It can be stressful when a loved one is suffering from mental illness.
Families F.I.R.S.T. is a program designed to support families who have been dealing with a loved one who suffers from mental illness. Our program will focus on education, recognizing red flags, resources in the community, answering questions you may have about your loved ones symptoms and overall support for one another. We meet to discuss various symptoms of mental illness in a supportive environment. If you have a loved one that is currently at Fairmount Behavioral Health please feel free to attend. Our goal is to support the families in our community so they do not feel alone. The Families F.I.R.S.T. Program is held by appointment only. To make an appointment or for questions regarding the program, please call Rebecca Smith, LPC 215-487-4189.
Storiez: Trauma Narratives with Inner City Youth
November 3, 2017, 9:30 to 4 pm, Fairmount Behavioral Health System, Philadelphia, 5 CEU’s, $130 pp
Every person has a story. Embodied in every story are narratives of pain and suffering as well as
narratives of strength and resilience. The Storiez intervention guides therapists through the process of helping
inner city youth tell their stories. Participants in this seminar will learn each of the nine steps in the Storiez
intervention. They will also learn ways to provide culturally sensitive, client-centered, strengths-based trauma
treatment to this specific population. Written and audio examples of real trauma narratives will be presented and
analyzed, and an interactive activity will be introduced.
- Participants will increase knowledge about the prevalence and impact of trauma on inner city youth.
- Participants will learn nine steps to implement when helping a child or adolescent create a trauma narrative.
- Participants will learn how to implement the culturally sensitive, client centered, strengths-based Storiez intervention with inner city youth.
Agenda: 9:30 to 4:00 pm, includes 1 hour for lunch (provided) two 15 minute breaks
|9:30am to 10:30am||Understanding Trauma (Defining trauma, trauma exposure and inner city youth, and the consequences of trauma exposure)|
|10:30am to 11am||Trauma Treatment for Youth (Best practices, treatment modalities, common factors, and trauma narratives)|
|11am to 11:15am||Break|
|11:15am to 12pm||The Storiez Intervention (Introduction to the process, resources, and target population)|
|12pm to 1pm||Lunch Break|
|1pm to 2:30pm||The Storiez Intervention (Steps 1-4)|
|2:30pm to 2:45pm||Break|
|2:45pm to 3:45pm||The Storiez Intervention (Steps 5-9 and trauma narrative examples)|
|3:45pm to 4pm||Questions and Evaluation|
This program is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social
Research. As a CSWE accredited program, Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR is a pre-approved provider of continuing
education for social workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in PA and many other
Cost, Location, and Time
11-3- 17, 9:30 to 4 pm, Fairmount Behavioral Health System, 561 Fairthorne Ave. Phila,
19128, directions below, $130 per person, fee includes 5 clinical training hours, CEU’s, all handouts, certificates,
continental breakfast, full lunch, PM refreshments. For more information: 610-203- 1926 or e mail
About the Presenter
Meagan Corrado, creator of the Storiez narrative intervention, is a Doctor of Social Work and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She provides clinical therapy to inner city youth in the Philadelphia and Camden, NJ areas. She earned her doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. She earned her Masters of Social Services from Bryn Mawr College in 2009 and her Bachelors of Social Work from Cairn University in 2008. She specializes in work with children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma. She completed trainings in Childhood Sexual Abuse Treatment, Trauma-Focused CBT, CBT, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Narrative Exposure Therapy. Her experience includes clinical work in a variety of settings including community mental health agencies, residential treatment facilities, schools, and homes. She takes a creative approach to her interventions with children, adolescents, and families, incorporating elements of art, music, poetry, and play therapy in her clinical practice. Dr. Corrado’s interest in helping others process difficult life experiences began at a very early age when she helped family members and friends process feelings about significant life issues. Storiez stems from Dr. Corrado’s own personal experiences with trauma, as well as her clinical work with children, adolescents, and families.
3 Ways to Register: On line: www.sourcesforhumanservices.com by Mail: Sources for Human Services, 62 Parkridge Drive, Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010; Fax: 484-417-6150, E mail: [email protected] Phone: 610-203-1926
All Things Ethics! Exploring Ethics and Ethical Decision Making in Clinical Practice
Terrilyn A. Hickman-Allen, Ed.D., M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
December 1, 2017, 9:30 to 12:45, Fairmount Behavioral Health System, Philadelphia, 3 CEU’s, $79.00 per person
We are surrounded daily by ethical dilemmas in both our personal and professional lives. There are times when facing ethical issues, we feel uncertain and perhaps even powerless. This workshop will provide an opportunity for practitioners to revisit the definition of ethics, ethical practice, and ethical decision making. The role of values in ethics will also be explored.
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Define ethics in a professional manner using the NASW Code of Ethics.
- Identify the role of ethics and values in practice.
- Understand ethical decision making.
- Practice and implement knowledge of ethical practice through the use of case study.
This dynamic, interactive program will include individual and small group activities and discussions.
|9:00 – 9:30||Registration and light continental breakfast|
|9:30 – 10:15||“Ethics: What are they and why do I need to know about them?” Activity|
|10:15 – 11:00||The Ethical Decision Making Tree|
|11:00 – 11:15||“How do I do Ethics?”
Small Group Activity
Cost, When and Where:
12-1- 17, 9:30 to 12:45, $79.00 per person, Fairmount Behavioral Health System, 561 Fairthorne Ave. Phila. PA 19128, fee includes 3 clinical training hours, CEU’s, all handouts, certificates, continental breakfast provided, For more information: 610-203- 1926 or e mail [email protected]
Three (3) – This program is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. As a CSWE accredited program, the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for social workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in Pennsylvania and many other states.
About the Trainer:
Terrilyn A. Hickman-Allen, Ed.D., M.S.W., L.C.S.W. Assistant Professor, Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 4/05 – Present, Educational/Clinical Consultant, Hickman Educational Consulting, New Castle, DE, 9/07 – Present, Adjunct Professor, Springfield College, Wilmington, DE, 9/12 – Present, Clinical Social Worker, Vericare, Delaware and Pennsylvania, 3/12 – 11/12, Clinical Behavioral Health Therapist, NewCourtand Elder Services, Philadelphia, PA, 9/01 – 11/11 . Psychiatric Social Worker, The Toledo Hospital, Toledo, OH, 4/97 – 4/99, Private Therapist, Avenues to Healing, Toledo, Ohio, 5/97 – 5/99, Child & Family Therapist, The New Connecting Point, Toledo, OH, 8/96 – 4/97, Clinical Social Work Intern, Philadelphia VAMC, Philadelphia, PA, 9/95 – 5/96, Geriatric Social Worker, Greenbriar Health Care Center, Woodbury, NJ, 5/95 – 8/95, Clinical Social Work Intern, CCMC-Substance Abuse Programs, Chester, PA, 9/94 – 5/95
Understanding the Culture of Urban Poverty: Building Resilience and Resources in Children & Youth
Keva White, LCADC, LSW, VIP Community Services, Inc.
January 12, 2018, 9:30- 4:00pm, Fairmount Behavioral Health System, Philadelphia, 5 CEU’s
The culture of poverty is a concept embedded in social theory that explains the cycle of poverty. Although the title of this workshop points to urban settings, the culture of poverty reflects the concept that the economically disadvantaged possess unique value systems that shape characteristics, behaviors and attitudes of individuals and families regardless of geographic location.
Poverty, coupled with disparities associated with mental health and substance abuse treatment, can create great challenges for individuals, families and communities. This workshop is designed to provide participants with a conceptual framework for understanding the impact of poverty on their clients, provide best practices to enhance provider-client relationships and improve treatment outcomes.
|9:00 – 9:30||Registration, light continental breakfast|
|9:30 – 10:00||Review of workshop objectives
Rationale for engaging in cultural competence/diversity work – eliminate disparities; improve quality of service outcomes
NASW Code of Ethics (1.05c)
Trainer’s philosophy re: poverty: nobody wants to be poor, relativity of poverty, dichotomous nature of poverty, cognitive dissonance created by being poor in America.
|A framework for understanding poverty: Resources, Resilience and Relationships! (R3) Working definitions: poverty, culture and persistent poverty; Social theorist perspective(s) on causations of poverty; Situational vs. Structural Causations of poverty; Poverty Maintenance Factors – social welfare policy (help or hindrance), media portrayal of poor people, legal system|
|10:45 – 11:00||Break|
11:00 – 12:15
|The working poor!; Income and Poverty; Understanding the Hidden Rule of Class; Eight Essential Resources to combatting poverty – money, physical health, mental/cognitive, emotional/self-regulation, role models, support system, spiritual and knowledge of Hidden Rules; Film Review & Analysis: Boys from Baraka|
|12:15 – 1:15||Lunch- buffet lunch provided|
1:15 – 2:15
|Resilience as a tool of empowerment; What is resilience? Characteristics of resilient children living in poverty; Three types of resilience: Overcoming the Odds, Surviving Traumatic Event, Sustained Competence in Stressful Environment; The Three Doctors! – a model of urban youth surviving poverty|
2:15 – 2:45
|Defining generational poverty; Characteristics of generational poverty; Hierarchical structures of impoverished families; Causations and Predictors of generational poverty; Case Analysis|
|2:45 – 3:00||Break|
|3:15 – 3:50||Overcoming perceptions & stereotypes; Cultural iceberg analogy – how we build relationships cross-culturally; Group Activity: The Perception Test – “Getting Off Automatic”; Cumulative Impact of Poverty on children/families; Breaking the Cycle of Poverty; Overview of Effective Strategies and Interventions|
3:50 – 4:00
|Open floor for questions, comments and closing remarks; Participants complete and submit workshop evaluations; Distribute certificates ; Adjourn|
Cost, When and Where
1-12-18, 9:30 – 4:00, Fairmount Behavioral Health System, 561 Fairthorne Ave. Phila. PA 19128, 5 CEU’s, $130 per person, directions below; fee includes CEU’s, presentation, all handouts, certificate, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, PM refreshments, For more information call 610 203 1926
This program is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. As a CSWE accredited program, Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for social workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in PA and many other states.
About the Speaker
Keva White, LCADC, LSW, Mr. White is a dually licensed professional with over 20 years of experience working in the substance abuse and mental health fields both on programmatic and systems level within urban settings. He has served as trainer and consultant for New Jersey Alliance of Family Support Organizations, American Institute for Research and the Georgetown University Training Institutes on Cultural and Linguistic competence. He is trained through the National Multicultural Institute and is a certified cultural competence trainer who is called upon nationally. Mr. White also teaches on the graduate level at Rutgers University School of Social Work. He currently serves as board co-chairman for New Jersey Social Workers Scholarship, Education & Research Corporation. He is most recognized for his high energy, creatively balanced, experiential and valued based presentation style.
Discounts of 20 % per person are offered to agencies that register 5 or more staff
3 Ways to Register: Register online: www.sourcesforhumanservices.com by Mail: Sources for Human Services, 62 Parkridge Drive, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010,or register by Fax: 484-417-6150, [email protected] Phone: 610-203-1926