Educational Events

Four Winds Westchester

“No Such Thing as a Bad Kid!” Understanding and Responding to Kids with Emotional & Behavioral Challenges Using a Positive, Trauma-informed, Strength-Based Approach



Presenter: Charlie Appelstein, MSW

Strength-based practice is an emerging approach to guiding at-risk children, youth and families that is exceptionally positive and inspiring. Its focus is on strength-building rather than flaw-fixing. It begins with the belief that every individual has or can develop strengths and utilize past successes to mitigate problem behavior and enhance functioning. This presentation will highlight many of the key principles and techniques of this transforming modality.
At the conclusion of this program participants will:
• Describe the major principles of a strength-based approach to working with at-risk children and youth.
• Discuss the importance of personal self-awareness and self-management in working with at-risk children, youth, and families.
• Cite specific strength-based verbal interventions that help professionals engage and motivate at-risk children, youth, and families.
• Develop individualized behavioral support strategies that help children learn to self-manage.
• Discuss innovative strategies for enhancing self-esteem in at-risk youth.
• Describe at least two specific cognitive-behavioral techniques that can help at-risk children, youth, and their parents to better self-manage their actions.

Fee: $25 per program, payable to Four Winds Hospital. 1.5 NY State Social Worker, Mental Health Counselors and CAT CEUs, 1.5 CASAC Section 2 criteria and CPP/CPS Section 1 criteria clock hours, 1.5 CME credits pending.

Registration is required for these events, call 1-800-528-6624, ext. 2413, or register online and pay at PayPal. 



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