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APAC Webinars

APAC offers free educational training via webinar on adoption related topics. Live webinars are presented once a month and recorded webinars are available on demand through our APAC Online Training site. Webinars can be accessed by anyone throughout the state with access to the internet. 

Register for any of our upcoming webinars! If none are listed, check back soon or like our Facebook page for updates. 

All of our training event times are listed in Central Standard Time (CST)

APAC Webinar- Parenting and Working Across Bias: How our brain sets us up, what it means, and what we can do about it.

DESCRIPTION:
Today, systemic racial injustice is front and center in the public's mind. From coast to coast, and around the world, conversations about race, bias, and unjust systems are unfolding in communities of all kinds. What can we do about bias in our own worlds? How do we start the conversation? How do we begin to understand how bias infiltrates our own hearts and minds?

In this webinar, we'll explore implicit bias and how it impacts our clients, our families, and ourselves. We'll discuss the biological origins of bias, its impact on present-day society, and strategies for addressing it, both explicit and implicit, in the world around us. Participants will be invited to consider and confront their own biases and will leave with a personal action plan to deal with bias in their personal, professional, and community lives.

OBJECTIVES:
1. Participants will be able to discuss the biological basis of bias
2. Participants will be able to describe 2-3 examples of bias in society
3. Participants will develop a personal action plan to continue learning about and confronting bias

SPEAKER:
Ed Morales
Since 2011, Morales has worked with more than 1,000 kids and their families, first as a school social worker, then as a school-based therapist, and now as a trainer, parent, and educator who has partnered with more than two dozen agencies and organizations across the United States to provide training and consultation on children's mental health, managing challenging behavior, and implicit bias.

Ed works as a Trainer with the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy and as a social worker with Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, serves on the Minnesota Subcommittee on Children's Mental Health, and is a member of the community faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work. Ed is the founder of Socorro Consulting and Training, an organization dedicated to creating a more peaceful, compassionate world for young people and their families. The transracially adoptive parent of two remarkable sisters, Ed lives in North Minneapolis with his family.

REGISTRATION and CONTINUING EDUCATION:(1.5 Ethics Hours for Social Work and Counseling)
As with all of our APAC services and events, admission to this training is FREE for all attendees and this includes a General Certificate of Attendance for foster parents and other attendees seeking attendance verification. Professional Social Work and Counseling CE verification can be purchased for $10 for live participation.
Participants must attend the entire webinar to qualify for continuing education verification. (Minimum of 75 minutes to account for possible technical difficulties or delay.)
You will be provided a link to join the webinar but also an audio number in the event you do not have computer speakers/audio. Participants who only join through the phone number only will not be eligible for continuing education verification.

NOTE: The CE fee is waived all Alabama DHR staff.

Cancellation Policy: In the event you cannot attend the live webinar, notify us at training@childrensaid.org before the conclusion of the training and we can issue a refund for continuing education cost. Unfortunately, we cannot issue credits for future events.

Social Work self-study CEs for this course will soon be available in the APAC Online Training site for $15.

CAS is an approved Continuing Education Provider for ABSWE (#0039).
Children's Aid Society is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Children's Aid Society is responsible solely for all aspects of the program.
(NBCC Provider #6459)

If you have questions, please contact our training staff at training@childrensaid.org, or call 866-803-2722.

APAC Webinar- Creating Safer, Braver Spaces for our Kids: Allyship, Parenting, and Professionalism

DESCRIPTION:
Families impacted by adoption face a world that is charged with racial injustice, persistent disparities, and unsure futures. Many adoptive families are transracial, and all adoptive families are transcultural. How do we as parents and professionals create safer, braver spaces for our kids and ourselves to confront the biases and systemic injustices that have suppressed the futures of so many?

In this webinar, we will explore the vital importance of confronting systemic bias as parents and professionals who work with system-involved children and their families. Through lecture, video and personal reflection, we will discuss how systemic bias places limits on our children, how it works to exclude them from many areas of society, and how we can be vital links in changing the narrative. Join us to learn about the latest research and testimony regarding the role of parents and professionals in championing more just societies, and leave with concrete strategies to create more peaceful, compassionate spaces our communities.

OBJECTIVES:
1. Participants will be able to discuss how bias in society impacts system-involved children and their families
2. Participants will be able to describe the necessity of leaning into difficult conversations around bias
3. Participants will be able to identify 3-5 key strategies they can use to create safer spaces for children in their care and community

SPEAKER:
Ed Morales
Since 2011, Morales has worked with more than 1,000 kids and their families, first as a school social worker, then as a school-based therapist, and now as a trainer, parent, and educator who has partnered with more than two dozen agencies and organizations across the United States to provide training and consultation on children's mental health, managing challenging behavior, and implicit bias.

Ed works as a Trainer with the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy and as a social worker with Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, serves on the Minnesota Subcommittee on Children's Mental Health, and is a member of the community faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work. Ed is the founder of Socorro Consulting and Training, an organization dedicated to creating a more peaceful, compassionate world for young people and their families. The transracially adoptive parent of two remarkable sisters, Ed lives in North Minneapolis with his family.

REGISTRATION and CONTINUING EDUCATION:(1. Ethics house for Social Work and Counseling)
As with all of our APAC services and events, admission to this training is FREE for all attendees and this includes a General Certificate of Attendance for foster parents and other attendees seeking attendance verification. Professional Social Work and Counseling CE verification can be purchased for $10 for live participation.
Participants must attend the entire webinar to qualify for continuing education verification. (Minimum of 75 minutes to account for possible technical difficulties or delay.)
You will be provided a link to join the webinar but also an audio number in the event you do not have computer speakers/audio. Participants who only join through the phone number only will not be eligible for continuing education verification.

NOTE: The CE fee is waived all Alabama DHR staff.

Cancellation Policy: In the event you cannot attend the live webinar, notify us at training@childrensaid.org before the conclusion of the training and we can issue a refund for continuing education cost. Unfortunately, we cannot issue credits for future events.

Social Work self-study CEs for this course will soon be available in the APAC Online Training site for $15.

CAS is an approved Continuing Education Provider for ABSWE (#0039).
Children's Aid Society is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Children's Aid Society is responsible solely for all aspects of the program.
(NBCC Provider #6459)

If you have questions, please contact our training staff at training@childrensaid.org, or call 866-803-2722.


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Recorded Webinars

APAC recorded webinars are available for FREE in our “APAC Online Training” center on our website. You can easily access pre-recorded webinars, and obtain continuing education hours instantly through this on-demand video website. Instant general participation certificates are also available and can be used in exchange for annual Foster Parent hours. Parents or professional who miss our monthly live webinars can now conveniently access the webinars anytime day or night!

We also offer certified self-study courses for social workers seeking to purchase non-live continuing education!

Get started! The webinars can easily be accessed (and still FREE for parents and professionals) by registering at: www.childrensaid.org/onlinetraining.

For questions feel free to reach out to our training team, training@childrensaid.org or call 866-803-2722.

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