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The child welfare field is charged with assessing the safety of children while also working with parents to address factors that may have warranted their children’s removal from the home. When children in the...
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The child welfare field is charged with assessing the safety of children while also working with parents to address factors that may have warranted their children’s removal from the home. When children in the foster care system are unable to reunite with their families, some other type of permanent living placement becomes the goal. For over a hundred years, the child welfare and adoption systems have continued to evolve while remaining true to their initial focus on protecting children. With an estimated 700,000 children believed to be victims of abuse or neglect each year, the child welfare and adoption systems continue to provide safety and stability for vulnerable youth. The child welfare and adoption systems must continue to adapt to the diverse needs of families in order to provide effective services. The provision of effective services will help to achieve residential permanency for children and stability for families. This overview of the adoption and child welfare systems will explore the history of child welfare and adoption in the United States. The course will also provide a chronological evaluation of how families become involved with the child welfare system, decisions to provide preventative services or to place children into foster care, the services provided to families, the standard policies and procedures of child welfare, and the decisions to either reunify families or to place children for adoption.
The child welfare field is charged with assessing the safety of children while also working with parents to address factors that may have warranted their children’s removal from the home. When children in the foster care system are unable to reunite with their families, some other type of permanent living placement becomes the goal. For over a hundred years, the child welfare and adoption systems have continued to evolve while remaining true to their initial focus on protecting children. With an estimated 700,000 children believed to be victims of abuse or neglect each year, the child welfare and adoption systems continue to provide safety and stability for vulnerable youth. The child welfare and adoption systems must continue to adapt to the diverse needs of families in order to provide effective services. The provision of effective services will help to achieve residential permanency for children and stability for families. This overview of the adoption and child welfare systems will explore the history of child welfare and adoption in the United States. The course will also provide a chronological evaluation of how families become involved with the child welfare system, decisions to provide preventative services or to place children into foster care, the services provided to families, the standard policies and procedures of child welfare, and the decisions to either reunify families or to place children for adoption.
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Each year an estimated 24,000 to 30,000 youth age out of foster care without having obtained a permanent family environment or long-term support system. Many of these youth are in crisis and struggle to...
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Each year an estimated 24,000 to 30,000 youth age out of foster care without having obtained a permanent family environment or long-term support system. Many of these youth are in crisis and struggle to function independently. Youth who age out of foster care have been observed to struggle with homelessness, incarceration, poor educational attainment, high rates of unemployment, and substance abuse (Spencer et al, 2010). Foster care agencies have created independent living programs to address some of the challenges that face older adolescents and youth aging out of the foster care system, but many are not effective at creating positive outcomes. Foster care agencies must look towards providing long term care for young adults who age out of the child welfare system. This overview of providing services to older adolescents will explore the risks associated with foster care, and why this population is more likely to experience negative outcomes. This overview will also evaluate services currently being offered to older adolescents, and provide suggestions which may improve service provision to this population.
Each year an estimated 24,000 to 30,000 youth age out of foster care without having obtained a permanent family environment or long-term support system. Many of these youth are in crisis and struggle to function independently. Youth who age out of foster care have been observed to struggle with homelessness, incarceration, poor educational attainment, high rates of unemployment, and substance abuse (Spencer et al, 2010). Foster care agencies have created independent living programs to address some of the challenges that face older adolescents and youth aging out of the foster care system, but many are not effective at creating positive outcomes. Foster care agencies must look towards providing long term care for young adults who age out of the child welfare system. This overview of providing services to older adolescents will explore the risks associated with foster care, and why this population is more likely to experience negative outcomes. This overview will also evaluate services currently being offered to older adolescents, and provide suggestions which may improve service provision to this population.
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The purpose of this module is to presenting Asperger’s Syndrome through "Theory of Mind" the ability to attribute mental states—to oneself and others.
The purpose of this module is to presenting Asperger’s Syndrome through "Theory of Mind" the ability to attribute mental states—to oneself and others.
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The purpose of this module is to present is to translate attachment theory and research that integrates principles with psychopathology, neuroscience, relational and intersubjective approaches.
The purpose of this module is to present is to translate attachment theory and research that integrates principles with psychopathology, neuroscience, relational and intersubjective approaches.
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The purpose of this module is to present an in-depth session in attachment patterns patient history and self-awareness on the part of the therapist.
The purpose of this module is to present an in-depth session in attachment patterns patient history and self-awareness on the part of the therapist.
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of developmental disorders characterized by ongoing social problems, repetitive behaviors, and symptoms that appear early in childhood and impact functioning...
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of developmental disorders characterized by ongoing social problems, repetitive behaviors, and symptoms that appear early in childhood and impact functioning socially. Individuals identified with an Autism spectrum disorder may be mildly impaired or severely disabled. This course will provide an overview of Autism spectrum disorder and diagnostic criteria. Current methods of early identification and treatment options will also be included.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of developmental disorders characterized by ongoing social problems, repetitive behaviors, and symptoms that appear early in childhood and impact functioning socially. Individuals identified with an Autism spectrum disorder may be mildly impaired or severely disabled. This course will provide an overview of Autism spectrum disorder and diagnostic criteria. Current methods of early identification and treatment options will also be included.
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Your role as a Direct Support Professional is to help individuals identify issues of concern and help them know when they are being treated unfairly. Your role also includes helping them solve these issues....
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Your role as a Direct Support Professional is to help individuals identify issues of concern and help them know when they are being treated unfairly. Your role also includes helping them solve these issues. This is called advocacy. In this module, you will explore ways to work with the individual to gather information related to a situation. You will also become aware of laws, services, and supports that are in place to assist individuals; and will explore ways to help the individual stand up for themselves and present themselves in a positive way.
Your role as a Direct Support Professional is to help individuals identify issues of concern and help them know when they are being treated unfairly. Your role also includes helping them solve these issues. This is called advocacy. In this module, you will explore ways to work with the individual to gather information related to a situation. You will also become aware of laws, services, and supports that are in place to assist individuals; and will explore ways to help the individual stand up for themselves and present themselves in a positive way.
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Assessments are critical in determining the services and supports an individual receives. Assessments also serve to identify changes and recognize newly acquired skills. The Direct Support Professional has an...
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Assessments are critical in determining the services and supports an individual receives. Assessments also serve to identify changes and recognize newly acquired skills. The Direct Support Professional has an important role in monitoring the needs and wants of the individual and assuring that services provided support the individual’s goals.
Assessments are critical in determining the services and supports an individual receives. Assessments also serve to identify changes and recognize newly acquired skills. The Direct Support Professional has an important role in monitoring the needs and wants of the individual and assuring that services provided support the individual’s goals.
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Communicating effectively is an essential element of the Direct Support Professional’s daily work. Specific strategies and tools will be reviewed in this module. You communicate regularly with people inside...
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Communicating effectively is an essential element of the Direct Support Professional’s daily work. Specific strategies and tools will be reviewed in this module. You communicate regularly with people inside and outside the agency in order to successfully manage the needs of the individuals you support. In this module we will look at communication tools that promote communication as well as the importance of presenting ourselves professionally.
Communicating effectively is an essential element of the Direct Support Professional’s daily work. Specific strategies and tools will be reviewed in this module. You communicate regularly with people inside and outside the agency in order to successfully manage the needs of the individuals you support. In this module we will look at communication tools that promote communication as well as the importance of presenting ourselves professionally.
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Positive relationships, social connections and an affiliation with community groups positively impact the quality of our lives and the lives of the individuals we support. The Direct Support Professional...
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Positive relationships, social connections and an affiliation with community groups positively impact the quality of our lives and the lives of the individuals we support. The Direct Support Professional plays an important role in assisting an individual to develop and maintain meaningful relationships in the community, overcome attitudinal barriers and find fulfilling activities. The Direct Support Professional needs to know both the community resources and the individual.
Positive relationships, social connections and an affiliation with community groups positively impact the quality of our lives and the lives of the individuals we support. The Direct Support Professional plays an important role in assisting an individual to develop and maintain meaningful relationships in the community, overcome attitudinal barriers and find fulfilling activities. The Direct Support Professional needs to know both the community resources and the individual.
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This module is designed to help give you the knowledge and skills to ensure safety and well-being for the individuals with whom you work, your colleagues, and yourself. Crises occur in the work that we do....
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This module is designed to help give you the knowledge and skills to ensure safety and well-being for the individuals with whom you work, your colleagues, and yourself. Crises occur in the work that we do. But you can learn to identify potential crisis situations and be prepared to help manage the situation.
This module is designed to help give you the knowledge and skills to ensure safety and well-being for the individuals with whom you work, your colleagues, and yourself. Crises occur in the work that we do. But you can learn to identify potential crisis situations and be prepared to help manage the situation.
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Documentation is the act of writing and description of your work with supported individuals that helps communicate important information to others. It serves as a resource and record on the individual’s...
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Documentation is the act of writing and description of your work with supported individuals that helps communicate important information to others. It serves as a resource and record on the individual’s behalf and should fulfill all legal, financial and regulatory requirements. Documentation makes people and programs more efficient, decreases errors, decreases risk, and promotes informed decision-making.
Documentation is the act of writing and description of your work with supported individuals that helps communicate important information to others. It serves as a resource and record on the individual’s behalf and should fulfill all legal, financial and regulatory requirements. Documentation makes people and programs more efficient, decreases errors, decreases risk, and promotes informed decision-making.
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This module on health and safety will introduce the basic concepts of nutrition, healthy life styles, symptoms and signs of illness, medication issues, responding to environmental emergencies, and basic good...
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This module on health and safety will introduce the basic concepts of nutrition, healthy life styles, symptoms and signs of illness, medication issues, responding to environmental emergencies, and basic good health practices. Health is not just the absence of disease; it is being in the best possible health physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. A healthy lifestyle includes good nutrition, physical activity, avoiding smoking and other substances, stress management and early detection and treatment of health problems. Wellness is about habits that maintain good health, such as hand-washing, eating properly, getting plenty of exercise and good personal hygiene. Safety is about avoiding harm or injury. Certain practices, such as locking up poisons, increase safety by reducing the risk of being injured.
This module on health and safety will introduce the basic concepts of nutrition, healthy life styles, symptoms and signs of illness, medication issues, responding to environmental emergencies, and basic good health practices. Health is not just the absence of disease; it is being in the best possible health physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. A healthy lifestyle includes good nutrition, physical activity, avoiding smoking and other substances, stress management and early detection and treatment of health problems. Wellness is about habits that maintain good health, such as hand-washing, eating properly, getting plenty of exercise and good personal hygiene. Safety is about avoiding harm or injury. Certain practices, such as locking up poisons, increase safety by reducing the risk of being injured.
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Understanding and appreciating the importance of one’s job is critical to a successful work experience. The Direct Support Professional is at the foundation of the service delivery system, carrying out the...
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Understanding and appreciating the importance of one’s job is critical to a successful work experience. The Direct Support Professional is at the foundation of the service delivery system, carrying out the mission of the Agency or organization, supporting individuals, and serving as a role model in the community. Looking at the role of the Direct Support Professional through a professional lens will provide a strong basis for the important work that is accomplished daily by dedicated front-line staff. An overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder and evidence-based interventions that DSPs can use to support individuals with ASD are provided.
Understanding and appreciating the importance of one’s job is critical to a successful work experience. The Direct Support Professional is at the foundation of the service delivery system, carrying out the mission of the Agency or organization, supporting individuals, and serving as a role model in the community. Looking at the role of the Direct Support Professional through a professional lens will provide a strong basis for the important work that is accomplished daily by dedicated front-line staff. An overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder and evidence-based interventions that DSPs can use to support individuals with ASD are provided.
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Promoting the rights and responsibilities of individuals and empowering them to make personal choices is at the heart of the work of a Direct Support Professional. This module will include strategies and...
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Promoting the rights and responsibilities of individuals and empowering them to make personal choices is at the heart of the work of a Direct Support Professional. This module will include strategies and resources for supporting individuals in their relationships with others and creating opportunities to express themselves in a safe and appropriate manner.
Promoting the rights and responsibilities of individuals and empowering them to make personal choices is at the heart of the work of a Direct Support Professional. This module will include strategies and resources for supporting individuals in their relationships with others and creating opportunities to express themselves in a safe and appropriate manner.
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Supporting skills development is an important part of your job. Gaining confidence in your ability to teach individuals new skills that will help them realize their full potential and lead to a more...
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Supporting skills development is an important part of your job. Gaining confidence in your ability to teach individuals new skills that will help them realize their full potential and lead to a more independent life can be challenging and satisfying. There are strategies and tools that you can use to assist you in this important task.
Supporting skills development is an important part of your job. Gaining confidence in your ability to teach individuals new skills that will help them realize their full potential and lead to a more independent life can be challenging and satisfying. There are strategies and tools that you can use to assist you in this important task.
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When we are children, the adults in our life make choices for us. They choose what we wear, where we go, what we eat and what we learn. As we grow older, we make more of those choices on our own. Learning is...
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When we are children, the adults in our life make choices for us. They choose what we wear, where we go, what we eat and what we learn. As we grow older, we make more of those choices on our own. Learning is life-long. As an adult, we may enroll in art and crafts classes, writing classes, language classes. We might join a gym, or go to the library. We have these choices, and so should those who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. For individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, they may not be given the opportunity to make these choices. We want individuals to learn how to make as many of their own choices and decisions as possible. It is up to DSPs to help each person learn the skills needed to make choices and decisions. In Module 6 “Supporting Skill Development,” you learned different ways to teach and reinforce new skills that help each individual you support to be more independent and have more control of their lives. Given the tools to teach, this module will take the process one step further and apply those teaching techniques to community participation, career and vocational growth and other educational tasks that will enhance a person’s community participation, risk-taking and increased choice making.
When we are children, the adults in our life make choices for us. They choose what we wear, where we go, what we eat and what we learn. As we grow older, we make more of those choices on our own. Learning is life-long. As an adult, we may enroll in art and crafts classes, writing classes, language classes. We might join a gym, or go to the library. We have these choices, and so should those who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. For individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, they may not be given the opportunity to make these choices. We want individuals to learn how to make as many of their own choices and decisions as possible. It is up to DSPs to help each person learn the skills needed to make choices and decisions. In Module 6 “Supporting Skill Development,” you learned different ways to teach and reinforce new skills that help each individual you support to be more independent and have more control of their lives. Given the tools to teach, this module will take the process one step further and apply those teaching techniques to community participation, career and vocational growth and other educational tasks that will enhance a person’s community participation, risk-taking and increased choice making.
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The purpose of this module is to present a panel discussion on grief and loss.
The purpose of this module is to present a panel discussion on grief and loss.
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The purpose of this module is to present how children grieve and issues of bereavement in early childhood.
The purpose of this module is to present how children grieve and issues of bereavement in early childhood.
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The purpose of this module is to present a discussion about drawings and pictures being a primary method of communicating the unspeakable with children.
The purpose of this module is to present a discussion about drawings and pictures being a primary method of communicating the unspeakable with children.
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The purpose of this module is to present a discussion of developmental issues leading to Borderline Personality.
The purpose of this module is to present a discussion of developmental issues leading to Borderline Personality.
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The purpose of this module is to present the effects mothers with borderline Personality Disorder have on their children.
The purpose of this module is to present the effects mothers with borderline Personality Disorder have on their children.
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The purpose of this module is to present a review of the three levels of personality and use of brief treatment.
The purpose of this module is to present a review of the three levels of personality and use of brief treatment.
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The purpose of this module is to present a different theoretical and treatment model for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder – Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
The purpose of this module is to present a different theoretical and treatment model for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder – Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
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The purpose of this module is to present what therapists need to know most about Borderline personality disorder.
The purpose of this module is to present what therapists need to know most about Borderline personality disorder.
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