CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION SERVICES (CAPS) presents our
2017 Summer Training Institute for Social Workers
Space is limited. Absolutely no walk-ins. Check-in for each class begins 30 minutes before class starts and classes begin promptly at their appointed times. All classes are being held at the DeMatteis Center on Northern Boulevard, Greenvale, Long Island. A Certificate of Completion will be given at the end of each class. These programs have been approved for contact hours by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work. Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers, #0053.
Monday, July 31: A Social Work Response to Implicit Bias in Education and Other Settings, 9AM-Noon, 3 contact hours – $65 Implicit Bias can unintentionally end up reproducing unequal outcomes even in such “helping” professions such as education and social work. Although the US Public School system now has more non-white students than white students, white teachers account for 84% of the teaching force. In this course, social workers will become more aware of their own biases and learn strategies to help themselves and others treat all students and clients with dignity and care. For more information about this class, click here
Tuesday, Aug. 1 When Tragedy Strikes: Handling Grief in School and Agency Settings, 9AM-Noon, 3 contact hours – $65 When tragedy strikes and grief comes to your school or your agency, the school bell still rings and the agency door remains open. Are you prepared? This course will explore the stages of grief, how grief affects children and adolescents, triggers and coping with holidays and practical tools/skills for social workers dealing with grief counseling. For more information about this class, click here
Wed., Aug. 2: 13 Reasons Why: What Every Social Worker Should Know, 9AM-Noon, 3 contact hours – $65 13 Reasons Why racked up over 3.5 million social volume impressions in the first week of its release (Teen Vogue). With teens watching this Netflix series in record numbers, mental health professionals need to be ready to tackle its content head on. This course will explore the issues raised in the series, some of which include bullying, sexual assault, trauma, and suicide, with special focus on risk and resiliency factors. Interventions including Reflective Listening, the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Cognitive Restructuring, and Meditation to promote recovery and resilience will be explored For more information about this class, click here
Thurs., Aug. 3: Understanding & Responding to Bias, Prejudice and Stereotypes in School Settings (This is Part 1 of the DASA Certification Course); 8:30 – 11:45 AM, 3 contact hours – $65 For more information about this class, click here
Thurs., Aug. 3: DASA Certification Course – Parts 1 & 2 (This is the 6-hour course that meets NYSED’s requirements for school professionals), 8:30-3:00 PM, 6 social work contact hours & NYSED DASA certification – $100 (Note: credit cannot be given for part 2 alone.)