Domestic Violence (DV) Workshops presented with Family Shelter Services 

Cultural Issues and Domestic Violence

When: Friday, September 15 from 9am - 11am

CEUs: 2.0 for licensed social workers, counselors or nurses.

What is culture and why is it important? This workshop will begin by defining culture and explaining how it shapes our experiences and interactions. We will discuss how we understand our own cultural identities, and introduce the concept of cultural humility. Then we will look at domestic violence (DV) among immigrants, barriers immigrants face, and remedies available for DV victims. 

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

When: Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22 from 8am - 5pm

CEUs13.0 for licensed social workers and counselors.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide, and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training; Anyone 16 or older can learn and use the ASIST model.

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Mental Health First Aid 

When: Tuesday, September 26 from 8am - 5pm

CEUs7.0 for licensed social workers and counselors.

Participants will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health problems; how to understand and respond to signs of mental illness; prevalence of various mental health disorders; a five step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, implement appropriate interventions, and help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate care; and evidence-based professional peer, social and self-help resources available to help someone with mental illness. National Council for Behavioral Health Certificate.  

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Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy

When: Thursday, September 28 from 9am - 10:30am

CEUs1.0 for licensed social workers and counselors.

Dr. McGrath will give an overview of the use of Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders. Dr. McGrath has been using ERP for the treatment of anxiety for 18 years. He will review the ethics of using ERP, what ERP is and is not, how to set up a basic ERP hierarchy, and how to make ERP maximally effective for your anxious patients. Feel free to bring cases, as he will be available for a Q&A session to help you jump start ERP work with your patients.

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Domestic Violence (DV) Workshops presented with Family Shelter Services 

The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Adults

When: Tuesday, October 10 from 9am - 11am
CEUs: 2.0 for licensed counselors, social workers and nurses. 

This workshop will cover types of trauma, and the relationship between domestic violence (DV) and trauma. We will talk about the characteristics, experiences and effects DV and trauma on children of various age groups, including childhood PTSD symptoms and stressors, and its pre-school subtype. You will learn about characteristics of teen dating violence, and its relationship to victimization later in life, and the short-term and long-term effects of childhood DV experience. Finally, we will cover approaches to engaging with traumatized children, working with children who have experienced DV, and safety planning.

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Creating Supportive + Affirming Services for LGBTQ+ Clients

When: Tuesday, October 17 from 9am - 12pm

CEUs: 3.0 for licensed counselors, social workers and nurses. 

This interactive workshop will provide opportunity further your understanding of ways to support LGBTQ+ children, adolescents, adults and their families, including: affirming LGBTQ+ terminology, spectra of gender identity/expression and sexual orientation, current trends and adolescent development in LGBTQ+ youth, understanding barriers/solutions when navigating healthcare and other systems, especially for transgender and gender expansive individuals.

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Motivational Interviewing 

When: Thursday, October 19 from 8:30am - 4:30pm

CEUs: 6.0 for licensed nurses, counselors, social workers. 

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based practice. It is defined as a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change. This training uses an interactive, multimedia approach to understanding how to use motivational interviewing strategies.

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Compassion Fatigue Workshop

When: Wednesday, October 25 from 9am - 12pm

CEUs: 3.0 for licensed counselors, social workers and nurses.

Compassion fatigue, or vicarious traumatization, is the phenomenon generally associated with the "cost of caring" for others. It is the result of exposure that counselors and case managers may have to clients' stories of trauma, pain and fear. Signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue will be discussed, as well as strategies to address it. 

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