Workshop hours will be from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Check-in will begin at 8:30am
Foster and group care providers are often required to support young people affected by mental health challenges, especially when diagnosis are sometimes required to access needed school and mental health services. The release of the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) will have a dramatic impact on young people in out-of-home care who have used mental health diagnoses in the past. This session will equip group home providers and foster parents with awareness of these changes, including the addition of new categories and the elimination of others, so that they can better support and meet the needs of children in out-of-home care. This session will include a critical examination of the scientific foundation of some of the disorders. Discussion will also include alternatives to negative diagnosis and how foster parents and group care providers can support youth in out-of-home care using a strength-based models.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Integrate knowledge of recent changes in mental health classifications into current caregiving role with children in out-of-home care
Identify some of the controversies, limitations, and benefits of mental health classifications used for children in out-of-home care
Participate in advocacy with and for children in out-of-home care affected by mental health challenges
About the presenters
Robert Foltz, Psy.D. is an assistant profession in the child and adolescent track of clinical psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He has several years of experience working with adults and adolescents in inpatient and residential settings, consulting with school districts in the assessment of troubled youth, and private practice. Dr. Foltz is on the editorial board for the journal of Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry and the editorial board for Reclaiming Children and Youth. His professional and clinical interests include child/adolescent psychopathology, psychopharmacology, the psychological and neurological impact of trauma, and critical evaluation of evidence-based treatments.
Meets requirements for 5 hours of CEUs MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCS, RNs, CAADE and Psychologist
This workshop meets the qualifications for 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 (CEP 15108) for 5 contact hours.
CAADE: Provider approved by the California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators, Provider #; CP10 914 C 1113 for 5 contact hours.
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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.