Having the Normalcy Conversation: Policy and Programs about Developmentally Appropriate Services for Children, Youth and Young Adults in Foster Care

Karen McGormley, Jenny Pokempner, Desiree Parker, and Amanda Williams
CE Hours: 1

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Online Test and Certificate: $10.00

"PLEASE NOTE; this item is for the purchase of the post-test and CE certificate only."

The Child Welfare Virtual Expo: Building Capacity to Address Sex Trafficking and Normalcy (Virtual Expo) is an online conference designed to support child welfare agencies, courts, and Tribes in meeting the mandates of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-183). The Virtual Expo focuses on strategies for addressing three critical issues addressed in the legislation: (1) Protecting the safety and well-being of children and youth in child welfare who are victims of sex trafficking or are at risk of becoming victims. (2) Promoting normalcy and developmentally appropriate activities for children and youth in foster care. (3) Improving permanency outcomes for youth in out-of-home care.

Presenters include recognized leaders from national and State programs, sex trafficking survivors, and young adults formerly in foster care who share insights and effective practices.

Five of the six Virtual Expo sessions have CEs available. The CEs can be purchased separately for each session.

This session shined a light on “normalcy conversations”— structured discussions and planning sessions among key stakeholders on how to promote normal and developmentally appropriate experiences in foster care. The session introduced a new publication from the Center for States, Having the Normalcy Conversation, and presented lessons learned from State representatives who have piloted the suggested approach. The session also featured Authentic Voice Videos, featuring the perspectives of a young adult formerly in care and a foster parent.


Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid course fee, verified identity by checking checkbox on verification webpage, completed evaluation, and completed post-test with passing grade of 75% in order to receive a certificate. Failure to complete and submit these materials will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Up to 1 CE hours.

Social Workers
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 1 contact hours
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 1 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your State is not listed, nearly all State Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA approval or are reciprocal with other State licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes counselors.
IL: Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. 1 hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists.  1 credit hours. Provider #151

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CFAAP/CAADAC, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for 1 CEHs. CAADAC is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states.
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 1 hours general, Expires 3/31/2019.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.  

TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is 1 CE Hours.

CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP12224, for 1 contact hours. Many states have reciprocity with other boards. Check with your board to be sure. New Mexico is reciprocal.


This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.