Date/Time Event Information
03/01/2024
8:45 am - 12:15 pm
Family Reunification

THIS IS A VIRTUAL TRAINING

Family Reunification

Presented by Marlene Anderson, LCSW, JSOCCP and Ingrid Diaz, Ph.D.

Friday, March 1, 2024 @ 8:45am – 12:15pm

Family reunification after sexual offenses is a delicate progression. This presentation on family reunification, post sexually problematic behaviors, will offer an overview on the guiding principles, as well as examining assumptions about the process. Emphasis will be placed on learning and exploring the steps taken by the victim and the perpetrator, as well as their respective treatment teams leading up to reunifying. Individual and familial strengths, risks, and needs associated with reunification after a sexually problematic event, and possible associated barriers, will be outlined. A framework on steps to navigate the roadmap, while identifying risks and needs in efforts to maximize/ensure family safety will also be provided. This training will address the often-undervalued importance of factoring cultural aspects in family systems/subsystems and the vitality of tailoring treatment needs and approaches. The essential strengths necessary to increase competency and successful reunification, maintaining attachment, and ultimately maximizing healthy functioning post reunification will be of significant discourse.

 

Practitioners and Clinicians |Intermediate

Training Goals and Objectives

  1. Describe and discuss the reunification/clarification purpose and process.
  1. Explain the purpose and efficacy of existing stipulations around reunification.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to identify and explore unique familial systems’ needs.
  3. Members will demonstrate how to explore and implement empathetically and with best practice.

 

REGISTRATION FEES:
• Individual Member – FREE

• Agency Member – FREE
(Agency Members include: NJ Probation, NJ Parole, Monmouth Co. Pros. Office, Ranch Hope, Capitol County Children’s Collaborative, CJAP/Arc)

• Non-member – $5

• Individual or Agency Member with 2.5 APA CEs – $20

• Non-member with 2.5 APA CEs– $50

 

Registration closes on Thursday, 2/29/24 at 5pm.  Zoom link will be emailed to all participants after that time.

Certificate of attendance available upon request.

 

 

04/19/2024
All Day
Youth and Neurodiversity

THIS WILL BE AN IN-PERSON TRAINING AT THE MIDDLESEX FIRE ACADEMY

Defining “Progress in Treatment”: A Developmental Perspective

Presented by Kevin Creeden, M.A., LMHC.

Recent research has sought to highlight those factors or issues that are indicative of treatment progress for youth who have engaged in harmful or problematic sexual behavior (Latrille, et al., 2023; Aebi, et al., 2022; Prentky, et al., 2020). Typically, when we are discussing effective treatment or treatment progress, the perspective we use is that of a particular treatment model or interventions efficacy in lowering recidivism rates.  This has remained true despite findings that overall recidivism rates for adolescents engaged in harmful sexual behavior appear to already be quite low (Lussier, et al., 2023; Caldwell, 2016).

This training offers a shift in our focus for treatment that highlights resilience and the enhancement of positive developmental experiences and skills over pathology and the “absence of bad” behavior (Creeden, 2018).  This perspective not only leads us to attend more actively to client strengths, but it also encourages us to recognize how our clients’ problematic behaviors have often emerged as adaptive responses to persistent experiences of adversity, maltreatment, and trauma (Teicher & Samson, 2016).  The training will define the central components of a developmental treatment approach and will discuss how to operationalize this approach in creating treatment goals, measuring progress, and engaging youth and their families.

 

Learning Goals

Workshop participants will

  • Consider how a trauma-focused/developmental approach can identify a client’s capacity for resiliency in the dynamics of their problematic behaviors.
  • Learn how a focus on enhancing developmental skills promotes an increase in protective factors.
  • Discuss how a developmental focus can serve to facilitate greater engagement from the client’s caregivers and social supports.
  • Learn how to create a treatment plan from a developmental perspective.
  • Learn how to integrate current measures of treatment progress into a developmental framework.
  • Discuss how a developmental framework can incorporate neurodevelopmental research and trauma-informed treatment into interventions that promote resiliency and healthy development for the “whole child” rather than solely diminishing problematic behavior.
06/07/2024
All Day
TBD

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09/13/2024
All Day
TBD

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10/18/2024
All Day
Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM)

More information coming soon!  Registration is not yet open for this event.

12/06/2024
All Day
Internet Related Offenses

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