Thu, Apr 04|
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.
Time & Location
Apr 04, 2024, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM PDT
About the Event
Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW
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.
· 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.
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
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
· Privacy – Communication
· Privacy – Electronic Interventions
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
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
4:00-4:30pm Foster youth’s rights to reproductive health services and information
· AB 89
· Youth’s rights to health care
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.