Ella will lead the audience through a series of steps that they can then use to help clients find solutions to challenges and make changes in their own lives. You can watch the process unfold even as you participate silently. The webinar provides time after the exercise for your questions and observations.
WhatsOK? A New Resource for Preventing Sexual Harm by Young People
Jenny Coleman, Stop It Now!’s director will share how the WhatsOK? Project was developed, as well as the insights and findings gained from the pilot and the continuing engagement with this unique new resource.
How Therapeutic Humor Can Work for You
Improve your outlook and reduce harmful stress through humor. That’s the message of this seriously funny conversation about an applied therapeutic method you can practice every day to improve your wellbeing and the wellness of your clients and others around you.
Research has shown that humor and laughter directly after a stressful situation reduces stress hormones and creates lasting, positive feelings. Muscles relax, breathing changes, and the brain releases endorphins, natural painkillers and happiness boosters. Having a sense of humor and being quick to laugh can have psychological and physiological benefits.
Why So Many Young People Commit Crimes in Groups
Jaimee Mallion has studied group-based offending, including street gang membership and is finding answers to these questions. In this webinar, she will explore what can help young people desist from committing criminal acts in groups.
Stopping Sexual Abuse Before It Happens: A Conversation with Christine Friestad and Ingeborg Jenssen Sandbukt
In this webinar conversation, Ms. Friestad and Ms. Sandbukt will describe their efforts in making these projects happen. Like many professionals around the world, they have faced challenges in the areas of implementing the highest-quality treatment, assisting with community reintegration, coping with stigma, and making services available to those who have not felt that they could trust those offering help.
Sex, Tech, and Teens: A Conversation with Alex Rodrigues
Internet technological advancement, while an invaluable societal resource, is not without hazards. Teens now face challenges that were unimaginable 10 years ago: unsolicited sexual messages, revenge porn, “incels” (individuals who consider themselves to be ‘involuntarily celibate’), sexploitation, online domestic violence, and doxing (the distribution of personal information against that person’s will). Online technology is unavoidable, but the risks associated with it can be minimized. That’s the message Dr. Rodrigues will bring to this informal webinar conversation.
Campus Dilemma: Unique Challenges of Addressing Problematic Sexual Behavior in Students
Over the past decade, increased advocacy and outrage have focused the public’s attention on sexual misconduct on college and university campuses. It is heartening to hear the public discourse and the insistence that something must be done to hold individuals and institutions responsible and provide appropriate resources for people who have experienced sexual harm. However, most colleges do not have specific resources or offices to offer support or work with students who have been accused or found responsible for sexual misconduct or choose to reach out for help.
A Look Inside Adolescent Drug Courts: Motivation and Beyond
This webinar will explore the evolution of juvenile drug treatment courts. Where the legal system has too failed many who enter it, practices that focus on client engagement and behavior change (such as Motivational Interviewing) have improved outcomes. Jennifer Wyatt and Margaret Soukup are the authors of Motivational Interviewing Skills in Action for Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Teams and will share highlights from that publication that are specific to youth and applicable to other settings. Attendees will receive a download of this document.
Webinar – Raising Resilient Kids: A Conversation with Aliza Pressman
This webinar focuses on trauma and resilience—topics of importance to all professionals. Whether we work with children, teens, or adults, fostering resilience in the wake of trauma is vital to understanding clients and providing effective interventions.
“Whatever Happened to the Smoke Break?” Strategies for Secondary Trauma
Kristin Dempsey and Ali Hall will show that the same qualities that make us effective with others in our work—such as empathy, compassion, and caring—may over time leave us more vulnerable to secondary trauma. Fortunately, these same qualities can provide us with significant protective factors as well. While secondary trauma is always present for helping professionals, pandemic circumstances have amplified and accelerated these experiences and impacts. Join us for this interactive event!
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