Psychotropic Medications: Benefits and Limitations for Foster Youth
Tuesday, August 19, 2014; ends at 3:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
About the workshop
This seminar explores the benefits and limitations of commonly prescribed psychotropic medications used in the treatment of mental health conditions for children and youth in out of home care. Designed for child and youth care workers, group home care providers, support staff, and foster parents, this session will provide a basic understanding of current trends and classes of medications, awareness of common side effects, and basic knowledge of interactions with common street drugs. A special focus will be on the value of cultivating healthy relationships and positive developmental opportunities as a more developmentally valid way to empower children and adolescents.
Objectives of Course
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
(1) Integrate knowledge of benefits and limitations of commonly prescribed psychotropic medications used in the support of children and youth in out-of-home care
(2) Identify drawbacks and/or side effects of various classes of medications and when to consult or refer for help
(3) Recognize the value of a more limited role of medications in favor of healthy relationships and positive developmental opportunities
The hours for this workshop are 9a-3p (lunch on your own). Sign-in will begin at 8:30am.
About the Presenter
Robert Foltz, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant professor of child and adolescent clinical psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He has extensive experience working in inpatient and residential settings and consults with schools and child-serving organizations on the assessment and treatment of troubled children and youth. 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 areas of expertise include the psychological and neurological impacts of trauma and the critical evaluation of evidence-based treatments.
Group Home Administrators: Approved by the California Department of Social Services for 5 hours of continuing education units for administrator recertification (Vendor GH 2000166-730-2; Course Number: 166-0507-27359)
MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs,: This seminar 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).
Registered Nurses: 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.
Licensed Psychologist: Casa Pacifica is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologist. Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
CYC-P: This course meets the qualifications for 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.