Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and Foundation

Part 2: Engaging and Teaching Children Critical Skills: Tools and Techniques for Providers

Engaging and Teaching Children Critical Skills: Tools and Techniques for Providers addresses direct skills teaching. Practitioners will learn how to assess the critical physical, emotional, cognitive and social skills each child needs to function successfully in his or her chosen role or environment, and how to teach the child the necessary skills, including strategies that engage children with mental health needs in the learning process.
 

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Part 2: Engaging and Teaching Children Critical Skills: Tools and Techniques for Providers provides a more in-depth experience for PSR providers who work with children on the tools of Functional Assessment and Critical Skill Development. Emphasis will be placed on how to identify the critical skill needs of a child: how to teach skills to children; how to engage the child and family in the skill teaching and practice of skills; and tips and strategies for problem-solving, coaching and motivating children and families.

Who should take this course? PSR providers who are working with children and families to ensure their success and satisfaction in their roles and environments and have not had graduate level training in psychiatric rehabilitation or another human service field.

Upcoming Course

Part 2: Engaging and Teaching Children Critical Skills: Tools and Techniques for Providers
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Part 1: Developing Resiliency and Valued Roles for Children

April 1 - April 30, 2015
Members: $215; Non-Members: $250 (Join Today)

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Course Content

The course provides PowerPoint modules of content with voice over on a web platform, plus readings, examples, practice and two chat opportunities (dates and times to be decided based on learner availability) through seven modules:  

  1. Introduction to Course: Overview of Skills and PSR
  2. Functional Assessment of A Child’s Critical Skills
  3. Direct Skills Teaching: Outlining the Content
  4. Direct Skills Teaching: Lesson Planning
  5. Direct Skills Teaching: Coaching and Motivating the Child
  6. Partnering with the Parents: Coaching and Motivating Parents as Teachers for their Children
  7. Using Newly learned Skills: Overcoming Barriers

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the functional skills children need to succeed in various roles
  • Develop skills for conducting functional assessments with children and families
  • Develop skills for actively engaging children and families in skill-teaching activities
  • Learn techniques for working with families to support and strengthen the child’s use of skills
  • Identify common barriers that arise during skill teaching and strategies for overcoming them

To earn a Certificate in Children’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation, practitioners will need to successfully complete three courses: