Self-Paced Online Courses
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Working with LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth face significant challenges in developing a positive identity, gaining acceptance and support for who they are, and making a successful transition to adulthood. These issues are often compounded by their involvement with the child welfare system as they stuggle with family issues, out-of-home placements, and achieving permanency.
This course provides particpants with increased understanding of who LBGTQ youth are, the issues and problems they face and how to work with them effectively. Participants will increase their knowledge of sexual identity, the coming out process, psychosocial risk factors, and LGBTQ youth in the foster care system, best practice guidelines and skills for individual counseling with LGBTQ youth, working with families, residential care guidelines, supporting the transition to adulthood, and providing appropriate resources and referrals.
Duration: 8 Hours (time varies per participant)
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Live and Archived Webinar Events
Several of the projects currently funded under CIR are using webinars as a tool for professional learning. Following the completion of the webinars they are typically archived on the project websites for those not able to view the live event.
The following is a list of currently archived webinar topics on the CATTA and CMACO project websites.
CATTA Project Archives
All of the CATTA webinars and ask-the-expert sessions are free to view and can be found on the CATTA website under the Training menu.
- After CFIT: Resources for Forensic Interviewers
- Children with Disabilities: First RespondersChild Sexual Abuse in Latino Families: Addressing Shame
- Child Sexual Abuse 101 Parts 1-2
- Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Meeting Survivors Where They Are
- Counterintuitive Victim Behavior: Is it them or is it Us?
- Innovative Use of the Multidisciplinary Team in the Investigation, Assessment and Intervention of Juvenile Sex Offenders
- Justice and Healing: Trauma Informed MDT Investigations and Responses
- Managing the Complexities of a Child Sex Abuse Case, Parts 1-4
- Recognizing, Assessing, and Treating Trauma in Children
- Sexting and Our Youth
- Supporting Victims of Online Predation
- Taking the High Road: Ethical Challenges and the Multidisciplinary Team Webinar
- Working with Complex Trauma
Underserved Populations Training Project Archives
The UP Project has several recorded webinars, ask-the-expert sessions, and recorded live events available to view for free. These can be found on the Underserved Populations Training Project page, under the Training menu.
- Understanding and Working with Foster Youth Victims
- Transitional Age Youth and the Foster Care System
- Risk Factors for LGBTQ Youth
- Creating a Safe and Affirming Environment for LGBTQ Youth
- Best Practices for Working with LGBTQ Victims
- Identifications of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Who Have Been Victims of Abuse
- What About Our Boys and Men? Shining a Spotlight on the Sexual Abuse of Males
- Working with Male Victims
- The Complexity of Serving Male Victims: Knowing the Factors That Perpetuate Abuse and Create Isolation