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    • 01/08/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Terrebonne Parish Library 4130 W Park Avenue, Gray, LA 70359
    • 29
    Register


    This training is for Self Advocates with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their family members and/or caregivers.

    Sexuality is a basic part of being human, and sexual development begins when we are born and continues throughout our lives.  As a person with a developmental disabilities you deserve to learn about your physical, emotional, and social growth about sexuality, and you have the freedom to learn about these things in a way that is non-judgmental, free of fear, shame, and exploitation. This will be an open and honest discussion about sexuality and keeping yourself safe.

    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. There will be a session for self advocates and a session for family members/caregivers at each location listed.

    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?

    Self Advocates with Developmental

    and Intellectual Disabilities

    Family Members

    Caregivers

    Professionals


    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.






       

     



    • 01/17/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBA - Lake Charles, LA
    • 77
    Register


    Join us for a one-day workshop focused on the fundamentals of the Child in Need of Care practice. This program is designed for a multi-disciplinary audience. Faculty members will discuss the constitutional, federal and state law underlying child welfare cases. Attendees will explore these legal principles, as well as the concepts of timely permanency for families, reasonable efforts both to prevent removal and to further the permanency goal, child development, the impact of trauma on child behavior, and the roles and responsibilities of the various parties to a child welfare case. The roles and responsibilities session will include a focus on ethics – namely, the guiding ethical rules and regulations for the different professional roles. The training will incorporate adult learning theory, incorporating lecture, small group discussion and interactive practice. Child Welfare Law Specialist applicants will enjoy this refresher course prior to sitting for the examination.

    Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials.

    Submitted for approval - for 6.5 CLEs including 1.3 hours of ethics as approved by the Louisiana Supreme Court's MCLE Committee.

    This program was submitted for approval -  for 6.5 general CEU contact hours of continuing education units by the National Association of Social Workers - Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

    CLE/CEU credit will only be issued for time attended.

    LA DCFS Staff members may attend without payment in advance. Contact your supervisor for authorization. DCFS Training office will submit approved list.



    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.


    • 02/08/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Central Library, 301 W Claude St, Lake Charles, LA 70505
    • 9
    Register


    This training is for Self Advocates with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their family members and/or caregivers.

    Sexuality is a basic part of being human, and sexual development begins when we are born and continues throughout our lives.  As a person with a developmental disabilities you deserve to learn about your physical, emotional, and social growth about sexuality, and you have the freedom to learn about these things in a way that is non-judgmental, free of fear, shame, and exploitation. This will be an open and honest discussion about sexuality and keeping yourself safe.

    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. There will be a session for self advocates and a session for family members/caregivers at each location listed.

    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?

    Self Advocates with Developmental

    and Intellectual Disabilities

    Family Members

    Caregivers

    Professionals


    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.






       

     



    • 02/15/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Baton Rouge- Capital Event Center 359 Third St. Baton Rouge, LA 70801
    • 79
    Register


    This course is based upon the American Bar Association publication, “Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys” (Guide), written by Therese Roe Lund, MSSW, National Resource Center for Child Protective Services and Jennifer Renne, JD, National Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues. A quote from the Introduction of the Guide summarizes both its purpose and the purpose of this course. “Safety planning in the child welfare system is a shared responsibility, but ultimately the court must make critical safety decisions such as whether to remove a child and when to return a child home. Judges rules on these choices every day, but often lack a decision-making structure, which can lead to following agency recommendations without a thorough inquiry. This can lead to an over-removal problem, rubber-stamping agency recommendations without knowing what’s driving the safety decision; or an under-removal problem, leaving children in unsafe conditions, or returning them home prematurely.

    Objectives: By the completion of the training, participants will be able to:

    • Understand that the Guide is not a new model.
    • Understand the purpose of DCFS’ implementation of Advanced Safety Focused Practice.
    • Define safe and unsafe child.
    • Define threat of danger and risk and distinguish between the two.
    • Define child vulnerability and protective capacity and understand the relationship between the two.
    • Articulate why information drives decisions about safety.
    • Understand what type of information is gathered in DCFS’s six areas of assessment and why the information is important to safety decision making.
    • Understand their role in safety decision making.

    Approved for 6 hours of CLE general hours by the Louisiana Supreme Court MCLE Committee.

    This program was approved for 6 general CEU contact hours of continuing education units by the National Association of Social Workers - Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

    Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials.

    LA DCFS Staff members may attend without payment in advance. Contact your supervisor for authorization. DCFS Training office will submit approved list.



    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.


    • 02/19/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
    • 500


    Determining if a Child is Safe 

    This webinar will explore basic definitions and concepts relative to safety decision-making. 
    • “Safe” v. “Unsafe” 
    • Six Areas of Assessment 
    • Safety Plans 
    • Safety and Risk Assessment 

    Handout materials and supporting documents will be distributed via email in advance of the webinar and available for download at the beginning of the webinar. 

    This webinar was recorded in 2017 and will be presented in full. All participants will receive CLE/CEU credit based on your attendance time. We receive a printout of all attendees and the time you were online with the presentation.

    Just a reminder that since this is a recording, some of the information mentioned in the webinar about upcoming training dates is not current.

     





    FAQs

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

    • 03/08/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Progressive Community Outreach Center 125 Gallien St Lafayette. LA 70501
    • 29
    Register


    This training is for Self Advocates with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their family members and/or caregivers.

    Sexuality is a basic part of being human, and sexual development begins when we are born and continues throughout our lives.  As a person with a developmental disabilities you deserve to learn about your physical, emotional, and social growth about sexuality, and you have the freedom to learn about these things in a way that is non-judgmental, free of fear, shame, and exploitation. This will be an open and honest discussion about sexuality and keeping yourself safe.

    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. There will be a session for self advocates and a session for family members/caregivers at each location listed.

    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?

    Self Advocates with Developmental

    and Intellectual Disabilities

    Family Members

    Caregivers

    Professionals


    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.






       

     



    • 03/15/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Houma: Duhe’ Center at Nicolls State University 235 Civic Center Blvd Houma, LA 70360
    • 40
    Register


    "Embracing 'Cultural Uniqueness and Differences' to make a Difference"

    This training introduces participants to the concepts of cultural diversity through the Mosaic Dimension Model. It helps to foster a climate of success to positively impact disproportionality & disparity for all children through seven extraordinary practices. The Mosaic Dimension is based on the assumption that children who are moving through the foster care system are as culturally unique and different as mosaic patterns. The Mosaic Dimension can be defined as a montage of people who bring a variety of invisible, undiscovered, backgrounds, styles, perspectives, values, patterns and beliefs as assets to relationships, communities, situations and environments. This experiential, scenario-based training is designed to go beyond traditional programs to explore this topic on a broader level. It includes a data-driven practicum designed to encourage and strengthen the transfer of knowledge and competencies to actual work experience. Presented by Patsy Wilkerson, MA. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Define Mosaic Dimension Model 2.0, Diversity, Disparity & Disproportionality
    • Interact with Child Welfare Case Flow Chart and identify their roles, touch points and impact on the system
    • Define primary, secondary & Mosaic Dimensions of diversity and the impact on foster care clients
    • Evaluate & discuss state and parish-wide disproportionality and disparity data and strategies to improve outcomes
    • Review implications of disproportionality data and ways practitioners can influence and possible change results
    • Discover applications for Mosaic Dimension Model and implications through a Practicum experience
    Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials. 6.0 CEU and CLE hours are approved. Credit will only be issued for time attended. 

    Pre-registration is required in order to plan for lunches/seating.
     

    For additional content information, contact Thailund Porter-Green at the Pelican Center: thailund.portergreen@pelicancenter.org

    If you need registration assistance, contact Jennifer Graffeo at Team Dynamics: jennifer@teamdynamicsweb.com







    • 03/25/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Tangipahoa Office of Public Health- 15481 W. Club Deluxe Road, Hammond, LA 70403
    • 40
    Register


    This course introduces participants to concepts of cultural consciousness in the workplace and explores the impact of personal views and values regarding sexual orientation, gender, race and ethnicity on their role. Through activities, videos and group discussions, participants explore the roots of their biases and assumptions and how these dynamics affect their working relationships with others.


    Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials.

    .



    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.


    • 04/01/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBA - Monroe, LA
    • 80
    Register


    Join us for a one-day workshop focused on the fundamentals of the Child in Need of Care practice. This program is designed for a multi-disciplinary audience. Faculty members will discuss the constitutional, federal and state law underlying child welfare cases. Attendees will explore these legal principles, as well as the concepts of timely permanency for families, reasonable efforts both to prevent removal and to further the permanency goal, child development, the impact of trauma on child behavior, and the roles and responsibilities of the various parties to a child welfare case. The roles and responsibilities session will include a focus on ethics – namely, the guiding ethical rules and regulations for the different professional roles. The training will incorporate adult learning theory, incorporating lecture, small group discussion and interactive practice. Child Welfare Law Specialist applicants will enjoy this refresher course prior to sitting for the examination.

    Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials.

    Submitted for approval - for 6.5 CLEs including 1.3 hours of ethics as approved by the Louisiana Supreme Court's MCLE Committee.

    This program was submitted for approval -  for 6.5 general CEU contact hours of continuing education units by the National Association of Social Workers - Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

    CLE/CEU credit will only be issued for time attended.

    LA DCFS Staff members may attend without payment in advance. Contact your supervisor for authorization. DCFS Training office will submit approved list.


    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.


    • 04/12/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Northshore Pastoral Center @ 4465 HWY 190 E Service Rd, Covington, LA 70433
    • 34
    Register


    This training is for Self Advocates with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their family members and/or caregivers.

    Sexuality is a basic part of being human, and sexual development begins when we are born and continues throughout our lives.  As a person with a developmental disabilities you deserve to learn about your physical, emotional, and social growth about sexuality, and you have the freedom to learn about these things in a way that is non-judgmental, free of fear, shame, and exploitation. This will be an open and honest discussion about sexuality and keeping yourself safe.

    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. There will be a session for self advocates and a session for family members/caregivers at each location listed.

    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?

    Self Advocates with Developmental

    and Intellectual Disabilities

    Family Members

    Caregivers

    Professionals


    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.






       

     



    • 04/17/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lafayette, LA-Progressive Community Outreach Center- 125 Gallien St. Lafayette, LA 70501
    • 40
    Register


    This course introduces participants to concepts of cultural consciousness in the workplace and explores the impact of personal views and values regarding sexual orientation, gender, race and ethnicity on their role. Through activities, videos and group discussions, participants explore the roots of their biases and assumptions and how these dynamics affect their working relationships with others.


    Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials.

    .



    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.


    • 05/02/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lafayette, LA- Progressive Community Outreach Center 125 Gallien St. Lafayette, LA 70501
    • 80
    Register


    This course is based upon the American Bar Association publication, “Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys” (Guide), written by Therese Roe Lund, MSSW, National Resource Center for Child Protective Services and Jennifer Renne, JD, National Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues. A quote from the Introduction of the Guide summarizes both its purpose and the purpose of this course. “Safety planning in the child welfare system is a shared responsibility, but ultimately the court must make critical safety decisions such as whether to remove a child and when to return a child home. Judges rules on these choices every day, but often lack a decision-making structure, which can lead to following agency recommendations without a thorough inquiry. This can lead to an over-removal problem, rubber-stamping agency recommendations without knowing what’s driving the safety decision; or an under-removal problem, leaving children in unsafe conditions, or returning them home prematurely.

    Objectives: By the completion of the training, participants will be able to:

    • Understand that the Guide is not a new model.
    • Understand the purpose of DCFS’ implementation of Advanced Safety Focused Practice.
    • Define safe and unsafe child.
    • Define threat of danger and risk and distinguish between the two.
    • Define child vulnerability and protective capacity and understand the relationship between the two.
    • Articulate why information drives decisions about safety.
    • Understand what type of information is gathered in DCFS’s six areas of assessment and why the information is important to safety decision making.
    • Understand their role in safety decision making.

    Approved for 6 hours of CLE general hours by the Louisiana Supreme Court MCLE Committee.

    This program was approved for 6 general CEU contact hours of continuing education units by the National Association of Social Workers - Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

    Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials.

    LA DCFS Staff members may attend without payment in advance. Contact your supervisor for authorization. DCFS Training office will submit approved list.




    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.


    • 05/10/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2840 Military Highway Alexandria. LA @ Families Helping Families at the Crossroads
    • 21
    Register


    This training is for Self Advocates with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their family members and/or caregivers.

    Sexuality is a basic part of being human, and sexual development begins when we are born and continues throughout our lives.  As a person with a developmental disabilities you deserve to learn about your physical, emotional, and social growth about sexuality, and you have the freedom to learn about these things in a way that is non-judgmental, free of fear, shame, and exploitation. This will be an open and honest discussion about sexuality and keeping yourself safe.

    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. There will be a session for self advocates and a session for family members/caregivers at each location listed.

    Approved for 2 SW General CEU hours by LA NASW and

    for 2 Legal CLE hours


    Families Helping Families at the Crossroads will provide refreshments and door prizes including a DVD portable player for all those that pre-register to attend this event.

    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?

    Self Advocates with Developmental

    and Intellectual Disabilities

    Family Members

    Caregivers

    Professionals


    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.






       

     



    • 05/23/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
    • 500


    Determining if a Child is Safe 

    This webinar will explore basic definitions and concepts relative to safety decision-making. 
    • “Safe” v. “Unsafe” 
    • Six Areas of Assessment 
    • Safety Plans 
    • Safety and Risk Assessment 

    Handout materials and supporting documents will be distributed via email in advance of the webinar and available for download at the beginning of the webinar. 

    This webinar was recorded in 2017 and will be presented in full. All participants will receive CLE/CEU credit based on your attendance time. We receive a printout of all attendees and the time you were online with the presentation.

    Just a reminder that since this is a recording, some of the information mentioned in the webinar about upcoming training dates is not current.

     




    FAQs

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

    • 06/13/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBA - Houma, LA
    • 80
    Register


    Join us for a one-day workshop focused on the fundamentals of the Child in Need of Care practice. This program is designed for a multi-disciplinary audience. Faculty members will discuss the constitutional, federal and state law underlying child welfare cases. Attendees will explore these legal principles, as well as the concepts of timely permanency for families, reasonable efforts both to prevent removal and to further the permanency goal, child development, the impact of trauma on child behavior, and the roles and responsibilities of the various parties to a child welfare case. The roles and responsibilities session will include a focus on ethics – namely, the guiding ethical rules and regulations for the different professional roles. The training will incorporate adult learning theory, incorporating lecture, small group discussion and interactive practice. Child Welfare Law Specialist applicants will enjoy this refresher course prior to sitting for the examination.

    Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials.

    Submitted for approval - for 6.5 CLEs including 1.3 hours of ethics as approved by the Louisiana Supreme Court's MCLE Committee.

    This program was submitted for approval -  for 6.5 general CEU contact hours of continuing education units by the National Association of Social Workers - Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

    CLE/CEU credit will only be issued for time attended.

    LA DCFS Staff members may attend without payment in advance. Contact your supervisor for authorization. DCFS Training office will submit approved list.



    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.


    • 06/18/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBA- Monroe, LA
    • 40
    Register


    "Embracing 'Cultural Uniqueness and Differences' to make a Difference"

    This training introduces participants to the concepts of cultural diversity through the Mosaic Dimension Model. It helps to foster a climate of success to positively impact disproportionality & disparity for all children through seven extraordinary practices. The Mosaic Dimension is based on the assumption that children who are moving through the foster care system are as culturally unique and different as mosaic patterns. The Mosaic Dimension can be defined as a montage of people who bring a variety of invisible, undiscovered, backgrounds, styles, perspectives, values, patterns and beliefs as assets to relationships, communities, situations and environments. This experiential, scenario-based training is designed to go beyond traditional programs to explore this topic on a broader level. It includes a data-driven practicum designed to encourage and strengthen the transfer of knowledge and competencies to actual work experience. Presented by Patsy Wilkerson, MA. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Define Mosaic Dimension Model 2.0, Diversity, Disparity & Disproportionality
    • Interact with Child Welfare Case Flow Chart and identify their roles, touch points and impact on the system
    • Define primary, secondary & Mosaic Dimensions of diversity and the impact on foster care clients
    • Evaluate & discuss state and parish-wide disproportionality and disparity data and strategies to improve outcomes
    • Review implications of disproportionality data and ways practitioners can influence and possible change results
    • Discover applications for Mosaic Dimension Model and implications through a Practicum experience
    Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials. 6.0 CEU and CLE hours are approved. Credit will only be issued for time attended. 

    Pre-registration is required in order to plan for lunches/seating.

     

    For additional content information, contact Thailund Porter-Green at the Pelican Center: thailund.portergreen@pelicancenter.org

    If you need registration assistance, contact Jennifer Graffeo at Team Dynamics: jennifer@teamdynamicsweb.com







    • 06/19/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Families Helping Families of Northeast Louisiana 5200 NE Rd, Monroe, La 71203
    • 40
    Register


    This training is for Self Advocates with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their family members and/or caregivers.

    Sexuality is a basic part of being human, and sexual development begins when we are born and continues throughout our lives.  As a person with a developmental disabilities you deserve to learn about your physical, emotional, and social growth about sexuality, and you have the freedom to learn about these things in a way that is non-judgmental, free of fear, shame, and exploitation. This will be an open and honest discussion about sexuality and keeping yourself safe.

    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. There will be a session for self advocates and a session for family members/caregivers at each location listed.

    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?

    Self Advocates with Developmental

    and Intellectual Disabilities

    Family Members

    Caregivers

    Professionals


    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.






       

     



    • 07/15/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
    • 500


    Determining if a Child is Safe 

    This webinar will explore basic definitions and concepts relative to safety decision-making. 
    • “Safe” v. “Unsafe” 
    • Six Areas of Assessment 
    • Safety Plans 
    • Safety and Risk Assessment 

    Handout materials and supporting documents will be distributed via email in advance of the webinar and available for download at the beginning of the webinar. 

    This webinar was recorded in 2017 and will be presented in full. All participants will receive CLE/CEU credit based on your attendance time. We receive a printout of all attendees and the time you were online with the presentation.

    Just a reminder that since this is a recording, some of the information mentioned in the webinar about upcoming training dates is not current.

     




    FAQs

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

    • 07/25/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bossier Instructional Center, 2719 Airline Dr, Bossier City, La 71111
    • 34
    Register


    This training is for Self Advocates with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their family members and/or caregivers.

    Sexuality is a basic part of being human, and sexual development begins when we are born and continues throughout our lives.  As a person with a developmental disabilities you deserve to learn about your physical, emotional, and social growth about sexuality, and you have the freedom to learn about these things in a way that is non-judgmental, free of fear, shame, and exploitation. This will be an open and honest discussion about sexuality and keeping yourself safe.

    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. There will be a session for self advocates and a session for family members/caregivers at each location listed.

    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?

    Self Advocates with Developmental

    and Intellectual Disabilities

    Family Members

    Caregivers

    Professionals


    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.






       

     



    • 08/07/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lake Charles, LA August P. Allen Community Center 2001 Moeling St. Lake Charles, La 70601
    • 40
    Register


    "Embracing 'Cultural Uniqueness and Differences' to make a Difference"

    This training introduces participants to the concepts of cultural diversity through the Mosaic Dimension Model. It helps to foster a climate of success to positively impact disproportionality & disparity for all children through seven extraordinary practices. The Mosaic Dimension is based on the assumption that children who are moving through the foster care system are as culturally unique and different as mosaic patterns. The Mosaic Dimension can be defined as a montage of people who bring a variety of invisible, undiscovered, backgrounds, styles, perspectives, values, patterns and beliefs as assets to relationships, communities, situations and environments. This experiential, scenario-based training is designed to go beyond traditional programs to explore this topic on a broader level. It includes a data-driven practicum designed to encourage and strengthen the transfer of knowledge and competencies to actual work experience. Presented by Patsy Wilkerson, MA. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Define Mosaic Dimension Model 2.0, Diversity, Disparity & Disproportionality
    • Interact with Child Welfare Case Flow Chart and identify their roles, touch points and impact on the system
    • Define primary, secondary & Mosaic Dimensions of diversity and the impact on foster care clients
    • Evaluate & discuss state and parish-wide disproportionality and disparity data and strategies to improve outcomes
    • Review implications of disproportionality data and ways practitioners can influence and possible change results
    • Discover applications for Mosaic Dimension Model and implications through a Practicum experience
    Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials. 6.0 CEU and CLE hours are approved. Credit will only be issued for time attended. 

    Pre-registration is required in order to plan for lunches/seating.

     
    For additional content information, contact Thailund Porter-Green at the Pelican Center: thailund.portergreen@pelicancenter.org

    If you need registration assistance, contact Jennifer Graffeo at Team Dynamics: jennifer@teamdynamicsweb.com







    • 08/16/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2356 Drusilla Lane Baton Rouge, LA 70809 @ Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge office
    • 22
    Register


    This training is for Self Advocates with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their family members and/or caregivers.

    Sexuality is a basic part of being human, and sexual development begins when we are born and continues throughout our lives.  As a person with a developmental disabilities you deserve to learn about your physical, emotional, and social growth about sexuality, and you have the freedom to learn about these things in a way that is non-judgmental, free of fear, shame, and exploitation. This will be an open and honest discussion about sexuality and keeping yourself safe.

    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. There will be a session for self advocates and a session for family members/caregivers at each location listed.

    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?

    Self Advocates with Developmental

    and Intellectual Disabilities

    Family Members

    Caregivers

    Professionals


    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.






       

     



    • 09/09/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBA- Monroe, LA
    • 80
    Register


    This course is based upon the American Bar Association publication, “Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys” (Guide), written by Therese Roe Lund, MSSW, National Resource Center for Child Protective Services and Jennifer Renne, JD, National Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues. A quote from the Introduction of the Guide summarizes both its purpose and the purpose of this course. “Safety planning in the child welfare system is a shared responsibility, but ultimately the court must make critical safety decisions such as whether to remove a child and when to return a child home. Judges rules on these choices every day, but often lack a decision-making structure, which can lead to following agency recommendations without a thorough inquiry. This can lead to an over-removal problem, rubber-stamping agency recommendations without knowing what’s driving the safety decision; or an under-removal problem, leaving children in unsafe conditions, or returning them home prematurely.

    Objectives: By the completion of the training, participants will be able to:

    • Understand that the Guide is not a new model.
    • Understand the purpose of DCFS’ implementation of Advanced Safety Focused Practice.
    • Define safe and unsafe child.
    • Define threat of danger and risk and distinguish between the two.
    • Define child vulnerability and protective capacity and understand the relationship between the two.
    • Articulate why information drives decisions about safety.
    • Understand what type of information is gathered in DCFS’s six areas of assessment and why the information is important to safety decision making.
    • Understand their role in safety decision making.

    Approved for 6 hours of CLE general hours by the Louisiana Supreme Court MCLE Committee.

    This program was approved for 6 general CEU contact hours of continuing education units by the National Association of Social Workers - Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

    Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials.

    LA DCFS Staff members may attend without payment in advance. Contact your supervisor for authorization. DCFS Training office will submit approved list.




    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.


    • 09/17/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Alexandria Rapides Foundation Building 2nd Floor Meeting Room 1101 4th Street Alexandra, LA 71301
    • 40
    Register


    This course introduces participants to concepts of cultural consciousness in the workplace and explores the impact of personal views and values regarding sexual orientation, gender, race and ethnicity on their role. Through activities, videos and group discussions, participants explore the roots of their biases and assumptions and how these dynamics affect their working relationships with others.


    Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials.

    .



    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.


    • 09/23/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBA - New Orleans, LA
    • 80
    Register


    Join us for a one-day workshop focused on the fundamentals of the Child in Need of Care practice. This program is designed for a multi-disciplinary audience. Faculty members will discuss the constitutional, federal and state law underlying child welfare cases. Attendees will explore these legal principles, as well as the concepts of timely permanency for families, reasonable efforts both to prevent removal and to further the permanency goal, child development, the impact of trauma on child behavior, and the roles and responsibilities of the various parties to a child welfare case. The roles and responsibilities session will include a focus on ethics – namely, the guiding ethical rules and regulations for the different professional roles. The training will incorporate adult learning theory, incorporating lecture, small group discussion and interactive practice. Child Welfare Law Specialist applicants will enjoy this refresher course prior to sitting for the examination.

    Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials.

    Submitted for approval - for 6.5 CLEs including 1.3 hours of ethics as approved by the Louisiana Supreme Court's MCLE Committee.

    This program was submitted for approval -  for 6.5 general CEU contact hours of continuing education units by the National Association of Social Workers - Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

    CLE/CEU credit will only be issued for time attended.

    LA DCFS Staff members may attend without payment in advance. Contact your supervisor for authorization. DCFS Training office will submit approved list.



    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.


    • 10/14/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBA- Houma
    • 40
    Register


    This course introduces participants to concepts of cultural consciousness in the workplace and explores the impact of personal views and values regarding sexual orientation, gender, race and ethnicity on their role. Through activities, videos and group discussions, participants explore the roots of their biases and assumptions and how these dynamics affect their working relationships with others.


    Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials.

    .



    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.


    • 10/25/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBA- Houma, LA
    • 40
    Register

    "Embracing 'Cultural Uniqueness and Differences' to make a Difference"

    This training introduces participants to the concepts of cultural diversity through the Mosaic Dimension Model. It helps to foster a climate of success to positively impact disproportionality & disparity for all children through seven extraordinary practices. The Mosaic Dimension is based on the assumption that children who are moving through the foster care system are as culturally unique and different as mosaic patterns. The Mosaic Dimension can be defined as a montage of people who bring a variety of invisible, undiscovered, backgrounds, styles, perspectives, values, patterns and beliefs as assets to relationships, communities, situations and environments. This experiential, scenario-based training is designed to go beyond traditional programs to explore this topic on a broader level. It includes a data-driven practicum designed to encourage and strengthen the transfer of knowledge and competencies to actual work experience. Presented by Patsy Wilkerson, MA. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Define Mosaic Dimension Model 2.0, Diversity, Disparity & Disproportionality
    • Interact with Child Welfare Case Flow Chart and identify their roles, touch points and impact on the system
    • Define primary, secondary & Mosaic Dimensions of diversity and the impact on foster care clients
    • Evaluate & discuss state and parish-wide disproportionality and disparity data and strategies to improve outcomes
    • Review implications of disproportionality data and ways practitioners can influence and possible change results
    • Discover applications for Mosaic Dimension Model and implications through a Practicum experience
    Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials. 6.0 CEU and CLE hours are approved. Credit will only be issued for time attended. 

    Pre-registration is required in order to plan for lunches/seating.

     
    For additional content information, contact Thailund Porter-Green at the Pelican Center: thailund.portergreen@pelicancenter.org

    If you need registration assistance, contact Jennifer Graffeo at Team Dynamics: jennifer@teamdynamicsweb.com







    • 11/20/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
    • 500


    Determining if a Child is Safe 

    This webinar will explore basic definitions and concepts relative to safety decision-making. 
    • “Safe” v. “Unsafe” 
    • Six Areas of Assessment 
    • Safety Plans 
    • Safety and Risk Assessment 

    Handout materials and supporting documents will be distributed via email in advance of the webinar and available for download at the beginning of the webinar. 

    This webinar was recorded in 2017 and will be presented in full. All participants will receive CLE/CEU credit based on your attendance time. We receive a printout of all attendees and the time you were online with the presentation.

    Just a reminder that since this is a recording, some of the information mentioned in the webinar about upcoming training dates is not current.

     




    FAQs

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

    • 12/09/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBA- Houma, LA
    • 80
    Register


    This course is based upon the American Bar Association publication, “Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys” (Guide), written by Therese Roe Lund, MSSW, National Resource Center for Child Protective Services and Jennifer Renne, JD, National Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues. A quote from the Introduction of the Guide summarizes both its purpose and the purpose of this course. “Safety planning in the child welfare system is a shared responsibility, but ultimately the court must make critical safety decisions such as whether to remove a child and when to return a child home. Judges rules on these choices every day, but often lack a decision-making structure, which can lead to following agency recommendations without a thorough inquiry. This can lead to an over-removal problem, rubber-stamping agency recommendations without knowing what’s driving the safety decision; or an under-removal problem, leaving children in unsafe conditions, or returning them home prematurely.

    Objectives: By the completion of the training, participants will be able to:

    • Understand that the Guide is not a new model.
    • Understand the purpose of DCFS’ implementation of Advanced Safety Focused Practice.
    • Define safe and unsafe child.
    • Define threat of danger and risk and distinguish between the two.
    • Define child vulnerability and protective capacity and understand the relationship between the two.
    • Articulate why information drives decisions about safety.
    • Understand what type of information is gathered in DCFS’s six areas of assessment and why the information is important to safety decision making.
    • Understand their role in safety decision making.

    Approved for 6 hours of CLE general hours by the Louisiana Supreme Court MCLE Committee.

    This program was approved for 6 general CEU contact hours of continuing education units by the National Association of Social Workers - Louisiana Chapter as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

    Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments and training materials.

    LA DCFS Staff members may attend without payment in advance. Contact your supervisor for authorization. DCFS Training office will submit approved list.




    FAQs

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


    • 12/13/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
    • 500


    Determining if a Child is Safe 

    This webinar will explore basic definitions and concepts relative to safety decision-making. 
    • “Safe” v. “Unsafe” 
    • Six Areas of Assessment 
    • Safety Plans 
    • Safety and Risk Assessment 

    Handout materials and supporting documents will be distributed via email in advance of the webinar and available for download at the beginning of the webinar. 

    This webinar was recorded in 2017 and will be presented in full. All participants will receive CLE/CEU credit based on your attendance time. We receive a printout of all attendees and the time you were online with the presentation.

    Just a reminder that since this is a recording, some of the information mentioned in the webinar about upcoming training dates is not current.

     




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


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