Calendar

Feb
27
Tue
Lifebooks that Heal
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lifebooks that Heal

A healing Lifebook is much, much more than a photo album. It provides an opportunity for a child to give context to their life by understanding their roots and how they came into the child welfare system.  It contains fun pages such as their likes and dislikes and dreams for the future – and also pages that list their various placements, court hearings and health history of family members.

This workshop will present information on how to create a Lifebook that will become a cherished treasure for an entire lifetime. It will discuss why lifebooks are so important, and how difficult information can be presented in a thoughtful and healing manner. Participants will also have an opportunity to create a few Lifebook pages about their own life! Registrants will be provided an All About Me Lifebook Kit after completing the training.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Become aware of why lifebooks are particularly important to children in foster care.
  • Understand the elements of a lifebook and critical information important to include in it.
  • Learn how to create lifebook pages using templates or by designing them in a manner that includes narration, photos, and mementos.

Registration is open for January’s virtual Foster Parent trainings!

Participating in one of these virtual trainings is a great way to connect with other caregivers and build a support network all while earning in-service hours!

Visit https://rb.gy/fowa2l for registration links and information about each training

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Feb
28
Wed
Responding in a Mental Health Emergency
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Responding in a Mental Health Emergency

We know what to do when someone breaks their arm: brace it and go to the hospital. But what should you do when someone is experiencing a mental health emergency? Learn what causes crisis situations and the warning signs, how to respond, and what to do once the crisis has ended.

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I Don’t Need Help: Supporting People Who Can’t See Their Mental Illness
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
I Don't Need Help: Supporting People Who Can't See Their Mental Illness

Why do people sometimes reject help? Discuss the reasons why people refuse mental health care and how to respond & cope in this one-hour seminar with a licensed therapist.

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Feb
29
Thu
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
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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