Engaging Multi-stressed Families during the Pandemic
Time & Location
About the Event
Matthew Madaus, LCSW
This workshop will provide an overview of family engagement strategies and principles. The workshop will be tailored to the current Covid-19 context, with attention paid to specific methods to address attachment, stress, and social isolation.
- Ability to apply trauma and attachment theory information to family engagement and the therapeutic relationship with the parent.
- Knowledge of stress reduction interventions that can be applied in a shelter in place context.
- Knowledge of collateral interventions that can be applied via tele-health.
- Understanding of the clinical importance of the therapeutic relationship with the parent.
9:30 to 9:40 Introductions, context setting
9:40 to 10:10 The impact of stress and isolation on social and service engagement
10:10 to 10:30 Parental stress dynamics
10:30 to 10:45 Mindfulness interventions via distance learning
10:45 to 11:00 Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
11:00 to 11:25 Caregiver affect management
11:25 to 11:45 Anxiety psyho-education
11:40 to 11:50 Telehealth considerations
11:50 to 12:10 Response and return interventions
12:10 to 12:20 Q&A
12:20 to 12:30 Evaluations
Meet Our Trainer
Matthew Madaus is a LCSW with over 30 years of experience in the behavioral health field. He has held senior manager and executive positions, as well as manager and clinical roles and he has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has developed clinical models and designed numerous programs to serve the highest need youth and families in a wide range of treatment environments, in both California and Massachusetts. Matt is currently a consultant to staff and senior managers at child-serving agencies.
This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.