The high school client: social and academic pressures
06.13.2019 from 9-12:15
Presented by: Amanda Fries MSW, LISW
Training Located at: 1251 Nilles Rd Suite 5 Fairfield, OH 45014
This training is approved for counselor, social work, and marriage and family therapy continuing education. In addition, it is approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board for chemical dependency continuing education. Check CE Broker for detailed breakdown of CE types (provider number 50-24074)!
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Reasoning: In this rapidly changing world of technology and social media, the modern high school teen is plagued by stressors unknown to previous generations and the evolution of these pressures occurs at a faster pace than ever before. Current high school aged students are thrown into territory unfamiliar to their parents, teachers, and other adults in their lives, making it imperative for clinicians working with these teens to stay informed and culturally competent.
Method: This training will utilize group discussion, lecture, interactive exercises, and multimedia.
Audience: This course is for clinicians who are interested in working with adolescents and/or their families and seeking to stay informed about current trends, themes, and struggles regarding this unique and ever-evolving population.
The High School Client: Social and Academic Pressures Schedule:
9:00-9:45 Academic Stressors: school workload, college/graduation prep, AP courses, and GPA
9:45-10:00 Social Media and Internet: current trends and concerns
10:45-11:30 Relationships and Communication: dating, friends, and parent-teen relationships
11:30-12:00 Suicide Ideation & Self Harm
12:00-12:15 Q & A and Evaluations
This training is designed to help participants:
- Identify stressors and risks unique to current high school students
- Equip themselves with strategies to build rapport and trust and communicate with today’s teen
- Understand the rapidly evolving nature of social media and the impacts on teens
- Implement a plan to stay adaptable and relatable with this population
- Utilize techniques effective in assessing for risk and trauma
Skill Level: Introductory
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