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The Child Development library integrates history, philosophy, and the applications of child development theories. This library will take an in-depth look at the field of child development, and scientifically...
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The Child Development library integrates history, philosophy, and the applications of child development theories. This library will take an in-depth look at the field of child development, and scientifically identify the changes that occur during childhood through adolescence and then understand how those changes come about taking into account outside sources that are known to influence and impact development.
The Child Development library integrates history, philosophy, and the applications of child development theories. This library will take an in-depth look at the field of child development, and scientifically identify the changes that occur during childhood through adolescence and then understand how those changes come about taking into account outside sources that are known to influence and impact development.
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Equip the staff with the underlying training to address the unforeseen issues with many patients and residents.
Equip the staff with the underlying training to address the unforeseen issues with many patients and residents.
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Provide nationally accredited CE for Occupational and Physical Therapist alike.
Provide nationally accredited CE for Occupational and Physical Therapist alike.
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Improve Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Care. Additionally, provide theoretical and clinical treatment guidelines and recommendations for mental health clinicians
Improve Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Care. Additionally, provide theoretical and clinical treatment guidelines and recommendations for mental health clinicians
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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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One of the primary challenges in the child welfare field is the relationship between professionals working as case managers and the parents of children placed in care. Parents who have their children removed...
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One of the primary challenges in the child welfare field is the relationship between professionals working as case managers and the parents of children placed in care. Parents who have their children removed and placed in foster care experience feelings of shame and grief, which is manifested through anger and outrage and often directed towards case workers and foster parents. Managing these feelings is perhaps the primary barrier facing child welfare workers as they attempt to build a working alliance or therapeutic relationship with parents. This course will discuss how to engage parents in foster care and overcome parental anger in order to effectively work towards family reunification. This course also presents ideas to effectively help case managers and other professionals interact more positively and effectively with parents experiencing anger due to their engagement with the child welfare system, increasing positive outcomes for the entire family system.
One of the primary challenges in the child welfare field is the relationship between professionals working as case managers and the parents of children placed in care. Parents who have their children removed and placed in foster care experience feelings of shame and grief, which is manifested through anger and outrage and often directed towards case workers and foster parents. Managing these feelings is perhaps the primary barrier facing child welfare workers as they attempt to build a working alliance or therapeutic relationship with parents. This course will discuss how to engage parents in foster care and overcome parental anger in order to effectively work towards family reunification. This course also presents ideas to effectively help case managers and other professionals interact more positively and effectively with parents experiencing anger due to their engagement with the child welfare system, increasing positive outcomes for the entire family system.
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Both Neurodevelopmental and Impulse-Control disorders are likely to be diagnosed during childhood. The symptoms of these categories of disorders vary greatly, but both categories contain diagnoses where...
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Both Neurodevelopmental and Impulse-Control disorders are likely to be diagnosed during childhood. The symptoms of these categories of disorders vary greatly, but both categories contain diagnoses where significant and often severe impairment occurs in both home and school life. Together, these chapters contain the most common disorders seen in children and adolescents. This course discusses neurodevelopmental disorders as well as disorders of self-control, their diagnostic criteria, differentiation between diagnoses, and prominent symptoms.
Both Neurodevelopmental and Impulse-Control disorders are likely to be diagnosed during childhood. The symptoms of these categories of disorders vary greatly, but both categories contain diagnoses where significant and often severe impairment occurs in both home and school life. Together, these chapters contain the most common disorders seen in children and adolescents. This course discusses neurodevelopmental disorders as well as disorders of self-control, their diagnostic criteria, differentiation between diagnoses, and prominent symptoms.
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Paraphilia refers to intense and persistent sexual interests that fall outside the realm of what is considered phenotypically normal. In addition to clinical disorders in DSM-5, there are also several small...
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Paraphilia refers to intense and persistent sexual interests that fall outside the realm of what is considered phenotypically normal. In addition to clinical disorders in DSM-5, there are also several small sections devoted to other disorders and considerations for diagnosis. Those will be included in this course. This course, then, will include an overview of disorders that warrant consideration, paraphilic disorder, and other disorders and conditions that should be part of a diagnostic assessment.
Paraphilia refers to intense and persistent sexual interests that fall outside the realm of what is considered phenotypically normal. In addition to clinical disorders in DSM-5, there are also several small sections devoted to other disorders and considerations for diagnosis. Those will be included in this course. This course, then, will include an overview of disorders that warrant consideration, paraphilic disorder, and other disorders and conditions that should be part of a diagnostic assessment.
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Our personality is who we are and how we present ourselves to the world. Personality disorders are considered traits that create a pattern of interacting that leads to distress or impairment. This course will...
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Our personality is who we are and how we present ourselves to the world. Personality disorders are considered traits that create a pattern of interacting that leads to distress or impairment. This course will discuss the types of personality disorders recognized in the DSM-5, diagnostic criteria and symptoms, and what is known about the prognosis and course of each disorder.
Our personality is who we are and how we present ourselves to the world. Personality disorders are considered traits that create a pattern of interacting that leads to distress or impairment. This course will discuss the types of personality disorders recognized in the DSM-5, diagnostic criteria and symptoms, and what is known about the prognosis and course of each disorder.
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These two chapters address a diverse group of mental disorders. Sexual dysfunctions are characterized by a clinically significant disturbance in the individual’s ability to respond sexually or experience...
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These two chapters address a diverse group of mental disorders. Sexual dysfunctions are characterized by a clinically significant disturbance in the individual’s ability to respond sexually or experience sexual pleasure. The chapter that follows addresses gender dysphoria, which includes clinical problems created by the lack of congruence that occurs in some people between the gender assigned to them at birth and their experienced or expressed gender. This course will look at both of these DSM-5 chapters, diagnostic criteria and symptoms, as well as the development and prognosis for each of these disorders.
These two chapters address a diverse group of mental disorders. Sexual dysfunctions are characterized by a clinically significant disturbance in the individual’s ability to respond sexually or experience sexual pleasure. The chapter that follows addresses gender dysphoria, which includes clinical problems created by the lack of congruence that occurs in some people between the gender assigned to them at birth and their experienced or expressed gender. This course will look at both of these DSM-5 chapters, diagnostic criteria and symptoms, as well as the development and prognosis for each of these disorders.
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This CE course equips those who provide services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who need or are in substance abuse or mental illness treatment with guidelines to support their care....
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This CE course equips those who provide services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who need or are in substance abuse or mental illness treatment with guidelines to support their care. This course also discusses prevention and treatment as part of integrated care.
This CE course equips those who provide services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who need or are in substance abuse or mental illness treatment with guidelines to support their care. This course also discusses prevention and treatment as part of integrated care.
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Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have lifelong effects on individual functioning in areas such as learning relationships and independence in daily life. This CE course provides information and tools to...
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Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have lifelong effects on individual functioning in areas such as learning relationships and independence in daily life. This CE course provides information and tools to support healthcare professionals in making informed decisions about selection implementation and monitoring of ASD interventions
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have lifelong effects on individual functioning in areas such as learning relationships and independence in daily life. This CE course provides information and tools to support healthcare professionals in making informed decisions about selection implementation and monitoring of ASD interventions
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Foster parents often describe their experience as rewarding, although many consider it overwhelming due to challenges of meeting the needs children as well as the demands placed on them by birth parents,...
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Foster parents often describe their experience as rewarding, although many consider it overwhelming due to challenges of meeting the needs children as well as the demands placed on them by birth parents, child welfare agencies, schools, and other service providers (Armour & Schwab, 2007). In particular, foster parents often describe working with birth parents as one of their biggest challenges. Despite the need for improved relationships between foster parents and birth parents, many foster parents often have an adversarial relationship with the mother and father of the children living in their homes. By improving collaboration between foster parents and birth parents, more families will be able to have successful reunifications and better outcomes while in foster care. This overview of how foster parents can effectively work with biological families will discuss the importance of encouraging collaboration. Also discussed will be how positive relationships between foster parents and birth parents can help to create more positive outcomes for both foster children and birth families.
Foster parents often describe their experience as rewarding, although many consider it overwhelming due to challenges of meeting the needs children as well as the demands placed on them by birth parents, child welfare agencies, schools, and other service providers (Armour & Schwab, 2007). In particular, foster parents often describe working with birth parents as one of their biggest challenges. Despite the need for improved relationships between foster parents and birth parents, many foster parents often have an adversarial relationship with the mother and father of the children living in their homes. By improving collaboration between foster parents and birth parents, more families will be able to have successful reunifications and better outcomes while in foster care. This overview of how foster parents can effectively work with biological families will discuss the importance of encouraging collaboration. Also discussed will be how positive relationships between foster parents and birth parents can help to create more positive outcomes for both foster children and birth families.
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Failed reunifications are a perpetual problem in child welfare. They can have devastating effects on families and lasting consequences on the wellbeing of children. Reducing the number of failed...
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Failed reunifications are a perpetual problem in child welfare. They can have devastating effects on families and lasting consequences on the wellbeing of children. Reducing the number of failed reunifications and adoptions by stabilizing families is one of the premier challenges of the child welfare system. In order to reduce reentry into foster care, parents need to work closely with case managers, engaging in a combination of preventive programs and after care services. By engaging in long term after care services, parents can improve their own problem solving skills and reduce the possibility of a crisis resulting in a relapse of the conditions that initially brought their children into care. These same long-term services can also help to stabilize adoptions. This overview of recidivism in foster care and adoption will explore the scope of re-entry into foster care and the factors that contribute to children returning to foster care after reunification with their parents. This course will also discuss preventative measures that may reduce the numbers of failed reunifications by providing parents with services and skills that will make them more effective in addressing their needs and the needs of their children.
Failed reunifications are a perpetual problem in child welfare. They can have devastating effects on families and lasting consequences on the wellbeing of children. Reducing the number of failed reunifications and adoptions by stabilizing families is one of the premier challenges of the child welfare system. In order to reduce reentry into foster care, parents need to work closely with case managers, engaging in a combination of preventive programs and after care services. By engaging in long term after care services, parents can improve their own problem solving skills and reduce the possibility of a crisis resulting in a relapse of the conditions that initially brought their children into care. These same long-term services can also help to stabilize adoptions. This overview of recidivism in foster care and adoption will explore the scope of re-entry into foster care and the factors that contribute to children returning to foster care after reunification with their parents. This course will also discuss preventative measures that may reduce the numbers of failed reunifications by providing parents with services and skills that will make them more effective in addressing their needs and the needs of their children.
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Foster parents are the primary driving force to ensure that children in foster care achieve permanency. In addition to providing homes for children in care, foster parents provide essential information to...
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Foster parents are the primary driving force to ensure that children in foster care achieve permanency. In addition to providing homes for children in care, foster parents provide essential information to case managers about how foster children are functioning in the home, school, and community. Recognition of the importance of foster parents has led many agencies and advocates in the child welfare system to call for increased collaboration with case managers to ensure better outcomes for foster children. However, many foster parents report having poor communication with case managers and feeling undervalued. Through understanding the permanency goals of foster children and knowing what information case managers need, foster parents can both improve communication and become a more active participant in ensuring better outcomes in foster care. This course will overview how foster parents can communicate effectively with case managers, offer suggestions to improve communication and collaboration, and highlight the expectations case managers have when working with foster parents.
Foster parents are the primary driving force to ensure that children in foster care achieve permanency. In addition to providing homes for children in care, foster parents provide essential information to case managers about how foster children are functioning in the home, school, and community. Recognition of the importance of foster parents has led many agencies and advocates in the child welfare system to call for increased collaboration with case managers to ensure better outcomes for foster children. However, many foster parents report having poor communication with case managers and feeling undervalued. Through understanding the permanency goals of foster children and knowing what information case managers need, foster parents can both improve communication and become a more active participant in ensuring better outcomes in foster care. This course will overview how foster parents can communicate effectively with case managers, offer suggestions to improve communication and collaboration, and highlight the expectations case managers have when working with foster parents.
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One of the top challenges child welfare agencies face is preventing turnover and retaining caseworkers. Child welfare agencies experience a turnover rate between 23 and 69 percent of their total workforce...
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One of the top challenges child welfare agencies face is preventing turnover and retaining caseworkers. Child welfare agencies experience a turnover rate between 23 and 69 percent of their total workforce each year, with some regions more affected than others. High turnover rates negatively impact the safety, stability, well-being, and permanency of children. Foster care children with more than one worker are 60 percent less likely to achieve permanency within Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) expectation of 15 out of 22 months. They also build emotional attachments to their case workers and experience a loss of trusting relationships when case workers leave. Birth parents and foster parents have also expressed frustration with high case worker turnover, which has been attributed to delays in service referrals as well as addressing problem behaviors. This course will explore burnout in the child welfare field and its impact on families as well as how high turnover and caseloads negatively affect case performance. Lastly, this course will discuss ideas to effectively prevent case worker burnout and turnover.
One of the top challenges child welfare agencies face is preventing turnover and retaining caseworkers. Child welfare agencies experience a turnover rate between 23 and 69 percent of their total workforce each year, with some regions more affected than others. High turnover rates negatively impact the safety, stability, well-being, and permanency of children. Foster care children with more than one worker are 60 percent less likely to achieve permanency within Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) expectation of 15 out of 22 months. They also build emotional attachments to their case workers and experience a loss of trusting relationships when case workers leave. Birth parents and foster parents have also expressed frustration with high case worker turnover, which has been attributed to delays in service referrals as well as addressing problem behaviors. This course will explore burnout in the child welfare field and its impact on families as well as how high turnover and caseloads negatively affect case performance. Lastly, this course will discuss ideas to effectively prevent case worker burnout and turnover.
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Sensitivity to diversity will promote a workplace at lower risk for disruptive behavior and contribute greatly to the environment of care. This CEU course focuses on identifying negative potentially...
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Sensitivity to diversity will promote a workplace at lower risk for disruptive behavior and contribute greatly to the environment of care. This CEU course focuses on identifying negative potentially disruptive situations involving affective emotionally-driven or impromptu violence and introduces skills needed to resolve those situations effectively. In addition early interventions to reduce the likelihood that situations will escalate to involve physical violence is also discussed.
Sensitivity to diversity will promote a workplace at lower risk for disruptive behavior and contribute greatly to the environment of care. This CEU course focuses on identifying negative potentially disruptive situations involving affective emotionally-driven or impromptu violence and introduces skills needed to resolve those situations effectively. In addition early interventions to reduce the likelihood that situations will escalate to involve physical violence is also discussed.
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This CE course provides the latest research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by exploring the DSM-5 changes implementing evidence-based treatment group versus individual therapy child and adolescent...
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This CE course provides the latest research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by exploring the DSM-5 changes implementing evidence-based treatment group versus individual therapy child and adolescent trauma utilizing telemental health technologies and the role of biomarkers in the treatment and diagnosis of PTSD.
This CE course provides the latest research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by exploring the DSM-5 changes implementing evidence-based treatment group versus individual therapy child and adolescent trauma utilizing telemental health technologies and the role of biomarkers in the treatment and diagnosis of PTSD.
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Thousands of children in the foster care system continue to need quality foster care and adoptive parents to achieve permanency. Although the need for more foster and adoptive parents is ever present, the...
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Thousands of children in the foster care system continue to need quality foster care and adoptive parents to achieve permanency. Although the need for more foster and adoptive parents is ever present, the stress of caring for special needs children and a lack of support make many foster and adoptive homes unstable. Case management professionals in the child welfare system play an important role in supporting foster and adoptive parents. By effectively communicating with foster and adoptive parents and making them feel valued, case management professionals can encourage those who feel overwhelmed while also making them an important part of the larger foster care system. Through targeted service provision and after care services, case management professionals are able to provide the resources needed to strengthen and preserve foster and adoptive families. This course provides an overview of how to strengthen foster and adoptive families. This overview will explore the barriers to successful adoptions in foster care and discuss resources that can strengthen and preserve adoptive and foster families in order to ensure permanency for children in the child welfare system.
Thousands of children in the foster care system continue to need quality foster care and adoptive parents to achieve permanency. Although the need for more foster and adoptive parents is ever present, the stress of caring for special needs children and a lack of support make many foster and adoptive homes unstable. Case management professionals in the child welfare system play an important role in supporting foster and adoptive parents. By effectively communicating with foster and adoptive parents and making them feel valued, case management professionals can encourage those who feel overwhelmed while also making them an important part of the larger foster care system. Through targeted service provision and after care services, case management professionals are able to provide the resources needed to strengthen and preserve foster and adoptive families. This course provides an overview of how to strengthen foster and adoptive families. This overview will explore the barriers to successful adoptions in foster care and discuss resources that can strengthen and preserve adoptive and foster families in order to ensure permanency for children in the child welfare system.
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An increasing number of grandparents find themselves as the primary caregivers for one or more of their grandchildren. While sometimes temporary guardians, about 10% of grandparents will provide care for...
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An increasing number of grandparents find themselves as the primary caregivers for one or more of their grandchildren. While sometimes temporary guardians, about 10% of grandparents will provide care for their grandchildren for at least six months, and many of those will become sole guardians. While grandparents provide kinship care when a child is involved with the child welfare system, many older adults have challenges providing a stable home for the children in their care. Grandparents raising grandchildren either on a temporary or more permanent basis require supportive services for the diverse and often unexpected needs of children in their care. Foster care professionals are the primary source for connecting families with the needed financial, respite, mental health, and other support needs that may arise. This course will explore the data surrounding the increasing numbers of custodial grandparents (older caregivers) in the U.S. and the challenges facing this population. This course will also explore the needs of older caregivers involved with the foster care system and the necessary supports available for them to provide the necessary tools for stabilizing children and adolescents in their homes.
An increasing number of grandparents find themselves as the primary caregivers for one or more of their grandchildren. While sometimes temporary guardians, about 10% of grandparents will provide care for their grandchildren for at least six months, and many of those will become sole guardians. While grandparents provide kinship care when a child is involved with the child welfare system, many older adults have challenges providing a stable home for the children in their care. Grandparents raising grandchildren either on a temporary or more permanent basis require supportive services for the diverse and often unexpected needs of children in their care. Foster care professionals are the primary source for connecting families with the needed financial, respite, mental health, and other support needs that may arise. This course will explore the data surrounding the increasing numbers of custodial grandparents (older caregivers) in the U.S. and the challenges facing this population. This course will also explore the needs of older caregivers involved with the foster care system and the necessary supports available for them to provide the necessary tools for stabilizing children and adolescents in their homes.
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Because of trauma experienced within their biological families, children in foster care are often found to demonstrate sexual, aggressive, abusive, and inappropriate behaviors. These behaviors will typically...
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Because of trauma experienced within their biological families, children in foster care are often found to demonstrate sexual, aggressive, abusive, and inappropriate behaviors. These behaviors will typically lead to instability in their foster care placement, as foster parents are often not equipped to manage children who act out. Therapeutic Foster Care is the preferred home based placement for youth with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. Therapeutic foster care is also one of the only evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents who have severe behavioral or medical issues. Therapeutic foster care is the only residential, community-based intervention for foster children that has nationally established standards of care. This course will discuss what therapeutic foster care is, the benefits of therapeutic foster care for children and adolescents with specialized needs, and how the training and support provided to foster parents in this approach helps to stabilize children and adolescents in foster care.
Because of trauma experienced within their biological families, children in foster care are often found to demonstrate sexual, aggressive, abusive, and inappropriate behaviors. These behaviors will typically lead to instability in their foster care placement, as foster parents are often not equipped to manage children who act out. Therapeutic Foster Care is the preferred home based placement for youth with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. Therapeutic foster care is also one of the only evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents who have severe behavioral or medical issues. Therapeutic foster care is the only residential, community-based intervention for foster children that has nationally established standards of care. This course will discuss what therapeutic foster care is, the benefits of therapeutic foster care for children and adolescents with specialized needs, and how the training and support provided to foster parents in this approach helps to stabilize children and adolescents in foster care.
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Parental mental illness is one of the most challenging presenting problems to address in the child welfare field. There are specific risks associated with children who live in homes where parents are...
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Parental mental illness is one of the most challenging presenting problems to address in the child welfare field. There are specific risks associated with children who live in homes where parents are diagnosed with a mental illness or display symptoms of a mental illness. Children of parents with mental illness experience an increased risk of developmental problems, behavioral problems and emotional problems. Because of poor treatment outcomes and ineffective mental health treatment programs, a significant number of parents with mental illness who are involved with the child welfare system fail to be reunited with their children. Of greater concern than high numbers of failed reunification are the poor outcomes found in foster children who live with parents with mental illness. Creating effective treatment plans for parental mental illness is necessary to identify effective programs and increase collaboration between mental health and child welfare professionals to improve reunification. This course discusses the importance of creating a treatment plan for parental mental illness for families involved in the child welfare systems and takes a detailed look at how mental illness impacts parenting and how to address barriers to creating an effective approach to treatment and reunification.
Parental mental illness is one of the most challenging presenting problems to address in the child welfare field. There are specific risks associated with children who live in homes where parents are diagnosed with a mental illness or display symptoms of a mental illness. Children of parents with mental illness experience an increased risk of developmental problems, behavioral problems and emotional problems. Because of poor treatment outcomes and ineffective mental health treatment programs, a significant number of parents with mental illness who are involved with the child welfare system fail to be reunited with their children. Of greater concern than high numbers of failed reunification are the poor outcomes found in foster children who live with parents with mental illness. Creating effective treatment plans for parental mental illness is necessary to identify effective programs and increase collaboration between mental health and child welfare professionals to improve reunification. This course discusses the importance of creating a treatment plan for parental mental illness for families involved in the child welfare systems and takes a detailed look at how mental illness impacts parenting and how to address barriers to creating an effective approach to treatment and reunification.
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An estimated 60% to 80% of families known to the child welfare systems have substance abuse problems, with parental substance abuse one of the most difficult presenting problems to treat successfully....
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An estimated 60% to 80% of families known to the child welfare systems have substance abuse problems, with parental substance abuse one of the most difficult presenting problems to treat successfully. Parental substance abuse is associated with higher rates of continued abuse, greater likelihood of out-of-home placement, longer stays in care, and higher rates of termination of parental rights and adoption. In addition, parental substance abuse has high rates of relapse, which presents a challenge due to time limits for family reunification. Successful treatment for parental substance abuse requires a supportive approach with an emphasis on collaboration. This course looks at the challenges of parental substance abuse before discussing how to approach the treatment plan. The importance of documentation and collaboration with substance abuse systems is also discussed.
An estimated 60% to 80% of families known to the child welfare systems have substance abuse problems, with parental substance abuse one of the most difficult presenting problems to treat successfully. Parental substance abuse is associated with higher rates of continued abuse, greater likelihood of out-of-home placement, longer stays in care, and higher rates of termination of parental rights and adoption. In addition, parental substance abuse has high rates of relapse, which presents a challenge due to time limits for family reunification. Successful treatment for parental substance abuse requires a supportive approach with an emphasis on collaboration. This course looks at the challenges of parental substance abuse before discussing how to approach the treatment plan. The importance of documentation and collaboration with substance abuse systems is also discussed.
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Individuals have many reasons they initially decide to become foster parents. They may or may not possess many of the needed skills for addressing common behaviors seen in foster children. Both understanding...
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Individuals have many reasons they initially decide to become foster parents. They may or may not possess many of the needed skills for addressing common behaviors seen in foster children. Both understanding and appropriately responding to the range of challenging behaviors due to the child’s familial history as well as mental illness is critical for successful foster care placement. This overview of understanding common behaviors in foster children will discuss some of the most common acting out behaviors in foster children, as well as the appropriate responses to address these behaviors.
Individuals have many reasons they initially decide to become foster parents. They may or may not possess many of the needed skills for addressing common behaviors seen in foster children. Both understanding and appropriately responding to the range of challenging behaviors due to the child’s familial history as well as mental illness is critical for successful foster care placement. This overview of understanding common behaviors in foster children will discuss some of the most common acting out behaviors in foster children, as well as the appropriate responses to address these behaviors.
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