This 2-part workshop will look at some of the complex ethical challenges that adoption and permanency professionals need to understand to preserve the rights and dignity of all constellation members throughout the adoption process. Because practices are often be based on outdated norms, laws, and regulations, there is a need for a deep dive into the interventions, guidelines, and supports that are considered best practice for a positive permanence journey.
This interactive workshop will provide participants the opportunity to learn ways to help support children and caregivers through the visit process with families and caseworkers. It will address barriers to meaningful visits, how to overcome those barriers, and how to manage the behaviors that may increase around visits. The workshop will also assist caseworkers in learning ways to make their monthly visits more meaningful.
Upon completion of the workshop participants will be able to do the following:
1. Identify ways to support children before and after visits
2. Identify ways to support foster parents in managing behaviors that may arise around visits
3. Assess and reduce barriers to make visits more meaningful
This workshop identifies practical, hands-on approaches to exploring with young people their painful life experiences. The 7 Skills of the 3-5-7 Model® will demonstrate engagements using presence, listening, affirming and briefly responding with teens who are not self-reflective and are not interested in therapy.
Often times, families and various professionals are overwhelmed when trying to navigate psychological evaluations and psychotropic medications. Given that evaluations and medications are prevalent within foster youth, APMRT seeks to help families and professionals alike understand and better advocate for their children in these realms.
This presentation will review common psychotropic medication classes including indications, side effects, and important information. We will also discuss potential benefits and limitations of GeneSight Testing.
The goal of this workshop is to increase familiarity, utility, and the interpretation of psychological evaluations completed by licensed clinical psychologists and providers from related fields. The workshop will include a review of the key components of psychological evaluations, including comprehensive background and family history, empirically based cognitive, academic, behavioral, and socio-emotional assessment, review, interpretation, and consideration of the validity of test results, and key implications regarding diagnostic impressions and recommendations. Common diagnoses reviewed will include Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), specific learning disorders (SLDs), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), disruptive behavior disorders, intellectual disorders, stressor-related disorders, and mood disorders. Additionally,best practices regarding recommended interventions and supports will be reviewed. The primary goal of this workshop is to support foundational understanding of psychological testing and the interpretation of test selection, validity of obtained results, and best practices regarding recommendations and next steps.
Join us for this workshop to learn more about wholistic wellness and how it informs resiliency and recovery in trauma, loss, and everyday life. You will learn how to use the Wholistic Wellness for Resiliency Toolkit and Being Scan. These are practical tools that you can use for yourself or with your clients to help achieve and maintain wholistic wellness in order to increase resilience and speed recovery and healing from trauma and loss. You will be invited to participate in group brainstorming activities, as well as a guided meditation, and given the tools to continue using this in your own personal or professional practice.