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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-  Loss, Grief, and Self-Care During a Global Pandemic

DESCRIPTION:
1.0 FREE CLOCK HOURS FOR SOCIAL WORKERS AND COUNSELORS!

We are living in unprecedented times as the realities of the Covid-19 pandemic spread across our communities. Gatherings of 10 or more are strongly discouraged, most schools are closed indefinitely, many parents are unexpectedly working from home or even out of work altogether. In the midst of all this, we are also faced with our own emotions – grief, loss, anger, anxiety, confusion, and frustration – and the very real impact of secondary trauma. How do we cope with this mix of emotions while also doing our job and being the parents we want to be during this time? This webinar will help participants to understand, express, and cope with their own emotions as well as creating a self-care plan to develop resilience in the face of uncertainty and circumstances that change daily.

OBJECTIVES:
1) Define loss, grief, trauma and resilience
2) Understand vicarious trauma and secondary traumatic stress
3) Gain capacity to recognize their own warning signs
4) Utilize at least three strategies to adapt their own self-care during the Covid-19 crisis

SPEAKER:
Sue Badeau
is a nationally known speaker, writer, and consultant. She is a Past President of the North American Council on Adoptable Children and Justice for Families and has worked closely with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Casey Family Programs and the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care. Sue and her husband, Hector, are lifetime parents of 22 children, two by birth and 20 adopted and have also served as foster parents and kin caregivers to more than 75 children. They have authored books on permanency and trauma including, Are We There Yet: The Ultimate Road Trip, Adopting and Raising 22 Kids, Building Bridges of Hope: A Coloring Book for Adults Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma, and the child's companion version, Bubbles and Butterflies, both illustrated by their daughter Chelsea Badeau.

REGISTRATION and CONTINUING EDUCATION:
This webinar includes FREE Social Work and NBCC CEs!

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 are usually $10, but we are offering CEs for this webinar at no cost.

Participants must attend the entire webinar to qualify for continuing education verification. (Minimum of 45 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.

Social Work self-study CEs for this course will soon be available in the APAC Online Training site for $10.

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-  Supporting Families Through a Pandemic with Sue Badeau

DESCRIPTION:
As a professional in child welfare, we must continue our respective missions, address a wide array of demands from the families we support, follow all agency regulations and policies, and keep up with the proper paperwork at the same time. In recent times, with the onset of Coivd-19, we are finding we must do all of this and more without our usual resources, tools, and approaches. How do we as child welfare workers and clinicians ensure that we are able to provide families with the support they need and give them encouragement as they seek to care for the children in their homes? This webinar will provide practical tips and tools for social workers and counselors on the front lines.

OBJECTIVES:
1) Gain understanding of how this world-wide health crisis impacts families and children in the child welfare system
2) Be able to list and use 5 practical tips for remotely supporting families when in-person visits are not allowed or advised
3) Gain information on how to help parents adapt trauma-informed parenting strategies to talk to children about their fears and concerns during this crisis

SPEAKER:
Sue Badeau
is a nationally known speaker, writer, and consultant. She is a Past President of the North American Council on Adoptable Children and Justice for Families and has worked closely with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Casey Family Programs and the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care. Sue and her husband, Hector, are lifetime parents of 22 children, two by birth and 20 adopted and have also served as foster parents and kin caregivers to more than 75 children. They have authored books on permanency and trauma including, Are We There Yet: The Ultimate Road Trip, Adopting and Raising 22 Kids, Building Bridges of Hope: A Coloring Book for Adults Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma, and the child's companion version, Bubbles and Butterflies, both illustrated by their daughter Chelsea Badeau.

REGISTRATION and CONTINUING EDUCATION:
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 45 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 $10.

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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Thursday, June 25, 2020
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Online Webinar

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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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