CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION SERVICES (CAPS) 2018 welcomes you to our 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 Blue Ocean Financial, Northern Boulevard, Greenvale, LI (near Roslyn). 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.
This year we are offering:
Monday, July 30: Sexual Harassment Tipping Point: from #metoo to #metoo12, 9AM-Noon, 3 contact hours – $65
Little attention has been paid to how much sexual harassment affects elementary, middle, and high-school students. Recent media attention has highlighted the problem of sexual harassment among Hollywood elites, powerful men and women in politics and the media. The problem of sexual harassment extends to our K-12 schools, a problem that has received far less attention than casting couches and the workplace. Social workers are often looked upon as the experts within their respective communities; social workers have been repeatedly trained on identifying and reporting child abuse. However many social workers have had little or no training on how to respond to sexual harassment. Whether you are working in an agency, a school, are in private practice, it is incumbent on social workers to enter into the conversation and be aware of the problem, its effects and the protections that are in place to help address it. The first fifteen enrollees will receive the book Be Fierce: Stop Sexual Harassment and Take Your Power Back by Gretchen Carlson.
Tuesday, July 31: The Resilient Practitioner: How to Prevent Burnout and Promote Well-Being, 9AM-Noon, 3 contact hours – $65
A review of today’s headlines will reveal we are living in a time of tremendous challenge. Social workers serve the neediest populations and often take on their client’s woes in a process referred to as vicarious trauma, so it’s really no surprise that roughly 75% of social workers experience burnout—or excessive demands on their energy, strength, or resources—at some point in their careers. (Marglin 2017) The content of this course will showcase the continuum of interventions that can be provided to help nurture the professional social worker. These interventions are two-fold; what can be done programmatically within an agency to offset burnout and what strategies can be developed within the professional to cope with the ever- increasing challenges they face.
Wednesday. August 1: Helping Clients with PTSD: Addressing Post-Traumatic Disorders Among Veterans, 9AM-Noon, 3 contact hours – $65
Anyone who has gone through a life-threatening event can develop PTSD. These events can include but are not limited to: Combat or military exposure, child sexual or physical abuse, terrorist attacks, sexual or physical assault, serious accidents, such as a car wrecks and natural disasters.
PTSD has profound effects on one’s physical and emotional health and social functioning. Traumatic experiences that happen to one member of a family can have an effect on everyone else in the family, leading social workers to see similar trauma-related behaviors in both trauma survivors and in family members. Veterans come back with multiple needs and reintegration challenges that cut across issues of family service, employment, economic distress, housing, health, mental health, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Armstrong LCSW Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco says, “Who better to understand the interconnectivity of problems than social workers who view the client from a person-in-the-environment perspective and see the big picture beyond just the client in front of them?” He goes on: “We have more than 2 million men and women who served in Iraq or Afghanistan, and you’ll be working with them whether you end up serving at a VA or veterans readjustment counseling center or in any other setting. There’s no way around it.” This course will offer strategies and active ways to cope with traumatic stress reactions. Participants will also hear veterans share their experiences with PTSD and the recovery process. Course instructor will share the stage with veterans and their service dogs.
Thursday, August 2: Understanding & Responding to Bias, Prejudice and Stereotypes in School Settings (This is Part 1 of the DASA Certification Course); 8:30AM – 11:45 AM, 3 contact hours – $65
Thursday., August 2: DASA Certification Course – Parts 1 & 2 (This is the 6-hour course that meets NYSED’s requirements for school professionals), 8:30AM-3:00 PM, 6 contact hours & NYSED DASA certification – $100 (Note: credit cannot be given for part 2 alone.)