Working with Children Impacted by Caregiver’s Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders
Parents talking to kids

    • During this training, we discuss the impact of Opioid Use & other Substance Use Disorders on children and families, as well as the intersection of the Opioid Use & other Substance Use Disorders, child welfare systems, and child health.  Through this training, we look to identify opportunities to support families impacted by trauma and Substance Use Disorders.

It's All Connected, Foundations for Equity in Early Child Health
It’s All Connected, Foundations for Equity in Early Child Health

  • Description: This webinar focuses on the impacts of maternal health and racial equity on early childhood development. The impact of genes and environmental conditions begin in utero and continue throughout the lifespan. Many cognitive and social emotional delays can be linked to pregnancy outcomes. This course will highlight environmental and genetic factors contributing to infant mental health and childhood development.
  • Presenter: Renee Antoine, Senior Policy Associate for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

  Participants should be able to:

    1. List 2 to 3 social determinants of health
    2. Define differences in equity and equality
    3. Give examples of executive function in early childhood
    4. Explain connections between pregnancy outcomes and child development
  • For more information, email Kathy.Bragg@CHRIS180.org This training is offered by the CHRIS 180 Community Programs Department.

Early Childhood Trauma Exposure

  • Infants and young children who have been exposed to trauma commonly show signs that are not easily identified as trauma. This training will explore how trauma looks in infants and young children and strategies utilized to promote and support healthy social emotional development.
  • For more information, email Kathy.Bragg@CHRIS180.org .This training is offered by the CHRIS 180 Community Programs Department.

  • Date(s):
    Email training@CHRIS180.org for future offerings of this course.
  • CEs Available:
    3 Core Hours
  • Training Description:
    Diagnosing no matter the population, rather it be children & adolescents or adults, can be very difficult in community mental health. There are most likely many comorbidities with clients having multiple mental disorders and in the setting of multiple variants such as childhood adverse experiences, substance abuse and poverty. This will be an educational and interactive training to assist mental health professionals in making proper diagnoses including (but not limited to) Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, ADHD, ODD, DMDD, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia.
  • Training Objectives:
    • Participants will understand the difficulties and challenges in diagnosing
    • Participations will grow in their understanding of comorbidities and the affects of childhood adverse experiences, substance abuse, and poverty.
    • Participants will grow in their ability to diagnose mental health disorders including (but not limited to) Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, ADHD, ODD, DMDD, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia
  • Cost: $110
  • Instructor: Dr. Nina Mena, MD; Staff Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
    Nina Joy Mena, MD was born and raised in Detroit, MI. She went to the University of Michigan for her undergraduate studies where she majored in Psychology. She attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and graduated in 2013 with her Medical Degree. She received her Residency Training in Psychiatry from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Fellowship Training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry from Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Mena currently works for Morehouse School of Medicine as assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry and works at CHRIS 180, community mental health agency and sees children, adolescents, and young adults up to age 25. Dr. Mena is very passionate about teaching, community mental health, serving the underserved, and global health.

  • Psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
  • Therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
  • Email training@CHRIS180.org to inquire about future offerings of this training.

  • Therapeutic play helps children with social or emotional deficits learn to communicate better, change their behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and relate to others in positive ways. It is appropriate for children undergoing or witnessing stressful events in their lives, such as a serious illness or hospitalization, domestic violence, abuse, trauma, a family crisis, or an upsetting change in their environment.
  • Play therapy can help children with academic and social problems, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, or anger, as well as those with attention deficit disorders or who are on the autism spectrum.
  • Email training@CHRIS180.org to inquire about future offerings of this training.

  • Date(s):
    Email Training@CHRIS180.org for future offerings of this course.
  • CEUs Available:
    3 Core Hours
    GSCSW & NBCC
  • Training Description:
    Diagnosing no matter the population, rather it be children & adolescents or adults, can be very difficult in community mental health. There are most likely many comorbidities with clients having multiple mental disorders and in the setting of multiple variants such as childhood adverse experiences, substance abuse and poverty. This will be an educational and interactive training to assist mental health professionals in making proper diagnoses including (but not limited to) Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, ADHD, ODD, DMDD, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia.
  • Training Objectives:
    • Participants will understand the difficulties and challenges in diagnosing
    • Participations will grow in their understanding of comorbidities and the affects of childhood adverse experiences, substance abuse, and poverty.
    • Participants will grow in their ability to diagnose mental health disorders including (but not limited to) Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, ADHD, ODD, DMDD, OCD, PTSD, and Bipolar.
  • Cost: $110
  • Instructor: Dr. Nina Mena, MD; Staff Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
    Nina Joy Mena, MD was born and raised in Detroit, MI. She went to the University of Michigan for her undergraduate studies where she majored in Psychology. She attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and graduated in 2013 with her Medical Degree. She received her Residency Training in Psychiatry from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Fellowship Training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry from Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Mena currently works for Morehouse School of Medicine as assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry and works at CHRIS 180, community mental health agency and sees children, adolescents, and young adults up to age 25. Dr. Mena is very passionate about teaching, community mental health, serving the underserved, and global health.

  • 4-hour course
  • Examine the benefits of Tele-Play therapy and understand some of the potential counterindications to this medium of delivering therapeutic services. You will learn some valuable strategies for utilizing play therapy & trauma work via Tele-Play therapy.
  • When focusing on co-regulation, safety, and stability, you can truly make meaningful change over a computer with children and families who have complex trauma and attachment difficulties.
  • Email training@CHRIS180.org to inquire about future offerings of this training.

  • Developed to help people cope with extreme or unstable emotions and harmful behaviors. DBT is an evidence-based approach to help people regulate emotions.
  • (DBT) is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). DBT may be used to treat suicidal and other self-destructive behaviors.
  • Email training@CHRIS180.org to inquire about future offerings of this training.

CBT tries to identify and change negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes.

 

  • The Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework is a core-components treatment model, developed to provide a guiding framework for thoughtful clinical intervention with complexly traumatized youth and their caregiving systems. Drawing from the fields of trauma, attachment, and child development, the framework recognizes the importance of working with the child-in-context, of acknowledging the role of historical experiences and adaptive responses in current presentation, and of intervening with the surrounding environment – whether primary caregivers or treatment system – to support and facilitate the child’s healthy growth and development. Rather than identify step-by-step intervention strategies, the framework identifies 10 key “building blocks”, or intervention targets, key skills/goals within each domain, developmental and cultural considerations, and potential applications across settings.
  • In addition to the clinical treatment application of the model, the ARC framework can be applied as a guide for trauma-informed practices on a systemic and interpersonal level within organizations. This training will focus on the organizational and systemic applications of the ARC framework
  • Email training@CHRIS180.org to inquire about future offerings of this training.

  • This course will help professionals understand the common mistakes made by other practitioners and the potential consequences associated with those violations. We will also discuss the ethical standards that were breached with the violations to further enhance staff’s understanding of the ethical standards of their professions. In addition, we will discuss ethical decision making when deciding to cross a boundary, common cognitive errors about boundary crossings, and what to do when a boundary crossing goes wrong.
  • Training Objectives:
     Review of the most common ethical violations and associated licensure sanctions
    • Discuss which ethical standards from the Code of Ethics for social work, professional counseling and marriage and family therapy these ethical violations breached
    • Review and discuss the basic assumptions about ethical decision making
    • Steps to consider when making a decision to cross a boundary
    • Common cognitive errors about boundary crossings and what to do when a boundary crossing goes wrong
  • Email training@CHRIS180.org to inquire about future offerings of this training.

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Clinical Workshops
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Autism Play Therapy
  • Play Therapy: 4-hour course
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Attachment Regulation Competency (ARC)
  • Licensure Training (LMSW, LCSW. MFT)
  • LPC Supervision
  • Ethics
Trauma Training
Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Leadership Management Training
  • Burn Out Nation: Rob Collins
  • True Colors, Keys to Personal Success: Rob Collins
  • Lean 6 Sigma: Rob Collins
  • Basic Management
  • Advanced Management Series
  • Professional Boundaries
  • Resilience Businesses
  • Resilience Non-Profit
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
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