course »Sand Trays, Fables and Expressive Arts Story-Telling with the CANS

Date: 12/8/2020, 9:30 am—11:30 am
County: Training Offerings
CEUs: 2.75
Sponsored by Lincoln
Online Training

The CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) has been described as a storytelling assessment tool (Lyons, 2019) because it represents a commonly understood story that integrates the perspectives of all story tellers (e.g. caregivers involved in the lives of children or youth we work with). Through this workshop/presentation, the participants will learn how to use a variety of storytelling approaches informed by some practice strategies (i.e., sandtray, expressive arts, and narrative utilization; assessment) to conduct collaborative CANS assessment in working with children/youth clients and their families; and also in supervision.

As a workshop, participants will be engaged in collaborative experiential activities that use a variety of storytelling and assessment approaches to facilitate a conversation about the CANS, and also through telehealth platforms. These techniques apply to multicultural populations and are informed by sequential models of working with traumatized children, youth, and their families. As such, the techniques augment engagement of many at-risk children and youth who are underserved and are in potentially challenging environments.

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