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Thu, Apr 04

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Online Event

Legal and Ethical Issues when Supporting System Involved Youth

This course with Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, meets the qualifications for 6 CE hours of required training for CA BBS Registered or Licensed Professionals.

Legal and Ethical Issues when Supporting System Involved Youth
Legal and Ethical Issues when Supporting System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Apr 04, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW

Training Description

There are numerous legal and ethical issues specific to working with system involved youth in community-based organizations and school settings. They include consent to privacy; use of electronics to dual relationships; minor consent for mental health treatment; mandatory reporting laws; and foster youth’s rights to reproductive health services and information. Through case vignettes, discussions and lecture, participants will explore the intricacies of these issues.

Learning Objectives

· Participants will be able to explain when and who can consent for a system involved minor’s mental health treatment.

· Participants will be able to explain foster youth’s rights to reproductive health care and how to maintain client privacy while using technology within efforts to support system involved youth.

· Participants will be able to explain when they are required to make mandatory reports, who to contact when making at least two types of mandatory reports, at least two ways to make mandatory reports, and when a dual relationship exists and presents a legal or ethical dilemma.

Agenda

9:30-9:45am  Overview of Course and Introductions

9:45-11:00am  Consent for Treatment

· Minor consent

· Parental/Caretaker consent

· In cases of divorce

· Out of Home Placement

· Vignettes

11:00-11:15am  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

11:15am-12:30pm  Privacy issues

· Ethical use of technology while maintaining privacy

  o Texting

  o Email

· Privacy –   Communication

· Privacy –   Electronic Interventions

· Subpoenas

12:30-1:00pm  Lunch (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

1:00-2:30pm  Mandatory reporting

· Child abuse

· Elder abuse

· Sexual Activity

· Duty to Warn

· The Patriot Act

· Teacher/School Staff

· Self-Harm

2:30-2:45pm  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

2:45-4:00pm  Dual relationships

· Ethical Standards

· Protecting Clients

· Determining What is Appropriate and What is Not

· Regarding Social Media

· Vignettes

4:00-4:30pm  Foster youth’s rights to reproductive health services and information

· AB 89

· Youth’s rights to health care

4:30pm  Adjourn

Meet Our Trainer

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who has worked in HMOs, public agencies, and private practice as both a mental-health provider and a supervisor for more than thirty years. She has taught courses in clinical supervision, law and ethics, diagnoses, childhood psychopathology, vicarious traumatization, trauma informed care and energy psychology at universities, conferences, and mental-health agencies. She provides consultation and supervision to agencies and maintains a private practice.

This course meets the qualifications for (6) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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