Strengths Based Approach in Working with At-Risk Youth

 

This course will help you understand how to apply the strength-based model to specific age and developmental groups. You will learn why this is important and explore techniques and interventions specific to the various age groups.

$19.95

Hours: 1.25
REL-HHS-0-WYSBP

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (21 Match)

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.25 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Registered Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.5 HOURS







Relias Learning, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias Learning, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.25 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.25 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.25 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias Learning, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.25 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.25 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.25 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-R
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

1.25 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias Learning, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.25 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias Learning is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

The Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.25 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours. Content Area: C7, R1

Connecticut Certification Board

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.25 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.25 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

1.25 HOURS


Categories Counselor II, CARS II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP II
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-WYSBP
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Identify signature strengths for setting and achieving life goals.
Explain why identifying strengths is important for clients and their families.
Incorporate a strength-based approach in your practice.
Apply interventions and techniques to various development and age groups.
Associate interventions to specific mental health challenges.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives

Section 2: A Strength-Based Perspective and Framework Introduction
A. Meet Devondre
B. Focusing on Problems versus Solutions
C. Strengths of a Strength-Based Practice
D. Helping Your Clients Identify Their Strengths
E. Identifying Strengths with a Solution-Focus
F. Twenty-Four Signature Strengths
G. Assessments Used in Strength-Based Approaches
H. The Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents
I. The Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale–Second Edition
J. Family History Questionnaire
K. Family Protective Factor Worksheet
L. Quick Check
M. Treatment Goals and Objectives
N. Putting This Into Practice
O. Quick Check
P. Case Study: Sally
Q. Summary

Section 3: Considerations when Using a Strength-Based Approach
A. Understanding Developmental Levels
B. Working with Children 6 to 8 Years Old
C. Case Study: Jimmy
D. Working with Children 8 to 11 Years Old
E. Case Study: Coleen
F. Working with Children 11 to 14 Years Old
G. Empowering Caregivers With Youth 11 to 14 Years Old
H. Intervention Example: 11 to 14 Years Old
I. Working with Children 14 to 18 Years Old
J. Intervention Example: 14 to 18 Years Old
K. Quick Check
L. Build Rapport and Trust
M. Meet Them Where They Are
N. Ask, “Who are You?”
O. Focus on the Right Now
P. Meet Jamal
Q. Summary

Section 4: Augmenting Your Strength-Based Approaches
A. Communication Improvement
B. Active Listening
C. Communicating Feelings
D. Understanding Personality in Communication
E. Self-Regulation
F. Mindfulness
G. Foster Self-Awareness
H. Biologically Enacting Change
I. Strength-Based Approaches and These Chemicals
J. Meet Brandon
K. Strength-Based Approaches and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
L. A Note on Medication
M. Case Study Example: Frank
N. Strength-Based Approaches and Depression
O. Therapeutic Board Games
P. Solution Kits for Young Children
Q. Case Study: Makayla
R. Summary

Section 5: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributors
C. Resources
D. References
E. Congratulations

Instructor: Robin Whisnant, MS
Robin Whisnant has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling and specializes in working with children, youth, and their families. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified Trauma Specialist in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is also a certified Anger Management Specialist. For several years, Robin has led a weekly support group for children and teens at a domestic violence shelter that serves five counties in Georgia. In 2010, she started a child and adolescent program at a non-profit agency, Mustard Seed Counseling Services, where she currently works with over 500 families a year. Additionally, Robin is part of a national cohort of therapists who continually work together to gain more expertise and research data in working with families recovering from trauma. She also writes about life as a trauma-focused play therapist and is a parenting coach and a part-time school counselor. She also teaches self-care to professionals and speaks to caregivers of foster children. Robin loves to speak to college students about the child and adolescent counseling profession. Gardening with her husband and playing with her grandchildren are big parts of her daily self-care program. Disclosure: Robin Whisnant, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry and intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; entry and intermediate level Professional Counselors; entry and intermediate level Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias Learning will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Relias Learning has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias Learning will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias Learning at support@reliaslearning.com.
All courses offered by Relias Learning, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Learning Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@reliaslearning.com