There is a movement beginning in Florida to work with youth who are involved in the Juvenile Justice System as well as the Department of Children and Families. Within this population, there appears to be a common diagnosis of Disruptive Behavior Disorders. This workshop will address how to engage the youth who have been diagnosed with Disruptive Behavior Disorders and how to engage parents who have given up on the idea that anything can change. The families of these youth are often as defiant toward treatment methods as the youth are toward rules and regulations. The key to helping with these families is engaging them and building rapport as a bridge to them receiving a level of services they have not yet experienced.
Our presenters are not only clinicians, they are foster and adoptive parents that have personal experience with trauma histories.This presentation defines trauma, discusses brain-functioning, and provides some common triggers and responses we see in children. They offer useful information on how to help children who have experienced trauma.
Presenters Kim White and Victoria Camper have lived experience as a foster parent and birth parent. After their presentation you will be able to identify ways to take a "child-centered" approach to coparenting with families of origin. Understand how coparenting improves outcomes measures in terms of success of reunification, minimization of re-traumatization to the child and improved stability of reunification. And, learn specific ways that you can engage families of origin in the coparenting process.
Trey Willoughby, Community Advocate, shares his personal experiences of being on the autism spectrum. He offers advice to others that are on the spectrum and also professionals in how to recognize someone who is autistic and how to handle situations that could be difficult for them.
Our presenter, Anjali Van Drie, explains the ABCs of Behavior. Understanding what causes children to have certain behaviors helps caregivers to better manage them.
Is your a child picky eater? It could be sensory issues! Our presenter, Stephanie Boyer, describes how different sensory issues can present and some techniques to help caregivers facing this challenge.