Full course description
Cl# SW675H Transitional Age Youth: Thinking Differently about “Independence and the Importance of Natural Support Systems Especially FAMILY! 6 CEUs
Instructor: Pamela Parkinson, PhD, LCSW
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
TAY are youth typically between 16-26 years of age who are transitioning from being minors and individuating into young adulthood. For our youth in foster care and in juvenile justice continuums of care, this transition is significantly more difficult than it is for youth not in these systems. Sadly, youth coming out of our systems have poor outcomes into adulthood. Let’s try something different! This training will allow us to look at some additional ways to include the extended family and other “natural” support systems in the lives of our TAY as they make this very difficult transition. This is the single largest developmental transition that we make as we launch into adulthood and we need all the support that we can get! For kids with poor attachments and deep traumatic attachment ruptures, many will not make this transition successfully unless we can help them with this healing.