Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST
Extended Access Available February 23 – March 23, 2024
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Is your child’s behavior often confusing or concerning? Would you like to feel more confident that you can keep your child’s emotions and behaviors regulated? The “story of why” we tell ourselves about our kids’ behavior can really inform how we react, and whether or not situations escalate or mellow out. We are all sensory beings whose bodies are tasked daily with making sense of all the sights, smells, sounds, tastes, and touches in the world around us. Understanding the sensory system and its impact on behavior changed my own family’s life and has helped countless families in my office find greater calm and connection.
Participants will leave with knowledge of what the sensory system is and how this knowledge can prevent dysregulation. Sensory system know-how can also be a key factor in helping kids cool down and regroup if escalation has occurred. Ultimately, we will discuss concrete sensory-informed strategies to use at home, that help kids and families stay calm and connected.
Presented by Dr. Laura Anderson, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist at Common Cord.
There is a $15 charge per registrant after the first 600 registrants have used the discount code.
How to Address “Common” Issues Facing LGBTQ+ Families and Keeping Up Contemporary LGBTQ+ Language
Thursday, March 21, 2024
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST
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As many parents know, keeping up with the current language and trends in youth orientated culture can be a challenge. Keeping up with the ever changing issues and language with respect to LGBTQ+ youth can even create even greater questions for parents to consider.
This workshop will focus on practice wisdom to competently care for LGBTQ+ youth as parents in their home. The workshop will provide a safe space to discuss and to learn about caring for LGBTQ youth in family systems. The workshop will also discuss the ever changing lexicon of LGBTQ+ language and help parents to facilitate an understanding of those concepts with are critical in grasping the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ youth.
Presented by Gary Mallon, DSW, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City.
At our F.O.C.U.S. 360° Institute, you’ll gain direct insights from certified and licensed experts in various fields. Upon completion of each training session, certificates of attendance will be issued. We warmly invite all caregivers, licensed professionals, providers, partners, and transition age youth to participate in this valuable learning opportunity. Let’s embark on this educational journey together – we can’t wait to Edu-Train You!
The month of January is awareness for Human Trafficking, Mental Health, Jump into Wellness and Mentoring.
Mental Health: Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. It is a major contributor to fatal and nonfatal overdoses in the U.S.
There are two types of fentanyl: pharmaceutical fentanyl and illegally made fentanyl. Both are considered synthetic opioids. Pharmaceutical fentanyl is prescribed by doctors to treat severe pain, especially after surgery and for advanced-stage cancer.
However, most recent cases of fentanyl-related overdose are linked to illegally made fentanyl, which is distributed through illegal drug markets for its heroin-like effect. It is often added to other drugs because of its extreme potency, which makes drugs cheaper, more powerful, more addictive, and more dangerous.
The SAMHSA FentAlert Challenge calls on youth aged 14-18 to contribute community-based strategies addressing fentanyl dangers. Participants are urged to submit innovative ideas using various platforms like social media, vlogs, and podcasts. The challenge offers cash prizes and participants can inquire to email@example.com or apply here. Submissions will be accepted until February 26, 2024.
What is CSEC? Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Date/time: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 | 11:00 AM EST
Amerigroup Community Care is working with Justice U and Street Grace to invite you to attend a training aimed at offering essential and critical knowledge on commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). This training will look at how CSEC affects the unique role you have in interacting with and caring for youth and children. Interested in how you and your network can participate in this opportunity? Visit CSEC Series Georgia – Learn With Justice U for more information. Enter code Amerigroup to register at no cost.
Expressive Therapies: Building a Bridge to Wellness
Date/time: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 | 1:00 PM EST
This training will provide information on alternative forms of therapy to assist our youth. Expressive arts therapy is an integrative, multimodal approach that utilizes a variety of methods including writing, music, visual arts, drama, and dance to help people achieve personal growth. In this type of treatment, people work with a trained therapist who helps them explore and understand their reactions to their experience with different forms of expressive art. Click here to register
Q1 Virtual Community Forum – Empower and Protect: A Comprehensive Training on Combatting Human Trafficking
Date/time: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 | 10:00 AM EST
Presenter: Christian Murphy, Deputy Director/Wellspring Living
This dynamic and interactive virtual training program is designed to provide comprehensive education on the critical issue of human trafficking. Aimed at professionals across various sectors, including law enforcement, healthcare, social work, education, and legal services, the training seeks to enhance understanding, identification, and response to human trafficking situations.
Key Components include:
Understanding Human Trafficking
Identification and Indicators
Legal Framework and Policies
Response and Intervention Strategies
Victim Support and Resources
Interactive Scenarios and Role-Playing
This training is designed to be highly participatory, encouraging active engagement through discussions, case studies, and interactive exercises. It is ideal for caregivers; community partners, providers and professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of human trafficking and enhance their skills in addressing this global issue effectively. Click here to register