This workshop is based on the bestselling book The Power of Your Child's Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success and introduces foster parents and other out-of-home caregivers to the healing power of children’s imagination. Nine innovative imagination tools – enhanced by music, relaxation skills, drawing, and journal writing – will be demonstrated through case analysis, revealing how physical, behavioral, and emotional concerns can be effectively addressed. Participants will learn practical applications for helping children and adolescents in out-of-home care such as relieving stress, overcoming anxiety and fears, coping with loss and death, reducing sleep disorders, increasing concentration, and decreasing anger/acting-out behaviors. A focus will be on specific strategies to support children in out-of-home care in developing self-worth, maintaining safety, and making healthy life decisions.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
(1) Integrate strategies to address behavioral/emotional challenges for children in out-of-home care
(2) Implement activities to reduce stress, anxiety, and acting out in the foster or group home setting
(3) Promote the creative expression and healthy life decision for children in out-of-home care
Workshop hours will be from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (lunch on your own). Check-in will begin at 9:30am
About the presenter
Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. is a child educational psychologist, an Associate Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychology at UCLA, and author of the LA Times bestselling book The Power of Your Child's Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success. In addition to her private practice, she consults internationally on the strategies to reduce stress and anxiety for children.
Meets requirements for 4 hours of MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCS, CYC-P and PSYs CEUs. (Group Home Administrator CEUs are pending approval)
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: Applied Human Development
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.
This workshop is pending 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)
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.