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    • 06/10/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 29
    Register

    This training will be offered online. 

    Complete your registration and you will receive handouts electronically before the training event.

    You will need to download the free Zoom program for your computer or cell phone. https://zoom.us/meetings

    We will email to the online link for the training in an email prior to the training.


    This training is for parents and caregivers of people developmental and intellectual disabilities.

    Sexuality is a basic part of being human, and sexual development begins when we are born and continues throughout our lives.  Many family members and caregivers struggle with discussing the topic of relationships, intimacy, sexuality and safety and also with how to present the information in a way that the person with developmental disability will understand. Thus, it is necessary to empower caregivers so they can empower the people they care about. 

    People with a developmental disabilities deserve to learn about their physical, emotional, and social growth as it relates to their sexual development.  They should have freedom to ask questions and be supported to learn in an environment that is non-judgmental, free of fear, shame, and exploitation. This will be an open and honest discussion about sexuality and supporting your family member or the person you support to feel safe.


    Approved for 2 SW General CEU hours by LA NASW and

    for 2 Legal CLE hours

    Training will be cancelled and rescheduled if minimum registration number of 15 participants is not met. 

    Learning Objectives:

    Outcome 1: Participants will increase knowledge about how disability impacts sexual development.

    Outcome 2: Participants will increase knowledge about responses to questions about sexuality.

    Outcome 3: Participants will increase knowledge to support healthy sexuality for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities including informed consent, safety, and protection.

    Who Should Attend?

    Family Members

    Caregivers

    Professionals

    of People with (Self-Advocates) with Developmental

    and Intellectual Disabilities


    Attendees must pre-register online. There is no fee to register. 

    On-site registration is not available.

    This training is provided in collaboration with the 

    Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council.

    QUESTIONS?

    sharon@teamdynamicsweb.com

    985-624-3514

    The Presenters:

    Dr. Rebecca Mandal-Blasio is the Clinical Director in Louisiana for Autism Spectrum Therapies and is a BCBA-D. She leads a team of BCBA Supervisors and Behavior Interventionists serving families in and around the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Florida Parishes areas. A Louisiana native, Dr. Mandal-Blasio received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as part of the Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Clinic. She also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill's Center for Development and Learning where she studied mental health issues in people with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Louisiana and the former Director of the Northlake Resource Center on Developmental Disabilities where she conducted statewide training for caregivers and professional on topics related to people who have a dual diagnosis of  developmental disabilities and psychiatric/behavior problems. Dr. Mandal-Blasio has presented on these topics nationally and internationally in addition to publishing articles and chapters. 

    Sharon Delvisco, MSW has over 30 years of experience. Sharon enjoys advocating for people with disabilities.  She has provided supported employment, supported living, community connections, mentoring, behavior and life skills support for people with all abilities, their families and the agencies that provide services to live in the community.  She believes all people should be supported to live the lifestyle of their choice in the community.  “Separate is not equal” is the guiding principle for all her work and advocacy efforts in the human services field. Sharon is an advisor for the Louisiana People First Northshore Chapter self-advocacy group.  She has experience organizing, facilitating, and developing training for people with disabilities, their families and the agencies that provide community based services.  She has planned conferences, events, facilitated board retreats, developed and provided training in a variety of locations.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of New Orleans and a master’s degree in social work from Southern University at New Orleans. Sharon is currently a doctoral student in Social Work at USC. Sharon is employed as a Training Coordinator with Team Dynamics, LLC.






       

     



    • 06/10/2020
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 39
    Register

    This training will be offered online. 

    Complete your registration and you will receive handouts electronically before the training event.

    You will need to download the free Zoom program for your computer or cell phone. https://zoom.us/meetings

    We will email to the online link for the training in an email prior to the training.


    This training is for people developmental and intellectual disabilities.

    Sexuality is a basic part of being human, and sexual development begins when you are born and continues throughout your life.  Many people with disabilities struggle with discussing the topic of relationships, intimacy, sexuality and safety. Thus, it is necessary to empower caregivers so they can empower the people they care about. 

    People with a developmental disabilities deserve to learn about their physical, emotional, and social growth as it relates to their sexual development.  You should have the freedom to ask questions and be supported to learn in an environment that is non-judgmental, free of fear, shame, and exploitation. This will be an open and honest discussion about your sexuality and supporting your family member or caregivers.


    Approved for 2 SW General CEU hours by LA NASW and

    for 2 Legal CLE hours

    Training will be cancelled and rescheduled if minimum registration number of 15 participants is not met. 

    Learning Objectives:

    Outcome 1: Participants will increase knowledge about how disability impacts sexual development.

    Outcome 2: Participants will increase knowledge about responses to questions about sexuality.

    Outcome 3: Participants will increase knowledge to support healthy sexuality for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities including informed consent, safety, and protection.

    Who Should Attend?

    People with (Self-Advocates) Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities


    Attendees must pre-register online. There is no fee to register. 

    On-site registration is not available.

    This training is provided in collaboration with the 

    Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council.

    QUESTIONS?

    sharon@teamdynamicsweb.com

    985-624-3514

    The Presenters:

    Dr. Rebecca Mandal-Blasio is the Clinical Director in Louisiana for Autism Spectrum Therapies and is a BCBA-D. She leads a team of BCBA Supervisors and Behavior Interventionists serving families in and around the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Florida Parishes areas. A Louisiana native, Dr. Mandal-Blasio received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as part of the Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Clinic. She also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill's Center for Development and Learning where she studied mental health issues in people with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Louisiana and the former Director of the Northlake Resource Center on Developmental Disabilities where she conducted statewide training for caregivers and professional on topics related to people who have a dual diagnosis of  developmental disabilities and psychiatric/behavior problems. Dr. Mandal-Blasio has presented on these topics nationally and internationally in addition to publishing articles and chapters. 

    Sharon Delvisco, MSW has over 30 years of experience. Sharon enjoys advocating for people with disabilities.  She has provided supported employment, supported living, community connections, mentoring, behavior and life skills support for people with all abilities, their families and the agencies that provide services to live in the community.  She believes all people should be supported to live the lifestyle of their choice in the community.  “Separate is not equal” is the guiding principle for all her work and advocacy efforts in the human services field. Sharon is an advisor for the Louisiana People First Northshore Chapter self-advocacy group.  She has experience organizing, facilitating, and developing training for people with disabilities, their families and the agencies that provide community based services.  She has planned conferences, events, facilitated board retreats, developed and provided training in a variety of locations.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of New Orleans and a master’s degree in social work from Southern University at New Orleans. Sharon is currently a doctoral student in Social Work at USC. Sharon is employed as a Training Coordinator with Team Dynamics, LLC.






       

     



    • 06/15/2020
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • 06/17/2020
    • 12:15 PM (CDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    NEW COURSE FOR 2020!

    We will be offering this course via ZOOM Technology due to COVID-19.


    THIS EVENT IS FULL! You may sign up for the waitlist.


    10am to 12:15pm

    June 15-17, 2020

    Please register now! We will send the link and your materials a few days prior to the sessions via email. You must attend each workshop session to receive the code for the next day. The online classroom will be locked at 10:10 am to avoid interruptions to the session and for security purposes. You must be on time. The workshop is presented live, not via recording.

    You do need a computer (with a microphone and sound/speakers) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. You need an internet connection. It is not required that you have a camera set up. This session is not designed for audio-only participation.

    This workshop is being offered at a reduced rate of $10 for all three sessions. All child welfare practitioners are invited to participate: attorneys, social workers, foster parents, CASA staff and volunteers, teachers, law enforcement, medical staff, etc.

    APPROVED: 6.5 hours of Social Work CEU and 6.5 hours CLE,

    including 1 hour each of Legal Ethics and Legal Professionalism

    This three-day, interactive workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the Child in Need of Care (CINC) practice. Designed for a multi-disciplinary audience, this workshop will incorporate adult learning theory, lecture, small group activities and interactive practice using real case scenarios. Topics will explore constitutional, federal and state law, ethics in practice, child development and trauma in child welfare cases.  The ethics portion of this workshop will focus on practice as guided by the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys and the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have gained a greater understanding of constitutional, federal and state laws that govern CINC practice, the purpose of each of hearing; concepts of timely permanency for families; reasonable efforts to prevent removal and to achieve the permanency goal; ethical rules and regulations; roles and responsibilities of involved parties and the impact of child development and trauma on children and parents.  

    Fundamentals of Child Welfare is an asset for improving the knowledge base of Attorneys, CASA, Child Welfare Staff, Social Workers and others who provide professional service, representation, advocacy and/or care for children in need of care and/or their parents. Those new to the Child Welfare profession, as well as those wanting a refresher, will especially appreciate this workshop.

    Registration is $10 

    PRESENTED BY:

    • Franchesca Hamilton-Acker, JD, Acadiana Legal Services Corporation
    • D’Juannia Judge, LCSW, CSM with LA Dept. of Children and Families (DCFS)
    • Thailund Porter-Green, JD , Pelican Center for Children and Families
    • Sharon B. Worthy, LMSW, Retired DCFS and SW Consultant
    There are no cancellations accepted for this training. If you know someone that can take your place we can swap your registration.



    FAQs

    Who do I call with any questions? Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.

    What's the refund policy?

    We do not offer refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another person. Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.


    • 06/18/2020
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 06/19/2020
    • 12:15 PM (CDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 14
    Register


    NEW for 2020! ONLINE!

    We will be offering this course via ZOOM Technology due to COVID-19.

    Please register now to receive the link via email. You must attend the online workshop session to receive the code for the next day. Sessions will be locked at 10:10 am. To reduce interruptions, you must be on time. The workshop is presented live, not via recording.

    You will need a computer (with sound/speakers) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. It is not required that you have a camera set up.

    This workshop is being offered at a reduced rate of $10 for all three sessions. All child welfare practitioners are invited to participate: attorneys, social workers, foster parents, CASA staff and volunteers, teachers, law enforcement, medical staff, etc.

    APPROVED: 5.5 hours of Social Work CEU and 6.0 hours CLE,

    including 1 hour of Legal Professionalism

    What does it mean to be Culturally Smart?

    • being aware of one's own world view
    • developing positive attitudes towards cultural differences
    • gaining knowledge of different cultural practices and world views
    • developing skills for communication and interaction across cultures



    What does it mean to be Culturally Smart?

    being aware of one's own world view

    developing positive attitudes towards cultural differences

    gaining knowledge of different cultural practices and world views

    developing skills for communication and interaction across cultures

    This training experience is designed for multidisciplinary professionals who touch the lives of families and children in the Child Welfare System. It is developed to enhance the ability of child welfare practitioners to respond to the unique needs and differences of children and families of various racial and ethnic groups in ways that are culturally congruent to improve outcomes for children and families. Culture S.M.A.R.T. is an engaging experience that simulates aspects of what it is like to “walk in another racial, ethnic or cultural group’s shoes.” In the shoes of another person and come face to face with personal bias and perspectives and assumptions. This training helps us to build skills and knowledge of other cultures and identify opportunities for growth and development in a safe environment. Presenting cultural differences as a reflection of the way we solve similar problems promotes a sense of our common humanity, recognize we are all in this together for challenges in Child Welfare. Understanding this basic notion allows us to view cultural differences as a rich reservoir of solutions to real world concerns. Instead of looking upon cultural differences as things to be tolerated, we can relate to each other as cultural problem solvers with the same desired goals – better outcomes for children and families.

    Presenter: Patsy Wilkerson, M.A.


    CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS:

    This course is pending 6 CLE approval (including 1 hour of professionalism) by the LSBA MCLE Committee.

    It is approved for 5.5 general hours by the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners. 


    FAQs

    Who do I call with any questions? Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.

    What's the refund policy?

    We do not offer refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another person. Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.


    • 06/23/2020
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 06/24/2020
    • 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 36
    Register


    NEW for 2020! ONLINE!

    We will be offering this course via ZOOM Technology due to COVID-19.

    Please register now to receive the link via email. You must attend the online workshop session to receive the code for the next day. Sessions will be locked at 10:10 am. To reduce interruptions, you must be on time. The workshop is presented live, not via recording.

    You will need a computer (with sound/speakers) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. It is not required that you have a camera set up.

    This workshop is being offered at a reduced rate of $10 for all three sessions. All child welfare practitioners are invited to participate: attorneys, social workers, foster parents, CASA staff and volunteers, teachers, law enforcement, medical staff, etc.

    APPROVED: 5.5 hours of Social Work CEU and 6.0 hours CLE,

    including 1 hour of Legal Professionalism

    What does it mean to be Culturally Smart?
    • being aware of one's own world view
    • developing positive attitudes towards cultural differences
    • gaining knowledge of different cultural practices and world views
    • developing skills for communication and interaction across cultures




    What does it mean to be Culturally Smart?

    being aware of one's own world view

    developing positive attitudes towards cultural differences

    gaining knowledge of different cultural practices and world views

    developing skills for communication and interaction across cultures

    This training experience is designed for multidisciplinary professionals who touch the lives of families and children in the Child Welfare System. It is developed to enhance the ability of child welfare practitioners to respond to the unique needs and differences of children and families of various racial and ethnic groups in ways that are culturally congruent to improve outcomes for children and families. Culture S.M.A.R.T. is an engaging experience that simulates aspects of what it is like to “walk in another racial, ethnic or cultural group’s shoes.” In the shoes of another person and come face to face with personal bias and perspectives and assumptions. This training helps us to build skills and knowledge of other cultures and identify opportunities for growth and development in a safe environment. Presenting cultural differences as a reflection of the way we solve similar problems promotes a sense of our common humanity, recognize we are all in this together for challenges in Child Welfare. Understanding this basic notion allows us to view cultural differences as a rich reservoir of solutions to real world concerns. Instead of looking upon cultural differences as things to be tolerated, we can relate to each other as cultural problem solvers with the same desired goals – better outcomes for children and families.

    Presenter: Patsy Wilkerson, M.A.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS:

    This course is pending 6 CLE approval (including 1 hour of professionalism) by the LSBA MCLE Committee.

    It is approved for 5.5 general hours by the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners. 


    FAQs

    Who do I call with any questions? Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.

    What's the refund policy?

    We do not offer refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another person. Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.


Past events

05/19/2020 ONLINE Culture S.M.A.R.T.
05/12/2020 ONLINE: Fundamentals of Child Welfare
05/08/2020 ONLINE DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
05/08/2020 ONLINE DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers
04/24/2020 ONLINE DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
04/24/2020 ONLINE - DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers
04/21/2020 ONLINE Culture S.M.A.R.T.
04/07/2020 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: A Families Helping Families Forum
04/02/2020 Culture S.M.A.R.T.
03/31/2020 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: A Families Helping Families Forum
03/17/2020 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: A Families Helping Families Forum
03/05/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental - New Orleans
03/05/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - New Orleans
03/05/2020 Fundamentals of Child Welfare - Alexandria
02/18/2020 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: A Families Helping Families Forum
02/11/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities- Bossier
02/11/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - Bossier
02/07/2020 Postponed - Culture S.M.A.R.T.
01/21/2020 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: A Families Helping Families Forum
01/17/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities- Monroe
01/17/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - Monroe
01/09/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Family Members/Caregivers - Lake Charles
01/08/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities- Baton Rouge
01/08/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - Baton Rouge
12/09/2019 Safety Decision Making - Law & Best Practices
12/09/2019 Safety Decision Making - Law & Best Practices
12/03/2019 LAPEN 12th Annual Parenting Educators Summit
11/12/2019 Together We Can Conference
11/07/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities- Alexandria
11/07/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - Alexandria
10/25/2019 Mosaic Dimension 2.0- Kenner
10/14/2019 Cultural Consciousness Training
10/10/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - Metairie
09/23/2019 Child Welfare Basics - New Orleans
09/17/2019 Cultural Consciousness Training
08/16/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Baton Rouge
08/13/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Southeast LA Region
08/12/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Florida Parishes Region
08/08/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - CENLA Region
08/07/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Northwest LA Region
08/07/2019 Mosaic Dimension 2.0- Lake Charles
07/30/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Bayou Region
07/25/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Shreveport
07/17/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Capital Area
07/16/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Southwest Louisiana
07/15/2019 Safety Decision Making - Lunchtime Webinar
07/09/2019 National Indian and Native American WIC Coalition Conference (NINAWC)
06/19/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Monroe
06/18/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Northeast Louisiana
06/18/2019 Mosaic Dimension 2.0-Monroe
06/13/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Acadiana Area
06/13/2019 Child Welfare Basics - Houma
05/23/2019 Safety Decision Making - Lunchtime Webinar
05/10/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Pineville
05/02/2019 Safety Decision Making - Law & Best Practices (LIVE)
04/17/2019 Cultural Consciousness Training
04/12/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Covington
04/05/2019 Complex Trauma Conference
04/01/2019 Child Welfare Basics - Monroe
03/25/2019 Strengthening Families Against Opioids
03/25/2019 Cultural Consciousness Training
03/18/2019 Strengthening Families Against Opioids
03/15/2019 Mosaic Dimension 2.0- Houma
03/11/2019 Strengthening Families Against Opioids
03/08/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Lafayette
02/19/2019 Safety Decision Making - Lunchtime Webinar
02/15/2019 Safety Decision Making - Law & Best Practices (LIVE)
02/08/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Lake Charles
01/17/2019 Child Welfare Basics - Lake Charles
01/08/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Terrebonne
12/21/2018 Holiday Office Closure
12/11/2018 Safety Decision Making - Lunchtime Webinar
12/05/2018 Safety Decision Making - Law & Best Practices (LIVE)
12/03/2018 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Self Advocates
12/03/2018 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Parents & Caregivers
11/28/2018 Child Welfare Basics - Shreveport
11/09/2018 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - New Orleans
11/02/2018 Mosaic Dimension 2.0
10/15/2018 Together We Can Conference


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