Maurice S. Fisher Sr., PhD, LCSW | NASW Press
The ongoing pandemic combined with increased fears of aggression have heightened awareness of the needs of young people seeking mental health treatment, according to news reports.
The author shares his experience of helping adolescent clients take charge of their life after negative consequences of substance use or abuse, and empowering young men and women to make better choices and minimize risky behaviors using harm reductive methods.
Continuing education webinar | Available on demand
Credits: 2 Clinical
This workshop will discuss the connection between high conflict divorce and trauma in children. The workshop will review factors that contribute to high conflict (including substance use, domestic violence, personality disorders and mental health,) discuss assessment children’s needs during and after divorce and understand the applications of polyvagal theory when working with these children.
Credits: 2.5 Social & Cultural Competence
This training will help social workers learn how to adapt your practice to support LGBTQ+ young people and their families.
First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada
The Touchstones of Hope is a movement to redesign services for Indigenous children and families to embed Indigenous ways of caring for children and families into child welfare systems, policies, and practices.
This bi-monthly series invites Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples from the United States and Canada to actively engage in conversations about the five principles that are the foundation of the Touchstones of Hope: self-determination, holistic approach, culture and language, structural interventions, and non-discrimination.
This webinar reviews the thinking behind the child protection approach to child welfare in the United States and its impact on social work practice in child welfare. It examines the effectiveness of this approach in keeping children safe. It provides a different, rights-based, approach that shows promise of working better for all children. Finally, implications for social work practice and suggestions for implementing this different approach in social work in child welfare will be provided.
This webinar focuses on how understanding the continued development of the brain during adolescence can be applied to child welfare practice with older youth.
Drawing from research and the NASW curriculum, "Integrating Adolescent Brain Development into Child Welfare Practice with Older Youth," developed with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, participants will learn how brain development influences thinking and behavior; understand the link between early life trauma and the opportunity that adolescent brain development provides for healing; recognize how positive youth development principles can enhance outcomes for older youth; and recognize the value of using a strengths-based approach in authentically partnering with adolescents. Considerations will include socio-cultural assumptions, and how practitioners’ implicit biases impact working with young people.
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