Date: 5/9/2016, 3:30 pm—5:30 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
The purpose of this training is to create a renewed and heightened awareness of boundary issues in work with foster youth. Having boundaries is not just a matter of being professional. Appropriate boundaries are a key ingredient in providing the children in our care with the highest quality of care, which often times requires us to build trusting and healing relationships with them. Frequently the relationships we build with clients can have ambiguous boundaries, making it important to develop an awareness of possible danger signs for boundary issues that might result in poor practice or which might be red flags for potential exploitation of clients.
- To understand that boundaries in work with youth can sometimes be too loose, but can also be too rigid and prevent engagement and relationship.
- To help participants become alert to boundary crossings/violations and to feel safe to raise concerns and questions
- To increase awareness of the importance of boundaries in child and adolescent development.