Workshops: Adoption

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Children's Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

ID: 3034

This workshop will focus on a variety of related topics, including: differential diagnosis of disability and mental illness, adapting treatment supports to better serve those with developmental disabilities, and integrating behavior intervention strategies with mental health treatment.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Philip Smith, PhD
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
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Conceptualizing Crisis Intervention when working with Adoptive Families

ID: 5978

This workshop clearly presents the therapeutic nuances that must be comprehended when helping adoptive families work through crisis. Roberts' Seven-Stage Model of Crisis Intervention is used as the framework for presenting adoption specific information. Participants will come away with a strong grasp of crisis intervention, adoption and trauma. In addition, the workshop emphasizes preliminary understanding and skill building of attachment specific therapy techniques.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Pat Carter-sage, MEd, LPC
Date: Monday, April 1, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
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Family-Focused Therapy for Post-Institutionalized Children

ID: 5955

Post-Institutionalized children often demonstrate a pattern of behavioral symptoms. This workshop will provide the practitioner with the assessment tools to determine what the behavioral symptoms are and how they impact on the adoptive family. Clinical strategies for treatment will be presented in the framework of seeing the adoptive family as the primary source of care and healing.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Erica Hansen
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
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Life Cycle Experience and Issues in the Adoption of Older Children

ID: 5953

This workshop will explore issues commonly faced by children adopted in infancy. Topics include core issues of adoption at various ages and stages, differences between families formed by birth and by adoption, and dimensions of loss for an adopted child. Special emphasis will be given to managing sibling relationships within the family and using normative crisis to support families and children. The workshop will include experiential exercises and activities.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Christine Morales, LCSW
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Living as a Multicultural Family: An Adoptive Family Perspective

ID: 5979

When people choose to build a multicultural family through adoption, they incur the responsibility of redesigning their entire family's cultural identity. To succeed, parents must explore what it means to be subject to heightened social scrutiny as a "conspicuous family", develop the vocabulary to craft age-appropriate lessons about race and culture, and build the self-confidence and clarity of motives to engage others about what it means to be a true multicultural family. This workshop is designed to develop the practitioner's skill in broaching this subject with clients of all backgrounds and guiding them on their journey beyond their existing social perceptions, and often their own comfort zone. *This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Stefani Moon, MA, LPC
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Preparing Adoptive Families to Support LGBTQI Youth

ID: 5973

This workshop provides an in-depth examination of sexual orientation and gender identity diversity, with a focus on the psychological and social issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, and on preparing adoptive families to support self-identified LGBTQ youth. Topics include the coming out process and how parents and professionals can help youth who are questioning their sexualities or genders, evaluating potential adoptive parents' attitudes toward and ability to provide supportive homes for LGBTQ youth, preparing parents for the possibility that any child might question or come out. The workshop examines common stereotypes and attitudes towards LGBTQ, including the origins of these stereotypes and attitudes of others. The impact of ethnic cultural differences on the development of LBGTQ identity and family relationships is covered. Numerous resources are provided. Participants needs and interests will be assessed at the beginning of the workshop and additional topics may be included based on this assessment.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

Instructor: Paula Rodriguez Rust, PhD
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children
410 East 92nd Street, 3rd Floor , New York, NJ

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Preparing Children for Adoption

ID: 5980

In this interactive workshop, clinicians will define and develop their role as the adoption therapist in relation to working with foster and adoptive families. Clinicians will describe the impact of secrecy on a child and learn techniques for talking with children about their difficult and traumatic histories in a developmentally appropriate way. Clinicians will identify the importance of developing the child?s personal narrative or Life Story to help children make sense of their past and process the multiple losses they have experienced. Clinicians will also learn techniques to effectively prepare children and families for transitions and necessary good byes; this may include leaving a foster home or group home, a good bye/closure visit with birth family, moving to a select home. Experiential and engaging activities will be integrated into the workshop day to assist clinicians in expanding their ?tool kit? in working with families as they transition through adoption.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
1690 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ

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Strategies for Managing Behaviors in Adoptive Families

ID: 5957

The primary focus of work with traumatized children is to teach and support them to learn new ways of effectively managing their emotions and behaviors. In this interactive/skill based workshop, clinicians will explore strategies to: Increase a childs sense of safety assist adoptive parents to anticipate, prepare and trouble-shoot transitions and change to avoid or minimize acting out behaviors, support children to identify and regulate their feelings, teach adoptive parents to respond rather than react to childrens behaviors using predictable and safe responses to minimize power struggles. This workshop will build the clinicians toolkit to assist adoptive parents to tackle behaviors before they intensify while calming themselves before calming the child.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
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The Language of Adoption

ID: 5987

Learning to speak a new language is a skill that takes time and practice. When working with families formed by adoption, the words we use make a difference. Utilizing the principles of Object Relations Theory, this workshop is designed to provide effective strategies for practitioners who work with anyone touched by adoption. Participants will gain an understanding of adoption centered language and will demonstrate through small group activity and role play their enhanced ability to effectively connect with those involved in the adoption constellation. Additional topics covered will include the use of accurate terms, assisting adoptive families with navigating relationships with birth families and techniques on how to craft developmentally appropriate discussions with children about adoption and birth stories.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Stefani Moon, MA, LPC
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Robins' Nest
42 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ

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