Children, Youth, & Families
Number of Programs: 2
The Real Work of Creating Families for Adolescent Boys With Trauma Histories and Criminal Justice Involvement (August 2018)
Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
WMU Beltline Conference Center 2333 E. Beltline Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Cole Williams will share his experiences as an African American single foster/adoptive parent who has raised male youth who have experienced trauma and the criminal justice system. Cole’s son will be in attendance, and together they will look at how labeling, mental health, trauma, and multiple-system involvement impacted the trajectory of their lives and their work as a father and son team. Join them to learn about the commitment, advocacy, and hard work that is involved in making a difference in the lives of youth who are often ill served by the child welfare system.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
The Conference Centers at WMU, 2333 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
In this workshop, you will discover and discuss the differences between teenager “trauma behaviors” and teenager “normal behaviors.” You will learn about pros and cons of different behavioral intervention methods. In addition, you will identify ways to talk to and connect with teens in order to build deeper relationships with them and be able to be a more effective professional in their life. You will have the opportunity to network and brainstorm permanency strategies for youth who have experienced trauma and are at risk of out-of-home placements.
Available CECHs: 3.0