N/NY-0318 - Through the Child Welfare Kaleidoscope: Perspectives on Treatment


This course provides perspectives and guidance for the effective assessment and treatment of youth in the Child Welfare system, their families, and related professionals. Proven clinical and creative strategies addressing attachment related concerns, ambiguous grief, cumulative complex trauma exposures, and the multiple transitions unique to this population is presented.

Learning Objectives
    1. Clearly conceptualize four major treatment areas specific to children and both birth and foster families involved in child welfare with empathy and empowerment.
    2. Learn how to implement at least four applicable interventions to build rapport, facilitate grieving, provide support through transitions, build secure attachments, and reduce trauma responses.
    3. Learn three specific ways to engage and advocate with other professionals, parents, and court system in the treatment process.

    Heather Brown

    Heather Brown, MS, ATR, LPC, ACTP, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Art Therapist, Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner through the National Institute of Trauma and Loss and the coauthor of Therapeutic Interventions for Families and Children in the Child Welfare System. She holds her Master's degree in Counseling and Art Therapy from Eastern Virginia Medical School and is accredited through the State of Michigan as well as the Art Therapy Credential Board.

    Originally from the Baltimore-Washington metro area, Heather moved to Detroit 12 years ago and since then has effectively helped metro Detroit's children, teens, adults, and professionals by providing high quality and creative therapeutic interventions and trainings. Heather also offers individual and group supervision for LLPC's (Limited Licensed Professional Counselors) and future-ATR's (Registered Art Therapists) as well as post-licensure case and career consultation. She has provided numerous presentations and trainings in community forums, professional conferences, and educational settings on parenting, working with children and families in foster care and adoption, child and adolescent mental health concerns, trauma/PTSD, grief & loss, and art therapy.


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    10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  10/10 points to pass
    10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  10/10 points to pass
    Quality Assessment
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    Up to 1.00 credits available  |  Certificate available
    Up to 1.00 credits available  |  Certificate available