Calming Children in Crisis

 

A major challenge in working with children who have experienced trauma is helping them manage the strong emotions often experienced as a result. Feelings of emotional pain resulting from maltreatment and loss often present as anger. Children may feel overwhelmed by their feelings and express anger in a way that places themselves and others at risk. This course provides skills for helpers to assist children in identifying and managing their feelings in a healthy manner. Specific skills taught include helping children identify and label their feelings, cope with feelings of anger, develop a “Safety Plan,” and learn how and when to use the plan. The skills taught in this course are helpful for persons working with children in a wide variety of settings including family foster care, and residential and educational facilities.

$19.95

Hours: 1.00
REL-HHS-CWLA-CCC

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

National Academy of Certified Care Managers

1.0 HOURS



Relias,LLC is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #18-502RA.

This activity approved for 1.00 CMC contact hours

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-CWLA-CCC
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Help children cope effectively with anger by using a sequential safety plan.
List the Do's and Don'ts of helping children talk duing and after an incident.
Assist children to develop follow-up plans that reduce the likelihood that problem incidents will re-occur.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributors B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Safety Plan A. Why is Anger Such an Issue for Our Children? B. Why is Anger Such an Issue for Our Children?, continued C. Anger Management Goals D. Coping Effectively With Anger Section 3: Using the Safety Plan A. Helping Children Calm Down B. So what is a Safety Plan? C. Cognitive Strategies D. Behavioral Strategies E. Cognitive and Behavioral Strategies F. Let’s Review G. Teaching Children How to Use the Safety Plan H. Helping Children Use Their Plans - Do’s I. Helping Children Use Their Plans - Do’s, continued J. Helping Children Use Their Plans - Don’ts K. Let’s Practice Section 4: Helping Children Talk A. Helping Children Talk B. Skills for Talking When Angry C. Helping Children Talk about an Incident - Do’s D. Helping Children Talk about an Incident - Don’ts E. Let’s Practice F. Helpful Staff Behavior Section 5: Helping Children Build a Plan A. Helping Children Build a Plan B. A Plan to Address the Incident C. A Plan to Revise the Safety Plan D. A Plan to Re-Enter the Milieu E. Let’s Practice Section 6: Summary A. Summary B. References C. Congratulations

Instructor: Donna Petras Ph.D., MSW
Dr. Petras is the Director of Models of Practcie and Training Development at the Child Welfare League of America. Dr. Petras has many years of experience in working with children and families including as caseworker, supervisor, trainer, administrator, professor, consultant in program development, and author. She is the former Director of Foster Care for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and Past-President of the U.S. National Association of State Foster Care Managers. Dr. Petras has conducted research and published in the areas of child neglect, kinship care, and parenting. Since 2004, she has worked in Ethiopia and Tanzania to develop graduate schools of social work and to create social services for orphaned and vulnerable children and their families. She is Professor Emerita at the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago. Disclosure: Donna Petras Ph.D., MSW 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: intermediate and advanced level General Staff; 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.
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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 Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@relias.com