Workshops

Embracing Differences and Diversity in the Clinical Treatment of Children and Adolescents

ID: 5658WEB

Former titled: Dealing with Differences and Diversity in the Clinical Treatment of Children and Adolescents. This webinar addresses ethnic and cultural differences relevant to the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. The webinar will use examples from Latino, African American, and African Caribbean families, but will stress the dimensions of cultural difference that clinicians should explore when working across any cultural or ethnic difference. Topics will include the evaluation and treatment implications of cultural and ethnic differences: 1) family composition and family structure; 2) child-rearing and schooling practices; 3) gender and generational role expectations; 4) definitions of mental health and illness; 5) definitions of help and help-seeking; 6) the common clashes between client expectations and the professional helpers; and 7) ways for clinicians to bridge the gaps in culture reducing the effectiveness of services. The webinar will combine didactic presentations and group exercises. [Required for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]


Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 1.0 Clinical, 2.0 Social & Cultural Competence

Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Date: Thursday, July 25, 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 key concepts: culture, cultural diversity, differences, ethnicities, etc.
  • Discuss the family composition and structure; child-reading and schooling practices; gender and generational role expectations; define mental health and illness; help-seeking; engagement; and creating a safe therapeutic space
  • Discuss common clashes between persons in client status expectations and professional helpers
  • Explore ways for clinicians to bridge the gaps and reduce disparities in service with children, adolescents, and their families who identify as ethnically and culturally different by providing culturally sensitive, responsive, and safe engagement - seeing, relating, and working effectively with cultural and ethnic differences

    Webinar Outline

    10:00 am Welcome/Introductions/Ground Rules
    10:15 am Define key concepts: culture, cultural diversity, differences, ethnicities, etc (Interactive discussion) 10:30 am Discuss the family composition and structure; child-rearing and schooling practices; gender and generational role expectations; define mental health and illness; help-seeking; engagement; and creating a safe therapeutic space (Mini-lecture, interactive discussion, reflective activity)
    11:10 am Discuss common clashes between persons in client status expectations and professional helpers (Mini-lecture, interactive discussion)
    11:30 am Explore ways for clinicians to bridge the gaps and reduce disparities in service with children, adolescents, and their families who identify as ethnically and culturally different by providing culturally sensitive, responsive, and safe engagement—seeing, relating, and working effectively with cultural and ethnic differences (Mini-lecture, interactive discussion, case study)
    12:15 pm Discuss and practice putting ideas, concepts, and strategies learned into practice through case examples (Interactive discussions, breakout rooms, and large group discussions)
    12:45 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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