3 hours of continuing education
Please note: In order to receive any CE credit you must arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.
This workshop is designed to highlight the critical nature of the early years of children. Participants in this workshop will be able to identify the role of the social worker in relationship to child milestones.
Attendees will learn the hazards of failing to acknowledge and address milestones within families and organizational settings, such as educational and social service programs. Research most recently from 1999 to 2014, addresses these hazards in what is now called “adverse childhood experiences”. Additionally, researchers are finding that an array of problems develop as a result of these experiences. It is therefore imperative that all social workers that provide direct services to families be aware of this phenomenon.
Moreover, social workers need to understand what is occurring in the lives of their clients and be able to provide necessary support to begin a healing process. Social workers who have some knowledge and understanding of early milestones in the lives of their clients can intervene in a meaningful fashion. This involves not only knowing about their client’s psychosocial developmental components but also their cultural components. This workshop will address issues of culture and developmental milestones. Social workers will be encouraged to continue to seek out additional information about child milestones as its relevance to their day to day work will be illuminated.
Diane Black Greene, LCSW, is a social worker with more than 20 years of experience in field of early childhood education. Additionally, Ms. Green has experience in mental health care and training professionals and para professionals.
NASW New York City Chapter 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 #0027. This workshop has been approved.