CARE: Child Adult Relationship Enhancement
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Course #: W929
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Location: Erikson Institute
Credit Available: CEUs; Social Work CEUs; Early Intervention credit approval pending
Child Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) is a trauma-informed training model for caregivers and professionals who interact and work with children. CARE uses evidence-based interaction skills drawn from research-supported parenting programs to improve relationships with and resilience for children in a variety of settings. CARE was created for general usage by clinical and nonclinical adults who work with traumatized children. However, CARE training is applicable to a wide range of populations and is appropriate for use anywhere and by anyone who interacts with children. By integrating didactic, multimedia, and experiential components throughout the workshop, participants are taught a set of specific, innovative relational skills that result in positive outcomes for youth. To promote collaboration among participants, techniques are discussed, practiced in small groups, and exemplified in a series of activities, including presenter and video demonstrations, large-group activities, small group break-outs, and individual coaching from presenters as participants practice skills.
Christina Warner-Metzger, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with a degree in clinical psychology. Dr. Warner-Metzger directs the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Program at DePaul University’s Family and Community Services and is 1 of 20 PCIT International Certified Master Trainers worldwide, spearheading PCIT and CARE dissemination efforts across the globe. Dr. Warner-Metzger’s clinical and research interests include Autism Spectrum Disorders, developmental disabilities, disruptive behaviors, trauma-informed systems, and underserved populations. She has contributed numerous peer-reviewed and invited presentations at national and international conferences. Her previous clinical work in Memphis and current work in Chicago has focused on serving urban, economically-impoverished, and minority populations.