This course provides participants with concepts of group development as it related to group supervision and engagement for children in out-of-home care. Stages of group development will be defined based on the Tuckman model of group development including forming stages, storming stages, norming stages, and performing stages. Activities to engage children and youth at each stage of the group process will be explained and practiced. Strategies to design and implement activities to support specific developmental needs, such as acceptance, belonging, support, and self-esteem will be presented.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
(1) Integrate knowledge of group development in the support of children and youth in out-of-home care
(2) Identify opportunities to engage children and youth in out-of-home care in developmentally appropriate activity
(3) Support children and youth in out-of-home care in meeting developmental needs as it relates to both the individual and the peer group
Workshop hours will be from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm with sign in beginning at 12:45 pm.
About the Presenter
Frank Eckels, CYC-P, is the executive director of the Child and Youth Care Worker Certification Institute. He has been and child and youth care practitioner, trainer and advocate of professional practice for over 30 years. His direct care experience has ranged from adventure camps to psychiatric units in the state hospital with emotionally disturbed children to residential programs for children in out-of-home care.
Meets requirements for 3.5 hours of CEUs MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCS, RNs, CAADE and CYC-P CEUs
This workshop meets the qualifications for 3.5 hours of continuing education credit for licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs), Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEPs), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs) as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families; Provider 2522).
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15108, for 3.5 Contact hours.
Alcohol and Drug Educators: Provider approved by the California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators, Provider #; CP10 914 C 1113 for 3.5 Contact hours.
This course meets the qualification for 3.5 hours of continuing education credit for Child and youth Care Professionals (CYC-P) as required by the Child and Youth Care Certification Board. Content domain: Developmental Practice Methods
If you require assistance due to disability or other special needs, please let us know in advance so that reasonable accommodations may be made.
When & Where
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is one of the largest providers of mental health services for children and families on California’s central coast. We serve over 430 families daily, many of whom have faced abuse and neglect, severe emotional disturbances, mental health challenges, multiple out-of-home placements, and a variety of other challenges.
Our campus and community services include: Emergency Shelter, Residential Treatment, Non-Public School, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Health Services Clinic, Therapeutic Behavioral Services/Intensive Behavioral Services, Wraparound, and Emergency Crisis Response.
Visit www.casapacifica.org for more information.