Serious Career Development for Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions

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Instructor: Wayne Munchel, LCSW
Length: 90 Minutes
Opens: April 5, 2018
Closes: February 29, 2020

Description

This course focuses on strategies that promote and support meaningful roles for youth with mental health challenges in the educational and employment arenas.  School and work involvement are critical for youth with disabilities in forming healthier identities, developing resilience and in avoiding a life-time of poverty and marginalization.  The common barriers for many TAY in accessing and progressing at school and work will be identified, and interventions for overcoming them will be shared.  How to productively apply a Stages of Change (Prochaska and DiClemente) framework to assess youth work readiness and target stage-specific interventions will be presented.  The importance of active benefits counseling and recognizing the potential impact of disability determinations on TAY is also discussed.

Date Recorded: February 21, 2017

Learning Objectives

  • Increase sense of hope and self-efficacy in both youth and in helping professionals.
  • Explain the essential role that education and employment play in promoting resilience and  recovery, and avoidance of a life-time of poverty and marginalization.
  • Assess functional barriers to successful education and employment and effectively collaborate with youth to overcome them.
  • Reduce frustration by applying Career Readiness (Stages of Change) and matching appropriate interventions to corresponding stage.

Level

  • Intermediate

Course Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course, participants must view the presentation, successfully pass a post-test, and submit an online evaluation.  Upon completion, CE Certificates will be available to print directly from the site.

Registration and Refund Policy

Please click below to register for the course.  The cost of registration $35 for PRA members and $55 for nonmembers.  If your employer is a PRA organizational member with access to reduced rates, you will see that price in the cart.

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Instructor(s)

Wayne Munchel, LCSW

Wayne Munchel has been involved with youth and young adult programs for the past 20 years.  As an Independent Consultant, he is currently providing trainings and program development to TAY and Recovery model programs for adults with serious mental health conditions.  He has worked extensively with Stars Behavioral Health Group as the Director of TAY (Transition Age Youth), and the Stars Training Academy in developing and training the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) model. Mr. Munchel has over 30 years of experience working in the mental health field and was one of the original staff of The Village, an innovative recovery model program serving adults with mental illness. Mr. Munchel recently developed the TAY FSP Tool Kit in collaboration with the California Institute of Mental Health.  He received his Masters in Social Work from UCLA in 1986.  

Mr. Munchel was the founder and Director of the Mental Health Associations’ Transition Age Youth (TAY) Academy from 2000 to 2009.  The model program helps young adults (ages 18 to 25) with psychiatric disabilities obtain housing, employment and educational opportunities and learn independent living skills.  The TAY Academy serves 100 young adults in the Long Beach community and was identified as a promising practice by the Department of Labor. 

Continuing Education Information

The Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery, provider #1975, is approved by the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) to provide continuing education to Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRPs) and CPRP candidates.

This activity is approved for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours of continuing education in psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery in the following CPRP Focus Domain(s): IV: Assessment, Planning, and Outcomes.  CPRPs and CPRP candidates should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.

 

The Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery, provider #1975, is approved by the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) to provide continuing education to Certified Child and Family Resiliency Practitioners (CFRPs) and CFRP candidates.

This activity is approved for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours of continuing education in child and family resiliency and recovery in the following CFRP Focus Domain(s): IV: Assessment, Planning, and Outcomes; XIII: Transition-Age Youth.  CFRPs and CFRP candidates should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.