School of Social Work Spring CEU Seminar Afternoon Sessions
Cultural Competency Training: Through the Eyes of a Disability (3.0 CEUs)
Julie Munoz-Najar (Cary), Program Director (EFNEP Educator) from University of Illinois Extension, Urbana, IL
This presentation will give human service providers an opportunity to go beyond the standard, broad cultural competency trainings and concentrate on key cultural qualities of three ethnic groups in the US. The unique thread of this presentation is how these key cultural qualities impact the lives of persons with disabilities (with a focus on autism), and how providers be more empowered to meet their needs. Participants will be asked to face stereotypes head-on, explore solutions and discover sensible organizational design to improve cultural awareness and sensitivity in a variety of settings.
Harm Reduction in the Parent-Child Relationship (2.0 CEUs)
Kelli Hanlon, MSW, LCSW, Children’s Services Clinical Manager, Beacon Therapeutic, Chicago, IL
This session will provide an overview of the Family Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) Project, a Chicago based initiative that provides intensive clinical services with young single mothers (18-25 years) and their children (5 years and younger) that have experienced chronic trauma. This presentation will discuss how the use of harm reduction has enabled increased parental engagement in child-focused services. The presenter will provide a detailed overview of evidence-based parent-child services, including Child Parent Psychotherapy and DIR/Sensory Integration. This presentation will also provide details of free child assessment measures currently used within the program.
Homelessness and Teen Pregnancy (1.5 CEUs)
Melissa Maguire, Director Youth Shelter Network, The Night Ministry, Chicago, IL
This session will address how homelessness and teen pregnancy impacts young women and their child(ren). A video on a shelter program, that serves homeless teen parents, that has young parents sharing their experiences, will be used to review youth resiliencies and community supports needed to support these young parents. Using information from the field and direct experience, this session will cover the role of education as a protective factor for both teen parenting and youth homelessness.
(additional sessions may be added)