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CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR SOCIAL SERVICE AND MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Webinar Wednesdays provides multiple opportunities for professional development. These one-hour webinars include pre-recorded content and supplemental materials focusing on a range of topics designed to improve cultural humility and your therapeutic knowledgebase that you can access at your convenience. A certificate of completion noting contact hours earned will be provided upon completion of quiz and survey. 

Available starting

1/8/20

12pm CST

Compassion fatigue and stress maintenance

Engaging in work with clients experiencing a variety of emotional, physical, and social issues can impact providers in unexpected ways. Understanding compassion fatigue and embracing self-care as a normal part of our lives is incredibly important.

Participants will: 

  • Identify the signs of compassion fatigue 

  • Identify the impact on work and personal life

  • Learn about mindfulness as a stress intervention

  • Identify small steps in self-care that can make a big difference

 

Presented by:

Ashley Heidebrecht, MSW

and the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso-

a project of the Borderland Rainbow Center

Available starting

1/15/20

12pm CST

Understanding the impact of bias

Bias is something we all have, though we may not like to admit it. As service providers, it is imperative that we understand bias, process it, and understand the ways in which it impacts our practice, and our lives.

Participants will: 

  • Define bias and the ways in which it is created 

  • Discuss the ways in which bias informs perception and interaction

  • Identify areas in practice where bias may exist

 

Presented by:

Ashley Heidebrecht, MSW

and the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso-

a project of the Borderland Rainbow Center

Available starting

1/22/20

12pm CST

Intersectional Identities and inclusive Practice

Understanding the complexity of our intersectional identities is crucial in being a competent provider and censuring your practice is inclusive. To be inclusive means actively making choices to change and do better. Not just one choice, but hundreds of choices every day.

Attendees will:

  • Define  intersectionality

  • Identify various types of privilege and oppression and the ways in which they manifest

  • Reflect on ways in which your own identity impacts your practice

  • Discuss how to make your practice inclusive

 

Presented by:

Ashley Heidebrecht, MSW

and the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso- a project of the Borderland Rainbow Center

Available starting

2/05/20

12pm CST

Poverty: Barriers and  Stigma 

Poverty is an incredibly complex issue that is often talked about in terms of willpower vs. laziness and deserving vs. undeserving. This workshop will address the complexities of poverty and seek to change the way we talk about poverty and work with those who are experiencing it.

Attendees will:

  • Develop knowledge about different levels of poverty

  • Learn about stereotypes and social constructs surrounding poverty

  • Identify barriers to resources and services

  • Develop skills to more effectively engage with people experiencing poverty

 

Presented by:

Ashley Heidebrecht, MSW

and the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso- a project of the Borderland Rainbow Center

Available starting

2/12/20

12pm CST

THe Social Construct of the Gender Binary

We have been taught that there are two genders: male and female, and that there are physical and behavioral characteristics which normatively belong to each group. But is that true?

This webinar will explore the idea of gender as a social construct, and will discuss the ways in which it informs our perception and interaction with clients and communities.

Attendees will:

  • Identify the difference between sex and gender

  • Articulate the difference between gender identity and gender expression

  • Understand the impact of norms and bias surrounding gender

  • Recognize ways the social construct of gender impacts their practice

 

Presented by:

Ashley Heidebrecht, MSW

and the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso-

a project of the Borderland Rainbow Center

Available starting

2/19/20

12pm CST

Managing child aggression: back to the basics

When children struggle with aggressive behaviors it can be overwhelming, especially if we are unable to clearly identify the trigger. This webinar will discuss the importance of centering the person-in-environment approach in behavior management, and addressing basic needs as the root of aggressive behavior. This webinar will also focus on mindfulness as a technique for intervention.

Upon completing the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of the person-in-environment approach to behavior management

  • Articulate methods to uncover unseen triggers

  • Identify ways in which basic needs impact behavior

  • Utilize mindfulness techniques for managing aggression

 

Presented by:

Ashley Heidebrecht, MSW

and the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso- a project of the Borderland Rainbow Center

Available starting

3/11/20

12pm CST

Youth Empowerment through

self-Advocacy 

For therapy, mental health, and social service professionals, working with children and adolescents brings unique challenges including disruptive and defiant behaviors, complex family dynamics, schools systems, and the foster care systems, to name a few. But, working with children and adolescents also brings an amazing opportunity to create an alliance with those young people that can dramatically impact their trajectory for the better. What is more empowering than being able to advocate for yourself? But being able to advocate for yourself is an acquired skill, or skills rather, and partnering with our young people who are living with mental illness and/or within the child welfare system to cultivate those skills has benefits that extend far beyond the individual.

Attendees will:

  • Identify the ways in which youth clients' voice are diminished during treatment/service provision.

  • Learn specific interventions for developing self-advocacy skills

  • Recognize the positive impact self-advocacy has on life trajectory

Presented by:

Ashley Heidebrecht, MSW

and the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso- a project of the Borderland Rainbow Center

Available starting

4/8/20

12pm CST

The Treatment Team: maximizing results

The treatment team- It's a phrase we hear often in mental health care. The goal of the treatment team is to provide support for an individual or family, but its effectiveness can be diminished due to a variety of factors. So how do we ensure the treatment team is effective? What does an effective treatment team look like?

Attendees will:

  • Identify the components of a successful treatment team

  • Analyze barriers to a successful treatment team

  • Discuss ways to strengthen the treatment team

 

Presented by:

Ashley Heidebrecht, MSW

and the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso- a project of the Borderland Rainbow Center

Available starting

4/15/20

12pm CST

Transition and closure: Ending client relationships

Ending relationships with clients can be a complex process for providers in many ways, including emotionally. At times, termination can be an incredibly positive thing, with a client being ready for closure. Sometimes that's not the case. 

Attendees will:

  • Identify common challenges in terminating client relationships

  • Discuss ethical guidelines regarding boundaries 

  • Analyze transition and termination practices 

 

Presented by:

Ashley Heidebrecht, MSW

and the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso-

a project of the Borderland Rainbow Center

mORE sessions coming soon!

 

The Borderland Rainbow Center under sponsor number 7798 has been approved by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners to offer continuing education contact hours to social workers. The approved status of The Borderland Rainbow Center, Continuing Education Service expires annually on July 31.

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