Effective Engagement of Child Welfare Affected Parents

Instructors: Tricia N. Stephens, LCSW-R, Ph.D., Jeanette Vega & Eva Santiago

Date:     Friday February 23, 2018

Time:    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Course Code: SWEECWAP

Cost: $70

Room: Silberman/326

Description: Working with child welfare involved parents is inherently stressful work and can prove challenging, even for workers who are determined to provide high quality services to parents experiencing stress. This training is designed to help direct practice workers build positive, respectful and supportive relationships with the parents served in Child Welfare settings (agencies, schools, justice involved, and mental health)? This training is for child welfare social workers and other direct practice providers who want to enhance their engagement skills through focusing on relationships with parents. The training offers a blend of theory and practice with formerly child welfare involved parents sharing their experiences about what has worked for them in building more supportive and collaborative relationships that ultimately helped them to reunify with their children. The interactive panel discussion, consisting of parents and child welfare workers, will be followed by a review of theory and interactive discussion. Handouts containing practical engagement skills will be provided.

CE Hours:  2

About the Instructor:

Areas of Expertise:
The Effects of Historical and Contemporary Trauma on Mental Health Functioning for People of the African Diaspora
Child Welfare – The Intersection of Parental Trauma Exposure and Family Stability


PHONE REGISTRATION: (212) 650-3850


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