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Clinical engagement of youth impacted by intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 global pandemic

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Clinical engagement of youth impacted by intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 global pandemic

Mental Health Week (MHW) 2022

This year to recognize and honour Mental Health Week (MHW), SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute will be offering all children and youth programming during the week of May 2 to 8, 2022 with an automatic 50 percent savings. That means this webinar is only $40!

Clinical engagement of youth impacted by intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 global pandemic

Live webinar: May 3, 2022 | 10 a.m. to noon EST
Guest facilitator: Jennifer Herbert, ATR-BC, LCAT.
Jennifer is Board Certified Registered Art Therapist, Licensed Creative Art Therapist with over 18 years of clinical experience as an art therapist and trainer in New York City, working with children, families, and communities affected by trauma, violence, and lack of adequate housing. In her current role at the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, she addresses the cumulative effects of isolation and complex trauma, with an emphasis on both prevention and intervention. Jennifer has provided training internationally to educators, clinicians, and other professionals on topics including: self-care and organizational wellness; vicarious trauma and best practices in trauma-informed services; art-based programming; and the impact of trauma and violence on children, adolescents, and adults.

This training will introduce participants to the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic violence (DV), and teen dating violence (TDV) on youth. Participants will:

  • learn about patterns and cycles of abuse that appear and reappear in intimate partner relationships at any age, as well as the compounding effect generational trauma can have on youth served;
  • explore the impact that exposure to violence and abuse can have on the physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioural, and social development of children and adolescents. This training will address how the COVID-19 global pandemic has exacerbated this crisis;
  • discuss the ways in which community supports for youth were compromised by isolation and a global health crisis; and
  • explore ways in which the work has shifted and can continue to shift to address these new challenges. 

The webinar will include a didactic presentation and an opportunity for interaction in smaller groups to support the application of new knowledge. The training strategy for professional learners is to foster discussion in small groups that is inclusive of the experience that participants bring to the training, and provide a framework of effective strategies for participants to implement within their own agencies. 

Learning objectives:

  • identify at least three characteristics of intimate partner violence and relationship abuse
  • identify at least three ways that exposure to intimate partner violence and relationship abuse can impact youth development
  • identify at least two ways the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated isolation has impacted youth

Enjoy this special Mental Health Week webinar presentation with an automatic 50 percent savings.

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Continuing Education (CE) hours: 2 - SickKids CCMH Learning Institute has approval from the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) for participants of our programming to apply the number of CE hours earned in the program towards their continuing education hours.

Other licensing boards and professional organizations will grant continuing education credits for attendance at their own discretion; participants will need to submit the course outline and certificate for their consideration.

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