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NOVA Specialist Returns with Powerful Workshop

NOVA Specialist Returns with Powerful Workshop

If you missed this morning’s workshop entitled: “Update on Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse ” you missed a winner.

By popular request, Mandy Mundy, M.S., the Senior Director of Programs and Services at Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) returned to provide a highly energetic presentation to a full house of mental health professionals, educators, and others.

The four Goals of this Workshop included:

  • Know and understand the roles and responsibilities of mandated reporters under Pennsylvania law.
  • Recognize the possible indicators of child abuse
  • Know how to make a report of suspected child abuse and neglect with confidence.
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Update on Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse

Update on Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse

This workshop will be presented from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon on Wednesday April 11, 2018 by Mandy Mundy, M.S.

Although anyone can report suspected child abuse at any time, certain professionals, called “mandated reporters” are required by law to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment. Mandated reporters are of critical importance in the child abuse prevention effort. This workshop identifies the role and responsibility bystanders, care providers and mandated reporters play in the prevention, protection and intervention of child abuse.

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Important Topic to Start the FCP 2018 Spring Workshop Series

Important Topic to Start the FCP 2018 Spring Workshop Series

The first workshop of the FCP 2017 Spring Series will be presented from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon on Wednesday March 7th, 2018 by Melanie Pellecchia, Ph.D., is entitled “Applied Behavior Analysis: Strategies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”

A range of behavior analytic interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder has been established as evidence-based. These interventions vary in both the strategies used and the goals targeted, often leading to confusion and misunderstanding of applied behavior analysis (ABA). This workshop will provide an overview of evidence-based interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) based on applied behavior analysis as well as a description of how to incorporate these strategies into treatment planning for individuals with ASD.

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Dynamic Workshop Concludes Fall Series!

Dynamic Workshop Concludes Fall Series!

We enjoyed an excellent workshop today by Michele Angello, Ph.D entitled “Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Behavioral Health Issues in Children and Adolescents.”

In her important and informative workshop, Dr. Angello clearly met her stated goals.

  • Identify best practices for working with LGBT youth and their families.
  • Discuss the difference between a social and medical transition.
  • Describe potential biases held with regard to LGBT parents.
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Final Workshop of 2017 Addresses Timely Topic

Final Workshop of 2017 Addresses Timely Topic

The second workshop of the FCP 2017 Fall Series will be presented from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon on Wednesday November 29, 2017 by Michele Angello, Ph.D. and entitled: “Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Behavioral Health Issues in Children and Adolescents”

Most well-intentioned and competent physicians and behavioral health practitioners h ave very little experience working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, questioning, transgender, or gender-nonconforming children and adolescents. This can inadvertently fracture a relationship with the youth because the majority of them have faced marginalization or outright discrimination from family, friends, schools, spiritual institutions, and other treatment professionals. This workshop will provide an overview of best practices when working with children and youth whose self-identifications doesn’t quite fit societal gender restrictions. Working with families is also an integral part of this work and salient factors around systems work will also be covered.

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Workshop Provided Thorough Overview of Suicide Prevention Among Youth

Workshop Provided Thorough Overview of Suicide Prevention Among Youth

Today’s workshop on suicidal behavior in youth was presented by Holly C. Wilcox,  Ph.D., and entitled “Prevention of Suicidal Behaviors Among Young People.”

This presentation by Dr. Wilcox, provided an overview of demographic information about completed suicides among young people. This overview included both international and national statistics for males and females. She also stated that females made more suicide attempts, but males were more likely to complete a suicide. This is due to males choosing more violent methods such as guns, which are more likely to be fatal.

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Enlightening Presentation Brings Spring Workshop Series to a Satisfying Close

Enlightening Presentation Brings Spring Workshop Series to a Satisfying Close

If you missed today’s final workshop of the FCP 2017 Spring Series, you missed another great presentation. This workshop was presented by Anthony Puliafico,  Ph.D., and entitled Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

As described,  Dr. Puliafico’s  presentation provided an overview of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), including its presentation and current assessment and treatment guidelines.  His presentation Agenda included:

  1. Assessing OCB in children and adolescents
  2. Review of Exposure and Ritual Prevention
  3. Case Studies, and,
  4. Overcoming Obstacles to Treatment
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Welcome to the Final Workshop in the FCP 2017 Spring Workshop Series 

Welcome to the Final Workshop in the FCP 2017 Spring Workshop Series 

 

The final workshop of the FCP 2017 Spring Series will be presented from 8:30 AM to 12 PM on Wednesday May 3, 2017 by Anthony Puliafico,  Ph.D., and entitled Assessment and Treatment ofPediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

This presentation will provide an overview of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), including its presentation and current assessment and treatment guidelines. The workshop will review common symptoms of OCD in youth, examine assessment methods and strategies for differential diagnosis, and discuss current behavioral and medication treatments for pediatric OCD. There will be a focused review of exposure and ritual prevention, which is the front-line behavioral treatment for pediatric OCD. Demonstrations and role-plays will be utilized to display therapeutic techniques.

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Robust Presentation for Second in Spring Series

Robust Presentation for Second in Spring Series

The second workshop of the FCP 2017 Series presented by Daniel Waschbusch, Ph.D., was outstanding! Entitled “Empirically Supported Assessment and Treatment of Conduct Problems in Youth,” Dr. Waschbusch quickly showed strong command of this topic, and provided a fast pace, 3 three-hour, focused presentation to a very attentive audience.

I counted only a handful of questions during the workshop, suggesting that the participants were satisfied with his knowledge and his delivery of the topic. Dr. Waschbusch managed to balance a high level of supportive research information to satisfy the experienced professional audience. He also provided a nice review of some basics for both early career and veteran mental health professionals.

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Workshop Will Address Assessment & Treatment of Disruptive Behaviors/Conduct Disorders in Youth

Workshop Will Address Assessment & Treatment of Disruptive Behaviors/Conduct Disorders in Youth

We’re looking forward to the second workshop of the FCP 2017 Spring Series this Wednesday! Daniel A. Waschbusch, Ph.D. will be presenting “Empirically Supported Assessment and Treatment of Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Youth.”

This workshop will present essential information on conduct problems in youth, including the causes, correlates, and outcomes of conduct problems. The presentation will also cover empirically supported treatments for conduct problems and present current research trends and future directions for furthering knowledge in this area.

Workshop Objectives

At the end of this activity, the learner will be able to

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