This course explores issues in child and adolescent development as related to youth placed in out of home care settings and how those youth can be best supported and nurtured by caregivers in a strength-based approach. Strategies to support and respond to issues unique and critical to child and adolescent growth and development will be discussed. A focus will be on family strengthening interventions to support transitioning children and adolescents as well as families involved in wraparound type services to support transitional events for children and adolescents in out-of-home care. Other topic areas include: cultural influences, emerging independence, and social affiliations.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
(1) Integrate knowledge of evolving trends in child and adolescent development
(2) Implement strategies to address vulnerabilities and risk factors related to out-of-home care environments
(3) Support children and adolescents in the development of social networks, cultural identify, and other protective factors
Workshop hours will be from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm with sign in beginning at 8:00 am.
About the Presenter
Andrew Schneider-Muñoz, Ed.D., CYC-P is an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh and the current president of the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice. In addition to over 30 years of direct care work, he previously served as director of the Academy for Educational Development Center for Youth Development where he lead the research and development of strength-based initiatives in more than a dozen countries focused on child and youth care, family engagement, education, and leadership.
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.