National Reunification Month Webinar – Fostering Relationships Through Visitation

Jennifer Marcelli, L.C.S.W.
CE Hours: 1.5

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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."

Research tells us that the frequency of visitation between parents and children makes a big difference. Children who are visited often by their birth parents are more likely to be reunited and spend less time in foster care.

Foster parents may facilitate family reunification through both mentoring birth parents and supporting their visitation. Developing a positive relationship between foster and birth parents may allow children to avoid the stress of divided loyalties and position foster parents to play a supportive role after reunification (Lewis & Callaghan, 1993; Sanchirico & Jablonka, 2000).

For National Reunification Month 2018, the Center highlighted programs that use Fostering Relationships. Fostering Relationships, a part of the Quality Parenting Initiative, is an approach to visitation in child welfare based on attachment theory that focuses both on improving parenting and supporting partnership between the foster parent and the birth parent. It is an approach adapted from Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up for Visitation (ABC-V), a research-based visitation intervention developed and piloted by Mary Dozier, Ph.D., and the Youth Law Center. ABC-V is an extension of Attachment Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC), an evidence-based parenting intervention for caregivers of infants and toddlers who have experienced early adversity.

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.

Psychologists 
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. (1.5) 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 1.5 contact hours self-study.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (1.5) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists 
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB 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 and MFTs.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (1.5) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (1.5) contact hours. 
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (1.5) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (1.5) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. (1.5) CE Hours. Provider #151                                                                                                                                                           

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

 

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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.