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






       

     



    • 03/11/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • LA Methodist Children's Home Chapel, 901 S. Vienna Street, Ruston, LA
    • 61
    Register

    Strengthening Families Against Opioids

    Families Helping Families is happy to invite you to join us at one of our regional information and training days in March. We have partnered with the Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health for additional information on the epidemic of opioids and the impact on families, communities and faith-based groups.

    AGENDA

    9-9:15                    Welcome and Introductions

    9:15-9:45              Families Helping Families—Who we are and what do we offer?

    9:45-10:45            Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

    10:45-11               Break

    11-12                     Partnering to Address the Opioid Epidemic within the Faith Based Community

    12-12:15               Wrap-up and closing comments


    COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

    · Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge

    · Families Helping Families of Northeast Louisiana

    · Northshore Families Helping Families

    · Families Helping Families of Acadiana

    · Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home

    · St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office

    · St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy

    · Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health


    Questions? Contact the Team Dynamics office at 985-624-3514


    • 03/15/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Houma: Duhe’ Center at Nicholls State University 235 Civic Center Blvd Houma, LA 70360
    • 26
    Register


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

    This training introduces participants to concepts of cultural programming and implicit racial bias through the Mosaic Dimension Model.  It helps to foster a climate of success & reduce disproportionality and disparity through three extraordinary practices. The Mosaic Dimension assumes that children who are moving through the Foster Care system are as culturally unique and different as mosaic patterns.

    The Mosaic Dimension Model teaches that through “the Power of One,” we can each work to create a child welfare system where all children “fare well.” 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 transfer of knowledge and competencies to actual work experience.  Presented by Patsy Wilkerson, M.A.

    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 including one hour for professionalism. 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







    • 03/18/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office, 65278 Highway 434, Lacombe, LA
    • 18
    Register

    Strengthening Families Against Opioids

    Families Helping Families is happy to invite you to join us at one of our regional information and training days in March. We have partnered with  the Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health for additional information on the epidemic of opioids and the impact on families, communities and faith-based groups.

    AGENDA

    9-9:15                    Welcome and Introductions

    9:15-9:45              Families Helping Families—Who we are and what do we offer?

    9:45-10:45            Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

    10:45-11               Break

    11-12                     Partnering to Address the Opioid Epidemic within the Faith Based Community

    12-12:15               Wrap-up and closing comments


    COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

    · Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge

    · Families Helping Families of Northeast Louisiana

    · Northshore Families Helping Families

    · Families Helping Families of Acadiana

    · Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home

    · St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office

    · St. Martin Sheriff’s Training Academy

    · Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health


    Questions? Contact the Team Dynamics office at 985-624-3514


    • 03/25/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Tangipahoa Office of Public Health- 15481 W. Club Deluxe Road, Hammond, LA 70403
    • 18
    Registration is closed


    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.

    6.0 CLE and CEU hours are approved including one hour for professionalism. CLE hours will include ethics. CLE/CEU credit will only issue for time attended. DCFS staff may attend with supervisory approval. Obtain code from DCFS training division and register with it.



    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.


    • 03/25/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office - Training Academy, 1815 Terrace Road, St. Martinville, LA 70582
    • 79
    Register

    Strengthening Families Against Opioids

    Families Helping Families is happy to invite you to join us at one of our regional information and training days in March. We have partnered with  the Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health for additional information on the epidemic of opioids and the impact on families, communities and faith-based groups.

    AGENDA

    9-9:15                    Welcome and Introductions

    9:15-9:45              Families Helping Families—Who we are and what do we offer?

    9:45-10:45            Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

    10:45-11               Break

    11-12                     Partnering to Address the Opioid Epidemic within the Faith Based Community

    12-12:15               Wrap-up and closing comments


    COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

    · Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge

    · Families Helping Families of Northeast Louisiana

    · Northshore Families Helping Families

    · Families Helping Families of Acadiana

    · Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home

    · St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office

    · St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Training Academy

    · Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health


    Questions? Contact the Team Dynamics office at 985-624-3514


    • 04/01/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ULM Student Ballroom A, 700 University Ave., Monroe, 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.

    Approved for 6.5 CLEs including 1.0 hours of ethics and 1 hour for professionalism as approved by the Louisiana Supreme Court's MCLE Committee.

    This program was approved -  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.


    • 04/05/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Pottle Hall, Auditorium #128, Hammond, Louisiana
    • 194
    Register


    The Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy is hosting the Complex Trauma Conference on April 5, 2019. 

    Join us, as we embark upon a journey to understanding,

    healing, empowering, and connecting with those

    impacted by complex trauma! 

    Download flyer

    Complex trauma describes both children’s exposure to multiple traumatic events—often of an invasive, interpersonal nature—and the wide-ranging, long-term effects of this exposure. These events are severe and pervasive, such as abuse or profound neglect. They usually occur early in life and can  disrupt many aspects of the child’s development and the formation of a sense of self. Since these events often occur with a caregiver, they interfere with the child’s ability to form a secure attachment. Many aspects of a child’s healthy physical and mental development rely on this primary source of safety and stability.

    You should attend this conference if you want to:

    • Gain an understanding of the impact of complex trauma across the lifespan
    • Understand the role of culture in complex trauma-related challenges
    • Acquire skills for assessing trauma in child welfare clients
    • Understand the impact of trauma on attachment and nurturing
    • Acquire practical skills to foster resiliency in children impacted by trauma
    • Learn more about the basics of Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) as a therapeutic model for caregivers to provide effective support and treatment for at-risk children.

    COMPLEX TRAUMA: Dr. Russell T. Jones 

    Dr. Jones is a Professor of Psychology at Virginia Tech University, and a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in trauma psychology in the areas of natural and technological disasters as well as interpersonal violence. He is also an expert in the behavioral sciences. A related area of study is Disaster Preparedness. Among consequences of trauma studies include Post-traumatic stress disorder, Depression, and Post Traumatic Growth. Assessment, conceptualization, and treatment of consequent psychiatric and psychosocial disorders also serve as a major topic of interest. Co-editor of Behavior Therapy and Black Populations: Psychosocial Issues and Empirical Findings. As an experienced clinician and researcher with traumatized children he has published extensively and spoken to both national and international audiences. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) he has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Division 12(Clinical) for several years. He served as a member of the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest and a liaison to the Child, Youth and Family Committee, both within APA. He is the founder and director of REAACT (Recovery Effort After Adult and Child Trauma). He frequently serves as a reviewer for NIMH and the    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is a consultant to the Disaster Technical Assistance Center.  He has appeared on CBS News, BBC, PBS, C-Span, Dr. Oz, Oprah and in other radio/internet media outlets.

    Additional Speakers:

    • Corie Hebert, Ph.D., Southeastern Louisiana University, Professor, Department of Social Work
    • Tonyalea Elam, LCSW, Southeastern Louisiana University, Professor, Department of Social Work
    • Kären Hallstrom, JD, MSW, Louisiana Department for Children and Families Services  Consultant, retired from the Louisiana Supreme Court
    • Brandy Young, LMSW, Louisiana Department for Children and Families Services 
    • Sonja Smith, JD, 21st Judicial District Court

    Schedule:

    8:15am          On-site check-in opens

    9:00am          Welcome. Keynote Presentation—Complex Trauma:

                            Part 1

    11:30am       Lunch

    12:35pm       Brain and Sensory Presentation

    1:15pm         Attachment and Nurturing Presentation

    1:45pm        Sensory Activities

    2:15pm        Nurturing Activities

    3:00pm         Keynote Presentation— Complex Trauma: Part 2

    4:00pm         Interaction, Questions and Closing Comments

    5:00pm         Adjourn

    Lunch will be provided to attendees. $25 registration fee.

    YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER. No on-site registrations accepted.

    Registration to this event is limited.

    All registered attendees will receive an emailed confirmation. 

    DCFS child welfare team members must go through supervisors and the DCFS training office to obtain authorization to attend.

    Foster Parents must contact Connie Riddle at the LCWTA office by email, indicating you want to attend:  lcwta@selu.edu. 

    Southeastern LA Students should contact their social work instructors or the LCWTA office on campus to indicate your interest in attending the conference. Volunteers needed.

    5.75 hours of CEU and CLE will be on the credit applications.

    Southeastern Louisiana University

    Pottle Hall

    Auditorium-Room 128

    Hammond, Louisiana


    Questions:  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
    • 28
    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
    • 36
    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.

    6.0 CLE and CEU hours are approved including one hour for professionalism. CLE/CEU credit will only issue for time attended. DCFS staff may attend with supervisory approval. Obtain code from DCFS training division and register with it.



    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
    • 78
    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 including 1 hour of professionalism 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 in Pineville, LA @ Families Helping Families at the Crossroads
    • 18
    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.

    REGISTER NOW 




    FAQs

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

    • 06/13/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Houma-Courtyard by Marriott 142 Library Dr. Houma, LA 70360
    • 79
    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.

    Approved for 6.5 CLEs including 1.0 hours of ethics and 1.0 hours for professionalism as approved by the Louisiana Supreme Court's MCLE Committee.

    This program was approved -  for 6.0 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
    • Monroe, LA- ULM Student Union-700 University Ave
    • 39
    Register


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

    This training introduces participants to concepts of cultural programming and implicit racial bias through the Mosaic Dimension Model.  It helps to foster a climate of success & reduce disproportionality and disparity through three extraordinary practices. The Mosaic Dimension assumes that children who are moving through the Foster Care system are as culturally unique and different as mosaic patterns.

    The Mosaic Dimension Model teaches that through “the Power of One,” we can each work to create a child welfare system where all children “fare well.” 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 transfer of knowledge and competencies to actual work experience.  Presented by Patsy Wilkerson, M.A.

    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 including 1 hour for professionalism . 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
    • 32
    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.






       

     



    • 07/09/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 07/11/2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cherokee, NC

    The National Indian and Native American WIC Coalition Conference will be held at Harrah's Casino and Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina. Registration is not yet open - please save the date!

    Information flyers are available for attendees to use to begin the approval process for the conference participation. Click here.

    Exhibitor packets for both Native American Artisans and WIC Vendors are now available: 

    Questions can be directed to: Susan Shaffette at susan@teamdynamicsweb.com or by calling 985-624-3514. 

    • 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.

    REGISTER NOW 




    FAQs

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

    • 07/25/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBA
    • 31
    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 concepts of cultural programming and implicit racial bias through the Mosaic Dimension Model.  It helps to foster a climate of success & reduce disproportionality and disparity through three extraordinary practices. The Mosaic Dimension assumes that children who are moving through the Foster Care system are as culturally unique and different as mosaic patterns.

    The Mosaic Dimension Model teaches that through “the Power of One,” we can each work to create a child welfare system where all children “fare well.” 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 transfer of knowledge and competencies to actual work experience.  Presented by Patsy Wilkerson, M.A.

    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 including 1 hour for professionalism. 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
    • 17
    Registration is closed


    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
    • ULM 700 University Ave Student Ballroom Monroe, LA
    • 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 including 1 hour for professionalism 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.

    6.0 CLE and CEU hours are approved. CLE hours includes 1 hour of professionalism. CLE/CEU credit will only issue for time attended. DCFS staff may attend with supervisory approval. Obtain code from DCFS training division and register with it.



    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
    • Jefferson Orleans North 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, LA 70002
    • 79
    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.

    Approved for 6.5 CLEs including 1.0 hours of ethics and 1.0 hours of professionalism as approved by the Louisiana Supreme Court's MCLE Committee.

    This program was approved -  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
    • Thibodaux-Bayou Black Recreation Center-Gym- 3688 Southdown Mandalay Rd
    • 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.

    6.0 CLE and CEU hours are approved. CLE hours will include 1 hour for professionalism. CLE/CEU credit will only issue for time attended. DCFS staff may attend with supervisory approval. Obtain code from DCFS training division and register with it.



    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
    • Kenner Pavilion 3800 Loyola Dr., Kenner, LA
    • 40
    Register

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

    This training introduces participants to concepts of cultural programming and implicit racial bias through the Mosaic Dimension Model.  It helps to foster a climate of success & reduce disproportionality and disparity through three extraordinary practices. The Mosaic Dimension assumes that children who are moving through the Foster Care system are as culturally unique and different as mosaic patterns.

    The Mosaic Dimension Model teaches that through “the Power of One,” we can each work to create a child welfare system where all children “fare well.” 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 transfer of knowledge and competencies to actual work experience.  Presented by Patsy Wilkerson, M.A.


    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 including 1 hour of professionalism. 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.

    Registration is not yet opened. 




    FAQs

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

    • 12/09/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Thibodaux Regional Medical Center-Conference Center- 602 N. Acadia Rd., Thibodaux, LA 70301
    • 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 and 1 hour for professionalism 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.


    • 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.

    Registration is not yet opened.  




    FAQs

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


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