Promoting Normalcy for Youth in Foster Care

Promoting Normalcy for Youth in Foster Care 

Normalcy is when youth learn skills, take advantage of opportunities, and develop relationships while growing up in a stable, loving family within a supportive community. However, too many youth in foster care are denied opportunities to achieve normalcy. The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 is a groundbreaking federal law designed to promote permanency, well-being, and normalcy for youth in foster care. This course will provide an overview of the benefits and barriers to normalcy for youth in foster care settings and describe the provisions of the Strengthening Families Act related to promoting normalcy. Also, general information will be provided on roles and responsibilities of case workers, foster parents and caregivers, lawmakers, judges, youth, and community agencies and service providers to comply with the provisions of the Act. The content in this course is applicable to behavioral health counseling professionals, case/care management professionals, marriage and family therapy professionals, public guardians, and social work professionals.

$15.00

Hours: 1.25
REL-BHC-0-NORM

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (8 Match)

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-NORM
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe the benefits of and barriers to achieving normalcy for youth in foster care.
Explain legislative responsibilities towards permanency and stability in the lives of youth in foster care.
Discuss systems of care and how systems can best support normalcy and permanency in the lives of youth in foster care.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Achieving Normalcy Among Foster Care Youth

Consider This

Delila

Normalcy Defined

Barriers to Achieving Normalcy

Benefits of Achieving Normalcy 

Review with Delila

Summary

Section 3: Government and Program Responsibilities

More Training for Delila

Overview of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act

Age-Appropriate Activities

Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard

Training for Foster Parents and Caregivers

Designate a Caregiver

Liability Protections

Transition Planning

Judicial Review

Youth Rights

Promoting Normalcy for Special Populations

Review with Delila

Summary

Section 4: Systems of Care: Roles and Responsibilities

Maggie to Delila: Everyone Has a Role and Responsibility

Lawmakers

Judges

Foster Parents and Caregivers

Youth

Community Agencies and Service Providers

Review with Delila

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Frederick M. Martone, PhD
Frederick M. Martone, PhD., is a licensed psychologist and licensed MFT. He completed his Masters degree at Duquesne University and his doctorate from California Graduate School. He completed pre-doctorate work at Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, and post-doctorate work at California Department of Mental Health Camarillo State Hospital. He is licensed in the state of California. He has experience teaching graduate school, working in private practice, as a psychologist for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, in non-profit residential, foster care, non-public schools, and as psychologist for the State of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Primary areas of focus include assessment, individual and family psychotherapy, consultation, and supervision. Disclosure: Frederick M. Martone, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Professional Counselors; Social Work; 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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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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