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Great Presentation Concludes the 2018 FCP Spring Professional Workshop Series

Great Presentation Concludes the 2018 FCP Spring Professional Workshop Series

Dr. Melanie Pellecchia provided an outstanding workshop today by entitled: “Applied Behavior Analysis: Strategies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. ” The presentation clearly met the following goals:

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

  •  Describe the key elements of ABA in the treatment of children with ASD
  • Distinguish between various ABA-based approaches for children with ASD
  • Discuss how to incorporate ABA-based approaches into treatment recommendations for children with ASD
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Skills & Strategies for Helping Kids Manage Anger

Skills & Strategies for Helping Kids Manage Anger

 

By popular request, Dr. Jeff Bernstein was invited back to the Foundations Community Partnership’s Spring 2018 Mental Health Workshop Series. Today’s presentation was entitled Helping Children and Teens Manage Anger.

Dr. Bernstein did not disappoint the full house of 100+ attendees. As in the past, his presentation was well received by the audience of mental health professionals and educators. The audience was attentive throughout the workshop, asked good questions and appeared satisfied at the end of the workshop.

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Helping Children and Teens Manage Anger – Popular Workshop Back by Request

Helping Children and Teens Manage Anger – Popular Workshop Back by Request

Poorly managed anger, especially in children and teens, is often destructive. It is crucial that we help children and teens effectively regulate their anger. By doing so, they will feel calmer, happier, be more confident to handle challenges, and have better connections with others. Proven strategies and tools from mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and relaxation therapies are provided to help children and teens identify anger signals and reactions in their minds and bodies and teach them how to truly calm themselves down.

Workshop Objectives

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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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Applied Behavior Analysis the Focus of Wednesday’s Workshop

Applied Behavior Analysis the Focus of Wednesday’s Workshop

The first workshop of the FCP 2018 Spring Series — postponed twice due to inclement weather —  will be presented from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon on Wednesday May 16, 2018.  FCP is grateful Dr. Melanie Pellecchia, was able to reschedule this important topic, “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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