ways parents can address these as well as take care of themselves.
Preparing for Crisis Conversations
Are you ready for one of THOSE conversations? Suicidal ideation, cutting, self-harm in so many forms. No matter how long you have worked with others, these conversations can take the wind out of your sails. Plan in advance so you have the internal and external resources to be a support to others without being swamped yourself.
Resilience: Learn Model Teach
Resilient behavior is a common occurrence, and an area needing continual growth. Being resilient allows us to make a difference without being consumed by negativity. Modeling resilience is a powerful message to our colleagues, families and children. Teaching resilience spreads health and well-being throughout our circles of influence. How can we use our brains and bodies to learn, model and teach?
Self Harm In Children and Teens
Understanding self-harm to include NSSI (Non-Suicidal Self Injury), eating disorders (anorexia and bulimia), and suicidal ideation allows us to intervene more effectively. We will review the characteristics, and behavioral indicators of these behaviors along with their accompanying predictors and diagnosis. Current research on best practice for treating these behaviors will be reviewed.