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We learn how to regulate our feelings and emotions as very young infants. Through our interactions, we learn how to filter information and how to respond to information. When children do not receive the nurture and care they need to develop optimally, their ability to self-regulate is disrupted. This can manifest in many ways, including tantrums, elopement, disrobing, melt downs and many other behaviors of concern. This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of how children learn to regulate their behaviors in infancy and how this develops as they grow. Additionally, the presentation will include strategies caregivers can use when children do not develop self-regulation strategies to help them learn this skill, regardless of their age.
Jill Hill presents on Autism Spectrum Disorder as it pertains to Child Welfare Professionals (CWP). This training is designed to teach CWP how to approach individuals who may be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as discuss ways to ensure effective communication while interviewing and how to recognize patterns and behaviors exhibited by those with this diagnosis. Jill has experience in working with “Wrap Around Services” and although her training is usually geared towards first responders, she is excited to share how this information can positively impact Child Welfare.
This training goes over communication as it relates to the parent-to-youth dynamic and how the youth culture uses communication. In this training you will learn (1) Different forms of communication & how youth use them, (2) Learn about managing emotions and how they play a role, (3) Learn about trauma and how it affects the brain for youth, and (4) Strategies for conflict management. This training is presented from a former foster youth who pulled in lived experience and training materials/data in order to create this presentation.
Human trafficking does not happen in a vacuum – it is a reality keenly felt by those who are most vulnerable on account of inequality, age, discrimination, violence, and economic insecurity, and who often lack access to healthcare, education, good jobs, and other social supports. Children are particularly vulnerable and at-risk. Connecting the dots between societal inequality and human trafficking victimization is easy: creating change in a world rife with inequity is not. This program will explore ways all of us can make a difference to support the vulnerable and help build a better and more just world for those at-risk for being trafficked. We will also highlight actions we can all take and to help prevent trafficking and support child and adult survivors to heal and thrive during this time of COVID-19 and beyond.
This virtual training provides a critical assessment of how race, racism and historical trauma have impacted Black Americans and Black families within various systems in the United States. Through this training, we focus on developing a better understanding of these intersections with a goal of enhancing our cultural awareness, reducing disparities and enhancing your work in the child welfare setting.