Social Work Practice with Young Children and Their Families

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Date: Friday, October 4, 2013 – Friday, November 15, 2013

Course #: SWRK

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

Location: Erikson Institute

Cost: $360.00 $324.00

Credit Available: 1.2 CEUs; 12 SWCEUs; Approval pending by the Illinois Early Intervention Training Program


An Erikson Learning Series for mental health, school social work, medical social work, and child welfare professionals

Have you earned the credits you need for social work certification renewal? This four-session series will help you fulfill the mandated continuing education requirements while developing your skill set through training that is relevant to your practice.  Each workshop focuses on a key subject matter area identified by the Social Work Examining and Disciplinary Board.

Whether you register for all or only one of the workshops, the continuing education units you earn will expand and strengthen your professional knowledge and skills.

Completed: Addressing Social/Emotional Needs in the School Setting

with Lynn Liston, M.A.

Friday, October 4, 2013 | 9 a.m. - Noon

This workshop is designed for early care and education practitioners who are interested in learning about social/emotional development in the young child, challenges that arise, and methods of working with parents and caregivers.  Participants will learn about the developmental agendae of infants, toddlers, and pre-school children, how to recognize when development may be de-railed, and ways to engage parents and caregivers in working to get things back on track.  The session will utilize video, case vignettes, and discussion of participants’ own work experiences.

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Completed: Addressing the Impact of Trauma with Young Children

with Carole Graybill, A.M., LCSW

Friday, November 8, 2013 | 9 a.m.-Noon

This workshop utilizes the core components of Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) to explore the impact of trauma on the relationship between a young child and parent(s) and provides an introduction to CPP that supports practitioners in making better decisions about traumatized children. The workshop provides a foundation of child trauma and attachment theory, and illustrates the core components with case studies. Participants will explore interventions that attend to safety, promote emotional regulation, repair dyad connections, and promote trauma integration and healing.

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Completed: Ethical Considerations in Clinical Work with Young Children

with Margaret M. Brett, A.M., LCSW

Friday, November 15, 2013 | 9 a.m. - Noon

All clinicians are confronted with ethical dilemmas in their work, and there are unique complexities in clinical work with young children. Issues of reporting of abuse and neglect, informed consent, and confidentiality are part and parcel of this work, and often give rise to concerns of competing interests and questions about the best course of action. This workshop will introduce an ethical framework, informed by the NASW Code of Ethics, to be used to discuss situations that give thoughtful clinicians pause. It is designed for social workers and other professionals working with young children in a variety of settings.

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