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Upcoming Events

Feb
29
Thu
A Responsive Framework of Care for Children and Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Health Challenges: Session V – Synergy/ Fundamental Aspects of Infrastructure and Attitude Needed in Managing
Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A Responsive Framework of Care for Children and Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Health Challenges: Session V - Synergy/ Fundamental Aspects of Infrastructure and Attitude Needed in Managing

This five-part training series is focused on serving children and youth with emotional and behavioral health challenges. Participants will delve into the key aspects of a responsive framework to effectively care for this population of children and youth. The series will cover:

  • the initial steps to fully understand the population of children and youth and their needs which will include cluster analysis and clinical constellations;
  • examining this information in partnership with youth, parents, and other key stakeholders to develop interventions/programs based on the findings;
  • funding and infrastructure;
  • and examining out-of-home treatment and developing what is needed.

 

The sessions include:

  • Session I– Assessment Tools & Analysis/ Statistical Reviews
  • Session II– Developing Appropriate Interventions – Clinical and Social
  • Session III – Program and Funding for Success
  • Session IV– Infrastructure and Initial Processes
  • Session V – Synergy/ Fundamental Aspects of Infrastructure and Attitude Needed in Managing

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Understanding Suicide
Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Understanding Suicide
There is a common myth that discussing suicide or asking about suicidal thoughts could potentially encourage suicide attempts. The truth is that open and honest conversations about suicide plays a crucial role in prevention. Explore the causes of suicide, the warning signs, and how to cope in this one-hour seminar with a licensed therapist.
Mar
1
Fri
Child and Family Serving Systems: Compendium of Policy and Practice
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Child and Family Serving Systems: Compendium of Policy and Practice

This free webinar will present an overview of CWLA’s new publication, the Compendium of Policy and Practice. This collection includes current and forward-looking practices, program insights, and policy solutions that are immediately relevant for both experienced and emerging practitioners.

During this webinar, attendees will discover how the more than 60 chapters across the Compendium’s five volumes can offer practitioners, faculty, and students innovative solutions for addressing the challenges within child- and family-serving systems. The content of the Compendium reflects the knowledge of over 200 experts who have provided evidence-based strategies with a focus on advocacy.

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Mar
2
Sat
Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment: Impact and Compensatory Strategies
Mar 2 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment: Impact and Compensatory Strategies

Presented by the Louisiana DeafBlind Project for Children and Youth (LADBP), this workshop is designed for professionals working with young children, especially early steps providers, early steps staff, and those working in early childhood programs. TVIs, O&M instructors, pupil appraisal staff, and Families Helping Families staff are also encouraged to attend.

Lead Presenter: Cindy Champagne, Teacher of Blind Students, Perkins-Roman CVI Range Endorsee, owner of High Expectations VI Services

Locations and dates:

  • Lafayette – Saturday, March 2nd 8:00 am-4:00 pm
  • New Orleans – Saturday, March 9th 8:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Ruston- Friday, March 15th 8:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Alexandria – Friday, April 5th 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Cost:

Registration in free. Lunch will be provided.

Limited stipends available to Early Steps providers.

CEU:

Applications to provide Continuing Education credits for OTs, SLPs, PTs, and ACVREP certification holders have been submitted. You will be notified when CEs are approved.

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Mar
5
Tue
Boundary IQ
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Boundary IQ
Creating and maintaining healthy boundaries can be a challenging task. Some people grew up in environments where setting boundaries was not emphasized or valued, resulting in struggles to establish boundaries in adulthood. Fear of conflict, a tendency to prioritize others’ approval, or past experiences of invalidation or disrespect can also contribute to difficulties in setting and maintaining boundaries. Discuss the role of boundaries in relationships and learn how to implement healthy boundaries in this one-hour seminar with a licensed therapist.
Mar
7
Thu
Managing Stress & Burnout at Work
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Managing Stress & Burnout at Work

Stress is something we all experience in our personal and professional lives. But when stress is severe or prolonged (or both), it can impact our physical and mental health in major ways. Learn practical tips to manage distress to avoid career burnout and discuss effective ways to cope with a licensed therapist.

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Mar
11
Mon
Attachment Theory: Emotional Attachments in Relationships
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Attachment Theory: Emotional Attachments in Relationships
Understanding your attachment style can help you not only understand yourself better, it helps you navigate relationships with the people you care about. Examine different attachment styles and how they impact our adult relationships and learn how to heal from early, unhealthy emotional attachments in this one-hour seminar.
Mar
13
Wed
The Science Behind Self-Esteem
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Science Behind Self-Esteem
People with low self-esteem and self-confidence often see themselves in a distorted way that can negatively impact their personal relationships, work, and education. Explore protective & vulnerability factors in self-esteem and learn practical tips to overcome self-limiting beliefs and strengthen self-confidence with a licensed therapist.
Talking About Mental Health at Work and in Relationships
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Talking About Mental Health at Work and in Relationships

Deciding to share information about mental health is a personal decision that often has to be made more than once. Discuss what factors to consider when making the decision and how to make the disclosure when the time feels right.

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Mar
14
Thu
Strategies to Increase Employee Mental Wellness in the Post-Pandemic Era
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Strategies to Increase Employee Mental Wellness in the Post-Pandemic Era
As we enter the fifth year of the pandemic it is critically important to understand and recognize the lasting effects of traumatic experiences brought on by Covid, and the impact these experiences have on employee’s mental health. A practical guide to enhancing self-care in the workplace, building resilient teams, and creating a trauma-informed workplace to support employee’s mental health. Explore leadership best practices in this one-hour webinar with a licensed therapist.