Strengths Based Approach in Working with At-Risk Youth

Strengths Based Approach in Working with At-Risk Youth 

“Vulnerable youth have characteristics and experiences that put them at risk of developing problem behaviors and outcomes that have the potential to hurt their community, themselves, or both” (Fernandes-Alcantara, 2018). This means that helping families understand the inner and external strengths that each family member holds could help them to better understand one another.

In this course, you will learn how to help families identify “the expert” in their lives to help them begin to learn the parts of their emotional health that are in their control. You will discover the importance of your job as a professional who educates youth and their family on this perspective, helping them understand the tools available to them so they can further strengthen their family.



$15.00

Hours: 1.25
REL-HHS-0-WYSBP-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (18 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 Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.25 HOURS







Relias, 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 , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.25 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.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours. Content Area: P1, C2

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, 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, 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 Reading-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.25 General 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, 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.

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

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, 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, LLC 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, 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 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.

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

1.25 HOURS


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

Pennsylvania Certification Board

1.25 HOURS


PCB Approved Education
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

1.25 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.25 CEHs.

Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

1.25 HOURS


Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-WYSBP-V2
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2022
Learning Objectives:
Identify signature strengths for setting and achieving life goals.
Summarize how strengths-based approaches can be effective for at-risk youth and their families.
Incorporate a strengths-based approach in your own setting.
Apply interventions and techniques appropriate to various developmental stages and age groups.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: A Strengths-Based Perspective and Framework

Meet Deveondre

Focusing on Problems vs. Solutions

Strengths of a Strengths-Based Practice

Helping Your Clients Identify Their Strengths

Meet Richard

Identifying Strengths with a Solution Focus

24 Signature Strengths

Quick Check

Resilience Theory

Delinquent Behaviors

Assessments Used in Strengths-Based Approaches

The Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents

The Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale, Second Edition

The VIA Survey of Character Strengths

Family History Questionnaire

Family Protective Factor Worksheet

Quick Check

Treatment Goals and Objectives

Meet Harlow

A Word on Emotion Regulation

Case Study: Sally

Review

Summary

Section 3: Developmental Considerations when Using Strengths-Based Approaches

Understanding Developmental Levels

Working with Children 6 to 8 Years Old

Case Study: Jimmy

Working with Children 8 to 11 Years Old

Case Study: Coleen

Working with Children 11 to 14 Years Old

Meet Jessica

Strategies for Engagement

Empowering Caregivers with Youth 11 to 14 Years Old

Working with Children 14 to 18 Years Old

Intervention Example: 14 to 18 Years Old

Intervention Example for A Group: 14 to 18 Years Old

Build Rapport and Trust

Meet Them Where They Are

Ask, “Who are You?”

Focus on the Right Now

Review

Summary

Section 4: Augmenting Strengths-Based Approaches

Communication and Group Story

Communicating Feelings

Mindfulness

Foster Self-Awareness

Meet Brandon: A

Strengths-Based Approach in Practice

Strengths-Based Approaches and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Helping Youth Focus in Session

Case Study Example: Frank

Strengths-Based Approaches and Depression

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Congratulations!

Instructor: Robin Whisnant, MS
Robin Whisnant, MS has her 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).. For eight years, Robin led a weekly support group for children and teens at a domestic violence shelter. In 2010, she started a child and adolescent program at a non-profit agency. She currently works with over 500 families a year with her therapy dog Meka. 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 works as a mental health consultant for Headstart programs in eight rural counties of Georgia. Disclosure: Robin Whisnant, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Naju Madra, M.A.

Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.

In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.

Disclosure: Naju Madra, M.A. 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 level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; intermediate level Professional Counselors; intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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