Stress and anxiety due to loss and transition create unique obstacles to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The workshop will present strategies to assist children and adolescents in out-of-home care in reducing barriers and increasing motivation for physical activity. Topics will include: individual perceptions of physical activity, benefits and barriers, engagement strategies, dealing with resistance, adolescent ownership, and family/community involvement. Participants will learn how to make a wide range of physical activities engaging and fun. Participants will leave with practical ways to motivate and encourage healthy behaviors and lifestyle.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
(1) Understand the importance of healthy movement and physical activity in out-of-home care
(2) Integrate strategies to promote healthy behaviors for children and adolescents
(3) Provide age appropriate guidance on physical activity to children in out-of-home care
Workshop hours will be from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Check-in will begin at 8:30am
About the presenter
Jere Gallagher, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean of the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh and an associate professor in the Health and Physical Activity Department. She was the director of Kinder Kinetics Program - a program for children with and without disabilities. She earned her PhD from in Motor Development and Learning and is currently under negotiation on development of a textbook for pre-K to 6th grade teachers on motor development with an emphasis on physical activity.
Andrew Ganucheau, CYC-P is a doctoral student in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. His background includes a master in school counseling and has been involved in bullying prevention for Peoria Schools for three years. He was recently certified as a professional child and youth care worker.
Meets requirements for 4 hours of MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCS, CYC-P, RNs, & GHA CEUs.
This workshop meets the qualifications for 4 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).
This workshop meets the qualification for 4 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 Practices
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15108, for 4 Contact hours.
This workshop is approval by the California Department of Social Services for 4 hours of continuing education credit for Group Home Administrator recertification (Vendor GH: 2000166-730-2, Approval Number: 166-0406-25601)
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.