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    • 08/13/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 32
    Register


    Attention parents, family members, paid caregivers, and professionals who care for or provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) -

    This training is for you!

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

    Course Description:

    Access to accurate information healthy relationships and physical intimacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is lacking in today's society.  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. Further information to assist caregivers on providing this education to those they care for is also limited.  Availability of trainings or high costs of healthy relationship curricula prevent caregivers, schools or other agencies from providing the education themselves.  The importance of this type of training for caregivers is undeniable as people with I/DD are 4 to 7 times more likely to experience sexual assault than people without disabilities.  A lack of access to accurate information contributes to the likelihood that people with I/DD may experience abuse and/or exploitation.  In an effort to better prepare people with I/DD fore healthy relationships is a must!  Thus, it is necessary to empower caregivers so they can empower those they care about.  This will be an open and honest discussion about sexuality and supporting your family member or the person you support to feel safe.

    This is an interactive workshop, so we recommend that you login into the zoom meeting using a laptop, desktop, or device that has a camera, mic, and speakers which will allow you to share your video and be visible and interact with the other attendees.

    Approved for 2 SW Clinical CEU hours and 2.5 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

    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, DSW, RSW, 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 received her doctorate in Social Work Innovation from USC School of Social Work.  Sharon is employed as a Training and Course Development Associate with Team Dynamics, LLC.






       

     



    • 08/13/2021
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 29
    Register

    This training is for people with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities.

    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.

    Course Description:

    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.  Healthy Relationships Matter for everyone and if you a person with an intellectual or developmental disability you need information about keeping your safe and having safe, healthy relationships.  

    Attend to this training to learn more about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.  This information will help you make decisions about relationships and about what to do if you think your relationships is not healthy.  

    This is an interactive workshop, so we recommend that you login into the zoom meeting using a laptop, desktop, or device that has a camera, mic, and speakers which will allow you to share your video and be visible and interact with the other attendees.

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

    Things to Learn in this Workshop:

    • Are my relationships with other people healthy?
    • Do I know the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships?
    • What do I do if I think my relationships are not healthy?

    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, DSW, RSW, 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 received her doctorate in Social Work Innovation from USC School of Social Work.  Sharon is employed as a Training and Course Development Associate with Team Dynamics, LLC.






       

     



    • 08/23/2021
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 08/24/2021
    • 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 45
    Register

    9 am to 12:30 pm

    August 23-24, 2021

    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 general Social Work CEUs Approved by the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy as authorized by the LSBSW.

    APPROVED: 6.5 hours CLE, including 1 hour each of Legal Ethics and Legal Professionalism

    This is an interactive workshop, so we recommend that you login into the zoom meeting using a laptop, desktop, or device that has a camera, mic, and speakers which will allow you to share your video and be visible and interact with the other attendees.

    This is a 2-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)
    • Rodney Hastings, JD, with LA Dept. of Children and Families (DCFS-BGC)
    • 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.

    CIP June to September 2021 Training Calendar Updated.pdf



    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.


    • 08/24/2021
    • (CDT)
    • 09/07/2021
    • (CDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • 4130 W Park Ave Gray, La 70359
    Register

    Healthy Relationships Matter

    6 Topic - 3 Day Workshop

    for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    at Terrebonne Parish Library North Branch

    4130 W Park Ave

    Gray, La 70359


    Relationships are difficult and sometimes hard to figure out.  Healthy relationships are different than unhealthy relationships.  Many people with developmental and intellectual disabilities struggle to figure out friendships, dating, romance, breakups, texting and online safety, public and private behavior.  Attend this workshop to learn more about some of the important things about healthy relationships.

    Learn more about:

    What does consent really mean?

    What is the difference between good and bad relationships?

    How do I know if I am being treated with respect?

    How do I know if someone likes me?

    What happens with breakups?

    Family members, paid support caregivers, and/or chauffeurs are welcome to register for and attend this training with a person with an intellectual and developmental disability who is registered for the training series, as long as the registered attendee with the disAbility approves.

    Training Team:  Rachael Sykes, Michael Holmquist, Rebecca Mandal-Blasio, PhD, BCBA, & Sharon Delvisco, DSW, LMSW, CGMP

    A light breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided to attendees.

    Menu/Cafeteria – Food Services – Dover School District

    Agenda

    August 24

    9:15 am – 9:30 am Light Breakfast

    9:30 am – 10:15 am Anatomy & Consent

    10:15 – 10:30 am Snack Break

    10:30 am to 11:45 am Orientation, Identity, Health & Wellness

    11:45 am to 12:15 Lunch Break

    12:15 – 1 pm Public vs. Privates Spaces and Behaviors

    1 pm – 1:15 pm Snack Break

    1:15 pm – 3 pm Public vs Private Body Parts and Behaviors

    Agenda

    August 31

    9:15 am – 9:30 am Light Breakfast

    9:30 am – 10:15 am Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

    10:15 – 10:30 am Snack Break

    10:30 am to 11:45 am Online and Phone/Text Healthy Relationships

    11:45 am to 12:15 Lunch Break

    12:15 – 1 pm Boundaries – Friends and Dating

    1 pm – 1:15 Snack Break

    1:15 pm – 3 pm Making Decision about Boundaries

    Agenda

    September 7

    9:15 am – 9:30 am Light Breakfast

    9:30 am – 10:15 am Feelings and Emotions

    10:15 – 10:30 am Snack Break

    10:30 am to 11:45 am Crushes, Dating, and Communication

    11:45 am to 12:15 Lunch Break

    12:15 – 1 pm Decision Making, Dating and Relationships

    1 pm – 1:15 Snack Break

    1:15 pm – 3 pm Decision Making, Love, Commitment and Break Ups

    If you have questions, please call 985 624 3514 or email sharon@teamdynamicsweb.com 

    • 08/27/2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 303
    Register


    Upcoming Changes to Congregate Care in CINC Cases: Qualified Residential Treatment Programs and the Court Process (QRTPs)

    AUGUST 27th   12:30pm to 1:30pm

    The Court Improvement Program of the Louisiana Supreme Court in partnership with the Pelican Center for Children and Families welcomes you to attend a virtual introduction to Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs), a key component of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), which became law in 2018. 

    FFPSA is focused on placing children with family members or in foster homes rather than in congregate care settings and encourages the use of QRTPs only when necessary to address trauma and behavioral health challenges. Judicial review and approval are required for QRTP placement beginning on October 1, 2021. This CLE/CEU will provide an overview of QRTP requirements, timelines, and family engagement. Presenters will explain the court review process and the standards and findings that must be met for QRTP placement. Participants will be directed to helpful resources. 

    This training is designed for district attorneys and assistant district attorneys, Bureau of General Counsel, parents’ attorneys, children’s attorneys, DCFS staff, CASA, and court staff.

    This course is free and has been submitted for 1.0 hour of CLE and CEU. Applications are pending.

    This course has been approved for 1 hour of CEU credit.

    Course Objectives:

    • Increase knowledge of recently enacted Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) provisions related to Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs)
    • Understand timelines and requirements for QRTP placement, court review and ruling processes, and family engagement 
    • Access QRTP resources including an FAQ and Quick Reference Guide and Bench Card
    • Develop familiarity with model court documents



    CIP June to September 2021 Training Calendar.pdf

    Please register now to receive the link via email. Links are sent 24 hours prior to the workshop. You will receive a registration confirmation when you sign up.

    You will need a computer (with sound) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. We encourage you to participate and have your computer camera turned on. 

    Questions?

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

    • 09/10/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 39
    Register


    Attention parents, family members, paid caregivers, and professionals who care for or provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) -

    This training is for you!

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

    Course Description:

    Access to accurate information healthy relationships and physical intimacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is lacking in today's society.  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. Further information to assist caregivers on providing this education to those they care for is also limited.  Availability of trainings or high costs of healthy relationship curricula prevent caregivers, schools or other agencies from providing the education themselves.  The importance of this type of training for caregivers is undeniable as people with I/DD are 4 to 7 times more likely to experience sexual assault than people without disabilities.  A lack of access to accurate information contributes to the likelihood that people with I/DD may experience abuse and/or exploitation.  In an effort to better prepare people with I/DD fore healthy relationships is a must!  Thus, it is necessary to empower caregivers so they can empower those they care about.  This will be an open and honest discussion about sexuality and supporting your family member or the person you support to feel safe.

    This is an interactive workshop, so we recommend that you login into the zoom meeting using a laptop, desktop, or device that has a camera, mic, and speakers which will allow you to share your video and be visible and interact with the other attendees.

    Approved for 2 SW Clinical CEU hours and 2.5 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

    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, DSW, RSW, 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 received her doctorate in Social Work Innovation from USC School of Social Work.  Sharon is employed as a Training and Course Development Associate with Team Dynamics, LLC.






       

     



    • 09/10/2021
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 30
    Register

    This training is for people with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities.

    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.

    Course Description:

    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.  Healthy Relationships Matter for everyone and if you a person with an intellectual or developmental disability you need information about keeping your safe and having safe, healthy relationships.  

    Attend to this training to learn more about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.  This information will help you make decisions about relationships and about what to do if you think your relationships is not healthy.  

    This is an interactive workshop, so we recommend that you login into the zoom meeting using a laptop, desktop, or device that has a camera, mic, and speakers which will allow you to share your video and be visible and interact with the other attendees.

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

    Things to Learn in this Workshop:

    • Are my relationships with other people healthy?
    • Do I know the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships?
    • What do I do if I think my relationships are not healthy?

    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, DSW, RSW, 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 received her doctorate in Social Work Innovation from USC School of Social Work.  Sharon is employed as a Training and Course Development Associate with Team Dynamics, LLC.






       

     



    • 09/13/2021
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • 09/14/2021
    • 12:15 PM (CDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 47
    Register


    Safety: Continuous Quality Assessment in Child Welfare

    Cases through Child Welfare Assessment & Decision-Making

    Join us for this two-day ONLINE training event focused on ensuring safety of children involved in the child welfare system. This training will look at the new Child Welfare Assessment & Decision Making-Model utilized by DCFS child welfare workers and other tools to evaluate the safety and risk issues of our most vulnerable children. New court forms will be introduced and reviewed. This course will reinforce the system focus that “removal of a child from their family is the safety plan of last resort.” 

    This is an interactive workshop, so we recommend that you login into the zoom meeting using a laptop, desktop, or device that has a camera, mic, and speakers which will allow you to share your video and be visible and interact with the other attendees.

    Course Objectives:

    1. Learners will be able to define related terms.
    2. Learners will be able to apply the principles of Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model to a new set of facts in order to assess a child’s safety.
    3. Learners will be able to apply the principles of Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model to create practical safety plans.
    4. Learners will be able to articulate the Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model analysis to support or defend safety decision making.
    5. Learners will demonstrate an understanding of the Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model analysis as a tool for in and/or out- of- court advocacy for their client(s).

    Instructors:

    • Mark Harris, JD, Pelican Center for Children & Families
    • Richard Pittman, JD, CWLS, Louisiana Office of Public Defenders
    • Rebecca May Ricks, JD, CWLS, Louisiana Mental Health Advocacy Services
    • Franchesca Hamilton Acker, JD, Acadiana Legal Services Corporation
    • Kim McCain, LMSW, Louisiana Department of Children & Families Services

    CIP June to September 2021 Training Calendar Updated.pdf

    Please register now to receive the link via email. You will need a computer (with sound) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. We encourage you to participate and have your computer camera turned on. 

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

    Approved for 6 hours CLE, including 1 hour of professionalism.

    Approved for 6 general CEUs by the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy as authorized by the LSBSW.

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


    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.



    • 09/16/2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • 09/17/2021
    • 1:15 PM (CDT)
    • ONLINE
    • 32
    Register


    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 is an interactive workshop, so we recommend that you login into the zoom meeting using a laptop, desktop, or device that has a camera, mic, and speakers which will allow you to share your video and be visible and interact with the other attendees.

    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.

    Presenters:  Patsy Wilkerson, M.A. and Thailund Porter-Green, JD

    CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS:

    Approved  for 6 CLE hours  (including 1 hour of professionalism) by the LSBA MCLE Committee.

    Approval pending for 6 general CEU hours by the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners. 

    CIP June to September 2021 Training Calendar Updated.pdf

    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 both sessions. All child welfare practitioners are invited to participate: attorneys, social workers, foster parents, CASA staff and volunteers, teachers, law enforcement, medical staff, etc.

    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.


    • 10/08/2021
    • (CDT)
    • 10/22/2021
    • (CDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Jefferson/Greater New Orleans
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    Healthy Relationships Matter

    6 Topic - 3 Day Workshop

    for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    in Jefferson/Greater New Orleans


    Relationships are difficult and sometimes hard to figure out.  Healthy relationships are different than unhealthy relationships.  Many people with developmental and intellectual disabilities struggle to figure out friendships, dating, romance, breakups, texting and online safety, public and private behavior.  Attend this workshop to learn more about some of the important things about healthy relationships.

    Learn more about:

    What does consent really mean?

    What is the difference between good and bad relationships?

    How do I know if I am being treated with respect?

    How do I know if someone likes me?

    What happens with breakups?

    Family members, paid support caregivers, and/or chauffeurs are welcome to register for and attend this training with a person with an intellectual and developmental disability who is registered for the training series, as long as the registered attendee with the disAbility approves.

    Training Team:  Rachael Sykes, Michael Holmquist, Rebecca Mandal-Blasio, PhD, BCBA, & Sharon Delvisco, DSW, LMSW, CGMP

    A light breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided to attendees.

    Menu/Cafeteria – Food Services – Dover School District

    Agenda

    October 1

    9:15 am – 9:30 am Light Breakfast

    9:30 am – 10:15 am Anatomy & Consent

    10:15 – 10:30 am Snack Break

    10:30 am to 11:45 am Orientation, Identity, Health & Wellness

    11:45 am to 12:15 Lunch Break

    12:15 – 1 pm Public vs. Privates Spaces and Behaviors

    1 pm – 1:15 pm Snack Break

    1:15 pm – 3 pm Public vs Private Body Parts and Behaviors

    Agenda

    October 8

    9:15 am – 9:30 am Light Breakfast

    9:30 am – 10:15 am Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

    10:15 – 10:30 am Snack Break

    10:30 am to 11:45 am Online and Phone/Text Healthy Relationships

    11:45 am to 12:15 Lunch Break

    12:15 – 1 pm Boundaries – Friends and Dating

    1 pm – 1:15 Snack Break

    1:15 pm – 3 pm Making Decision about Boundaries

    Agenda

    October 15

    9:15 am – 9:30 am Light Breakfast

    9:30 am – 10:15 am Feelings and Emotions

    10:15 – 10:30 am Snack Break

    10:30 am to 11:45 am Crushes, Dating, and Communication

    11:45 am to 12:15 Lunch Break

    12:15 – 1 pm Decision Making, Dating and Relationships

    1 pm – 1:15 Snack Break

    1:15 pm – 3 pm Decision Making, Love, Commitment and Break Ups

    If you have questions, please call 985 624 3514 or email sharon@teamdynamicsweb.com 

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07/15/2021 Safety Training Online
07/09/2021 Workshop for People with Intellectual Disabilities - Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships - What's the Difference? This training is for People with Intellectual Disabilities or Self Advocates
07/09/2021 How to Support Healthy Relationships for Family Members, Caregivers and Professionals of People with Intellectual Disabilities
06/23/2021 Ethical Principles in Social Work Practice
06/18/2021 Healthy Relationships Matter for People with Intellectual Disabilities
06/17/2021 The Art of Supervision Training Series - Promoting Positive Performance Part 3
06/16/2021 LCTF Speaker Series - June 2021
06/14/2021 Culture S.M.A.R.T.
06/11/2021 Workshop for People with Intellectual Disabilities - Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships - What's the Difference? This training is for People with Intellectual Disabilities or Self Advocates
06/11/2021 How to Support Healthy Relationships for Family Members, Caregivers and Professionals of People with Intellectual Disabilities
06/10/2021 The Art of Supervision Series - Strategies Leading to Success (Part 2)
06/05/2021 Ethical Principles in Social Work Practice
06/03/2021 The Art of Supervision Series - Teamwork & Leadership Skills for Supervisors (Part 1)
05/19/2021 LCTF Speaker Series - May 2021
05/14/2021 Workshop for People with Intellectual Disabilities - Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships - What's the Difference? This training is for People with Intellectual Disabilities or Self Advocates
05/14/2021 How to Support Healthy Relationships for Family Members, Caregivers and Professionals of People with Intellectual Disabilities
05/10/2021 Fundamentals of Child Welfare
04/30/2021 Louisiana CINC Benchbook: Introduction and Overview for Legal and Child Welfare Stakeholders
04/22/2021 2021 LCTF Child Abuse Prevention Day at the Capitol
04/19/2021 Safety Training Online
04/09/2021 Workshop for People with Intellectual Disabilities - Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships - What's the Difference? This training is for People with Intellectual Disabilities or Self Advocates
04/09/2021 How to Support Healthy Relationships for Family Members, Caregivers and Professionals of People with Intellectual Disabilities
03/22/2021 Culture S.M.A.R.T.
03/16/2021 Louisiana Trauma-Informed Care Conference
03/12/2021 Workshop for People with Intellectual Disabilities - Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships - What's the Difference? This training is for People with Intellectual Disabilities or Self Advocates
03/12/2021 How to Support Healthy Relationships for Family Members, Caregivers and Professionals of People with Intellectual Disabilities
02/25/2021 Connections Count
02/23/2021 Safety Training Online
02/12/2021 Workshop for People with Intellectual Disabilities - Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships - What's the Difference? This training is for People with Intellectual Disabilities or Self Advocates
02/12/2021 How to Support Healthy Relationships for Family Members, Caregivers and Professionals of People with Intellectual Disabilities
01/27/2021 40th Annual Governor's Conference on Juvenile Justice
01/25/2021 Safety Training Online
01/21/2021 Introduction to Grantwriting
01/15/2021 Workshop for People with Intellectual Disabilities - Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships - What's the Difference? This training is for People with Intellectual Disabilities or Self Advocates
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12/14/2020 Safety Training Online
12/01/2020 Culture S.M.A.R.T.
11/17/2020 Safety Training Online
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10/21/2020 Orleans Parish Juvenile Court CINC Training
10/21/2020 ONLINE: Fundamentals of Child Welfare
10/14/2020 Safety Training Online
10/01/2020 Culture S.M.A.R.T. ONLINE
09/28/2020 ONLINE: Fundamentals of Child Welfare
08/13/2020 When Adolescence Goes Viral
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07/24/2020 Ethical Principles in Social Work Practice
07/20/2020 The Role of the Prosecutor in CINC Cases
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06/15/2020 ONLINE: Fundamentals of Child Welfare
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06/10/2020 ONLINE DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers
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
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03/05/2020 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for People with Intellectual and Developmental - New Orleans
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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
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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
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10/14/2019 Cultural Consciousness Training
10/10/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop for Family Members/Caregivers - Metairie
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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
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06/19/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Monroe
06/18/2019 LCTF Regional Meeting - Northeast Louisiana
06/18/2019 Mosaic Dimension 2.0-Monroe
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06/13/2019 Child Welfare Basics - Houma
05/23/2019 Safety Decision Making - Lunchtime Webinar
05/10/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Pineville
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04/17/2019 Cultural Consciousness Training
04/12/2019 DD - Relationships & Intimacy Workshop - Covington
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04/01/2019 Child Welfare Basics - Monroe
03/25/2019 Strengthening Families Against Opioids
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03/18/2019 Strengthening Families Against Opioids
03/15/2019 Mosaic Dimension 2.0- Houma
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