course »Tools for Providing Social Development Support for Youth with Disabilities for Child Welfare Professionals

Date: 10/11/2021, 9:15 am—4:45 pm
County: Training Offerings
CEUs: 6
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
Virtual Instructor Led Training

Youth with various disabilities involved with care-systems want to fit in with their peers, and with adults, just as other youth do. These youth often do not have the socio-emotional support to learn how to do this safely, as they are shifting in care and home settings. This can often lead to at-risk behaviors and incidences involving violence or abuse. System-supported Youth with various types of disabilities face big challenges with safety, relationships, and social-emotional development. Care professionals are in a unique position to lend respectful and much needed support.

This interactive workshop will feature breakout rooms, small group activities, and large group activity and dialogue-with stretch breaks! You will gain skills to identify the signs for needed socio-emotional development for youth with different types of disabilities. We’ll look in to social justice, equity and inclusion, and talk about why socio-emotional development is such a need for Youth with disabilities. You will come away with various ways to embed socio-emotional learning into your work with Youth, concentrating on key points of safety, both in public and with relationships. Participants will also learn how to create development program goals with youth, using resources outside the agency when needed, and inclusive of social justice identity, schooling needs, and home/care settings.

Each participant will have the opportunity to talk about a scenario from youth work where they could use a hand. By the end of this workshop, you will develop a firm base of knowledge to address the socio-emotional development needs of youth with various disabilities-for your work as an advocate, and in getting assistance as well.