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NEFESH & NEXT CHAPTER Professional Development

Series: Play Therapy Techniques

Non-Traditional Families and Their Caregivers:
Adoption and Kinship Care in Play Therapy

Previously Recorded

Presenter: Julie Plunkett, LPC, LCPC

120 minutes

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the different types of families children live in and how the power of play can help in their family.
  2. Be able to state the strengths and challenges inherit in each type of caregiver.
  3. Learn effective parenting techniques to use with families.

This webinar offers 2 APT CEs/NYS ED Self Study Creditss

Learn how various caregivers’ play a part in the child’s life and in the play therapy process. Learn how to include all current and potential caregivers in the process of play therapy in order to make systemic change to further benefit the child. Learn the unique characteristics each family situation brings to the child’s life.  Understand how to work with the particular challenges that a parent present and ways to engaged the parent or caregiver.  The different types of caregivers addressed will be birth families, blended families, kinship care families, foster care families, and adopted families.  Embark on a challenging and heartwarming experience into the unique world of the caregiver!

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the different types of families children live in and how the power of play can help in their family.
  2. Be able to state the strengths and challenges inherit in each type of caregiver.
  3. Learn effective parenting techniques to use with families.

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  • Kids Inc. (APT Approved Provider 10-275) is approved by the Association for Play Therapy to offer Continuing education specific to play therapy
  • NEFESH International SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0048