Workshops

Normality versus Pathology: An Exploration of Child Developmental Health

ID: 5650WEB

Former title: Normality or Pathology: An Exploration of Child Development and Mental Health Where does normality end and pathology begin? This question is especially pertinent for clinicians working with children whose developmental stage has a tremendous impact on their current level of functioning. This webinar will explore the interrelationship between children's developmental stages and interpersonal functioning with peers and within family relationships. Participants will move along developmental lines, from separation anxiety to separation and individuation, and explore what separates "normal" child developmental struggles from extremes in behavior indicative of a range of mental health issues. Participants will also explore age-appropriate treatment approaches. [Required for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]


Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Clinical

Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar


Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define what is normal and pathology in the context of human development and mental health
  • Discuss childhood from a historical perspective, from medieval times to the present
  • Review and discuss theories of child development and typical age-appropriate developmental milestones
  • Explain the role of the brain and attachment in child development
  • Discuss the role of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their impact on child development
  • Define and discuss mental health and mental health issues
  • Explain the social work perspective on mental health, focusing on resiliency and strength-based perspective
  • Discuss the structure of DSM5, childhood disorders, and conditions
  • Explore treatment for childhood disorders utilizing diverse approaches

    Webinar Outline

    10:00 am Welcome/Introductions/Ground Rules
    10:15 am Define what is normal and pathology in the context of human development and mental health (Interactive discussion and activity)
    10:35 am Discuss childhood from a historical perspective, from medieval times to the present (Mini-lecture and interactive conversation)
    10:45 am Review and discuss theories of child development and typical age-appropriate developmental milestones (Mini-lecture, interactive discussion, and video)
    11:05 am Explain the role of the brain and attachment in child development. (Mini-lecture and interactive discussion)
    11:20 am Discuss the role of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their impact on child development (Mini-lecture, interactive discussion, and video)
    11:50 am Define and discuss mental health and mental health issues (Mini-lecture and interactive discussion)
    12:05 pm Explain the social work perspective on mental health, focusing on resiliency and strength-based perspective (Mini-lecture and interactive discussion)
    12:20 pm Discuss the structure of DSM5, childhood disorders, conditions, and diverse treatment approaches (Mini-lecture, interactive discussion, and case examples)
    12:50 pm Conclusion/Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Intermediate

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructor

    Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, MSW, LCSW. Dr. Hubbard is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Rutgers University School of Social Work (RUSSW). Recipient of RUSSW 2023 & 2022 Outstanding Professor in Clinical Specialization Award and 2021 National Teaching Leadership Award in Higher Education by JV Educational Consultants. She is a licensed clinical license social worker with over 19 years of experience in child welfare, advocacy, case management, and clinical practice. Dr. Hubbard is a trained family therapist and consultant trainer with a small private practice and consulting firm. She is also a past NASW, NJ Chapter president, an alumna of CSWE Doctoral Minority Fellowship, and an active Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. member. She serves on a variety of advisory boards, committees, and councils. She is pursuing her 2nd doctorate, a Ph.D. in family science and human development, at Montclair State University.

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