Erikson now offers online continuing education webinars.
Engage in challenging topics, offered with the same high-quality instruction and range of credit offerings as our in-person continuing education.
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Auditing our webinars is free! If you need professional development credit, Erikson offers this for a fee. For questions, contact Matthew Zaradich at [email protected].
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Instructors: Julie Rinaldi, Ph.D., and Colleen Cicchetti, Ph.D.
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
This free webinar addresses the concerning effects of exposure to violence and trauma on very young children and the impact of trauma on the developing brain and nervous system, as well as cascading effects on emotion regulation and behavioral health. Manifestations of traumatic stress in early childhood will be presented to offer a better understanding of how to identify children affected by trauma. Diagnosis of traumatic stress disorders, including PTSD, will be discussed, as well as prevalence, course, and long term outcomes. The effects of trauma on caregivers will also be presented, including the disruption in the caregiver-child relationship exacerbates the effects of the trauma.
Unaccompanied Child Migrants: Examining the Current Humanitarian Crisis and Implications for Early Childhood Mental Health
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Explore the current situation and the mental health implications of the child migrant experience. According to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, an estimated 60,000 unaccompanied child migrants will have arrived at the U.S. border by the end of 2014, a dramatic increase from the 24,668 minors apprehended at the U.S.-Mexican border in 2013. Most of these children come from Central America – mainly, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras – fleeing violence and poor economies while enduring a treacherous journey to reach the border.
Instructors: Tamara Kaldor, M.S., and Jordan Sadler, M.S., CCC-SLP
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
This webinar is designed for practitioners and parents interested in learning how to use technology and children’s media to effectively improve children’s social skills at home, at school, and in clinical settings. Techniques for how to integrate technology into social skills groups for children affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD), sensory processing disorders (SPD), communication disorders, and other developmental differences will be shared. High quality, professionally tested apps and children’s media will be demonstrated, and strategies and techniques will be discussed for using the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone to support young children’s social-emotional development and engagement. The session will conclude with a discussion of how technology can support the development of young children’s ability to relate to peers and adults.
Presented with TEC Center at Erikson Institute
Instructor: Jennifer Kemp, M.S.
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Transitions in care are inevitable in work with young children and families. However, our more recent understanding about the need for primary providers and the continuity of care have created systems where many of our relationships with children and families are lasting longer and are often growing to be deeper than in the past. This workshop will look at both sides of professional boundaries — why they are so important because of how they help and support us, as well as why they sometimes feel so challenging to maintain — and then consider them even further in the context of these transitions within and across service delivery systems. Participants will be able to participate in an interactive discussion about how they support transitions so that all participants leave with a renewed sense of professional responsibility and also a collection of strategies to help them ease the transition process within their role with young children and families.
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