Clinical & Programming Webinars

Attachment Disorders in Shelter Populations

Description: This webinar will provide a brief overview of attachment disorders, tips for identifying the disorder, the particular challenges of working with this population and suggested counseling techniques for working with older youth diagnosed with attachment disorders.

Facilitators: Michelle Anspaugh, LPC, Child and Family Therapist and Jennifer Vernon, LPC, Clinical Manager of Child and Family Therapy, Synergy Services, Inc. Kansas City, MO.


Bullying Prevention

Description: Join us as SuEllen Fried, a national expert on bullying prevention, shares information for recognizing and reducing bullying amont the youth with whom we work.

Facilitator: SuEllen Fried is a passionate advocate for children who devotes her time to reduce the cruelty of children to each other. SuEllen and her daughter, Paula Fried, Ph.D., co-authored “Bullies & Victims: Helping Your Child Through the Schooyard Battlefield” in 1996 and “Bullies, Targets & Witnesses: Helping Children Break the Pain Chain” in 2003.

She has been a national and international speaker on the topic of child abuse and bullying and has appeared on Good Morning America, the TODAY Show, MSNBC, and was featured on an A & E Documentary, Bill Kurtis Reports, “Bullied to Death.” She travels extensively, speaking with students, educators and parents on the topic of bullying. Her workshops and trainings have been sponsored by the American Medical Association Alliance, PTA’s, Girl Scouts of America and many public, private and parochial schools and school districts.


Cultural Diversity in Youth Programming

Description: Cultural Diversity should be a component of all responsible youth programming and is a requirement for all FYSB funded programs. This webinar will cover the basic elements necessary to incorporate cultural diversity within youth programming and train youth care workers to become culturally compentent staff members.


Effective Case Management

This webinar will focus on effective case management in a residential setting. It will look at how to assess the needs of the client, understanding your own personal strengths and limitations, to building rapport with clients. It will talk about working on a seamless transition from childhood to adulthood and creating effective community ties.

Facilitators: Bill Thompson, Residential Case Manager and Y-NOW Case Manager, YMCA Safe Place Services. Stacy Meadows, Street Outreach Case Manager, YMCA Safe Place Services, Louisville, KY


Effective Services for GBLTQ Youth

Description: This webinar will provide an basic overview of the issues and challenges specific to GBLTQ youth and the effective techniques in serving this population.

Facilitator: Gay E. Phillips is the co-owner of barton.phillips & associates. Dr. Phillips has provided training for employees of youth and family service organizations for over 25 years on numerous topics on competency-based services to minority populations. She has co-authored a curriculum on working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth; as well as the Managing Aggressive Behavior and the Residential Child and Youth Care Professional certification programs through the Oklahoma University National Resource Center for Youth Services. She serves as an adjunct instructor in sociology and psychology at several universities. She and her partner were the 2010 Community Hero Award recipients sponsored by Oklahomans for Equality.


Effects of Stress on the Brain

Description: This webinar will cover the short and long term effects of stress on brain development and behavior and include vulnerabilities, specific behavioral implications and tips in dealing with adolescents.

Facilitator: Robin E. Donaldson, M.A., L.M.H.C. National Safe Place, Program Development and Research Director


Family Team Meeting Model

Description: The training will cover a description of what Family Team Meeting Model’s consist of, how they are conducted, and how it is a beneficial model for families in crisis. The training will offer informational handouts that you can use if you plan to incorporate this model at your agency.

Facilitators: Bill Thompson, Residential Case Manager and Y-NOW Case Manager, and Dionne McCage, Residential Case Manager, YMCA Safe Place Services, Louisville, KY


Movement, Music and Mood: Move and Groove to Manage Mood

Description: Do you ever have the need to raise or lower the energy level of others around you? Learn how to harness the power and energy of movement and music to set the mood for your office, shelter climate, classroom or meeting. Discover how to guide movement to enhance attention and how to use different music to achieve different goals in individual or group settings. Join us for this fun and informative session.

Facilitator: Robin E. Donaldson, M.A., L.M.H.C. National Safe Place, Program Development and Research Director


National Runaway Switchboard: Solution Focused Crisis Intervention

Description: The National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) has been the federally designated communication system for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth serving both youth and families across the country for 40 years. NRS provides crisis intervention, information and referrals; conference calls to facilitate communication for youth; message service; education and outreach; and the “Home Free” transportation service to reunite families through 1-800-RUNAWAY a nationwide 24-hour hotline.

Webinar participants will receive an overview of NRS services, philosophy, and the five step solution focused crisis intervention model.

Facilitators: NRS Lee Osipchak, Training and Education Manager, Amy Dondanville, Trainer


Utilizing Positive Youth Development in Programming

Description: This webinar will discuss the practical application of the Positive Youth Development philosophy into your youth shelter, street outreach and other youth programming.

Facilitators: Jennifer Rich, Director, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth and Ravenna Motil-McGuire, Public Information Specialist, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth


Youth in Crisis: Crisis Intervention

Description: This webinar will focus on the immediate issues created by crisis using a strength based approaches to building rapport with crisis clients. The short-term nature of crisis shelters requires workers to quickly assess the needs of their clients and build rapport. The webinar will utilize Larry Brendtro’s Reclaiming Youth at Risk model and how it can be used in crisis shelter setting.

Facilitator: Bill Thompson, Residential Case Manager and Y-NOW Case Manager, YMCA Safe Place Services, Louisville, KY


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