Understanding Common Medications: What out-of-home care providers need to know about psychiatric medications
Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Camarillo, United States
Workshop hours will be from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Check-in will begin at 8:30am
Medications are increasingly prescribed to children in out-of-home care who are affected by emotional and behavioral challenges. This session will provide group home providers and foster parents with an overview of how commonly prescribed psychiatric medications work and what the positive and negative effects may be in using them. Participants will learn how the use of medications is complicated by limited research and unexpected side-effects that may occur. This session equips group home providers and foster parents awareness of these effects so that they can advocate and support the needs of children placed in out-of-home care.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Integrate knowledge of commonly prescribed psychotropic medications used with children and youth in out-of-home care settings
Identify drawbacks and/or side effects of various classes of medications used with children and youth in out-of-home care and when to consult or refer for help
Recognize the value of a more limited role of medications in favor of healthy relationships for positive outcomes with children in out-of-home care
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.