Best Practices for Behavioral Health in Child Welfare

Best Practices for Behavioral Health in Child Welfare 

Children and youth in the child welfare system find themselves involved in the child welfare system most often because of a negative and unsafe home environment. As a result, they often have significant risk factors that also contribute to behavioral health conditions. Professionals working with children and youth in the child welfare system should be aware of the risk and protective factors common among children and youth they work with, the screening and assessment process for identifying risk and protective factors, and strategies they can use to help children and youth overcome challenges and access needed treatment for identified behavioral health issues. This course is applicable to practitioners working in children, youth, and family agencies or with youth involved in child welfare with behavioral health disorders. This includes social workers, therapists, counselors, nurses and physicians. DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.

$15.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-HHS-0-BPBHCW

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (19 Match)

Association of Social Work Boards

1.0 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 1.00 General continuing education clock hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

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

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.0 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.0 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

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

1.0 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 1.00 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

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

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours.

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

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


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

1.0 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-BPBHCW
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Explain risk and protective factors that contribute to mental health in the lives of children in out-of-home placements.
Discuss the screening and assessment process for children and youth involved in the child welfare system with behavioral health issues.
Identify challenges experienced by children and youth in child welfare with behavioral health issues.
Discuss strategies child welfare workers can use to help children and youth in the child welfare system with emotional and behavioral health issues overcome challenges.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Intersection of Child Welfare and Behavioral Health

Child Welfare Placements

Out of Home Placements and Behavioral Health

Common Behavioral Health Disorders Among Youth in Child Welfare

Quick Check

Risk Factors

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Trauma

Broken or Unstable Familial (and Other) Relationships

Frequent Transitions

The Use of Psychotropic Medications

Strengths and Protective Factors

Quick Check

Review

Summary

Section 3: The Screening and Assessment Process

Identifying Risk and Protective Factors

The Screening and Assessment Process

Direct Interactions and Observations

Beyond Behavioral Health

Quick Check

Review

Summary

Section 4: Strategies for Addressing Challenges

Challenges

Collaborate with Treatment Providers

Build Resiliency

Enhance Protective Factors

Use Trauma-Informed Practices

Knowledge About Psychotropic Drugs

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.

Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Nicole Ellis

Ms. Ellis experience spans 16 years, including in a child welfare organization where she has worked for more than 12 years. She has been a Program Performance Analyst for child welfare, mental health, early childhood and community based programs. She has also been instrumental in leading training and professional development work for child welfare staff, partnering with leaders to ensure compliance with regulatory and contractual mandates and most recently, Human Resources and workforce development work for child welfare and other human services staff in her current Chief Human Resources Officer role.

Prior to her involvement in the human services sector, Ms. Ellis worked as a Project Assistant and as a Research Assistant for the National Center for Substance Abuse and Addiction (CASA) at Columbia University where she was involved in research funded by entities such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  and the National Institute of Health (NIH) focused on examining drug and alcohol misuse and addiction and access to substance abuse treatment for individuals who were concurrently accessing public assistance in New York City, NY.

Disclosure: Nicole Ellis 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 Marriage and Family Therapists; intermediate level Professional Counselors; intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, 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.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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.
Accommodations
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