Practical Social Skills Workshop for Children and Students with Developmental Disabilities

ID: 3267WEB

This webinar will focus on the practical skills needed to help children and adolescents with developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders. The goal in this webinar is to teach about practical socialization skills in individual and group settings to do such things as: build friendships, transfer acquaintances to friendship relationships, avoiding behaviors that may serve to distance possible relationships as well as appropriate skills necessary for the real world. In additions, we will discuss what works in applications from instruction with social skills and what may not create difficulty from instruction to "real world" application. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, EdD, LMFT, CSSW
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 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:

  • Analyze and relate signs, risk factors, and symptoms of suicide specific to the school setting
  • Describe means of working towards social skills strengths versus deficits
  • Recognize and assess the usage of the four main components of social skills
  • Describe how to de-escalate anger and frustration and how they act to impede social skills within individuals with developmental disabilities

    Webinar Outline

    10:00 am Welcome/Introduction
    10:10 am Working Towards Social Strengths -vs- Deficits
    10:40 am What Makes Social Skills Program Effective?
    11:10 am Digital Citizenship and Social Skills
    11:40 am Cognitive Distortions and Socializing
    12:10 am The Big Four Of Social Skills
    12:40 pm Vocational Skills and Socialization
    12:50 pm Conclusion/Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    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

    Dr. Brett Novick holds a Master's Degree in Family Therapy and post-degree certification in School Social Work and Educational Administration as well as earned his EdD in Educational Leadership. He has worked as a School Social Worker/Counselor for the last 22 years and is an adjunct instructor at Rutgers University and Stockton Universities. He has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, community mental health, and substance abuse setting over the last twenty-five years. Additionally, he has supervised in family counseling, school counseling, and centers for abused and neglected children as well as adults & children with developmental disabilities and has been a licensed foster parent. Brett has authored seven educational and self-help books. He has written a series of nine SEL and CBT children's books and created four therapeutic games for youth. Additionally, he has written for several national educational, parenting, and mental health magazines. He has been humbled with awards for his work in education, with the NJEA Martin Luther King Jr. Human and Civil Rights, NJ State Governor's Office Jefferson Award for Public Service as well as his District's Teacher of the Year and Ocean County Counselor of the Year and the NJ State Holocaust Education Commission's Hela Young Award.

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