Child Welfare Virtual Expo 2018 – Restore, Refresh and Reenergize: Organizational Strategies to Address Secondary Traumatic Stress in the Workforce

Cambria Rose Walsh, L.C.S.W.
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 third annual Virtual Expo supports workforce development and consists of materials and presentations around “Fostering a Healthy Workforce.” Whether learning as an individual or group, child welfare staff will have the opportunity to hear from experts, access valuable resources, connect new knowledge to their work, and identify goals for improving their own practice and the work of their teams.

Providing services to vulnerable families is complex, demanding, and inherently exposes workers to traumatic situations. This exposure can result in Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS), which takes a toll on staff and has consequences for both the agency and the children and families being served. This skills seminar focused on organizational strategies for providing ongoing support to staff working in a trauma-exposed environment. Based on Secondary Traumatic Stress in Child Welfare Practice: Trauma-Informed Guidelines for Organizations, the session highlighted concrete, trauma-informed steps agencies can take to assess secondary traumatic stress and build resiliency among staff. It also discussed organizational measures to address coverage and caseloads; empowerment and advocacy; support systems; and recognition, team building, and peer support.

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) 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 self-study.
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 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) 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) 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) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (1) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. (1) CE Hours. Provider #151                                                                                                                                                           

This course 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.