Training

This page provides resources for child welfare workers seeking training in working with parents with disabilities and their families.

Upcoming Events

Family Mental Health Begins with Parents

Joanne Nicholson, Ph.D.

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Wednesday March 14, 2018

2:00-3:00pm EST

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Many parents experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Likewise, the majority of individuals living with mental illnesses are parents. Families are the focus of mental health promotion, mental illness prevention, treatment & rehabilitation. Learn about different types of interventions for parents with mental illness and their families, the advantages of leveraging access to mainstream resources, and the need to enhance existing practices to make them parent-informed and family-focused. Recognize the importance of parenting and families in promoting community inclusion, and the contribution of community inclusion to rehabilitation and recovery.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers

(Approval # 886742820-6832) for 1 continuing education contact hours."


Past Events

Robyn Powell, MA, JD

Working with Parents with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families: Strategies and Solutions for Social Workers

Tuesday November 14, 2017 at 3:00pm-4:00pm EST

Webinar Recording

This free webinar with Robyn Powell, MA, JD  provided information about how to best work with parents with intellectual disabilities and their families, including the definition of intellectual disabilities, background information on parents with disabilities, the application of disability law in the child welfare system, strategies for supporting families, and how to conduct accessible and appropriate parenting assessments. Continuing education credits were be provided by NASW.


Working with Parents with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families: Strategies and Solutions for Social Workers

Wednesday September 27, 2017 at 2:00pm EST

Webinar Recording

Learn about how to best work with parents with intellectual disabilities and their families, including the definition of intellectual disabilities, background information on parents with disabilities, the application of disability law in the child welfare system, strategies for supporting families, and how to conduct accessible and appropriate parenting assessments.

This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers (approval # 886742820-6926) for 1 continuing education contact hour.


National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities