• Strategies to Overcome Resistance in Adolescents             

    Presented by: Amy Jacob, LCSW     November 19, 2009, 9:30 to 3:30, Hilton Garden Inn, Edison/Raritan Center,  50 Raritan Center Parkway, Edison, New Jersey, 08837; continental breakfast provided, lunch on your own 

    Social Work CEU Hours: This course,  "Strategies to Overcome Resistance in Adolescents" 091808-653, provided by Sources For Human Services, is approved for continuing education credits by the National Association of Social Workers-NJ Chapter (NASW-NJ), 200 Metroplex Drive, Suite 404 Edison, NJ 08817. NASW-NJ CE Approval Program Approval Period: September 1 2008 - August 31, 2010. Social Workers will receive five clinical continuing education clock hours in participating in this course. If you need assistance, please call 732-248-1590 

    Who Should Attend? Social workers, guidance counselors, clinicians, case managers, child study team members, in-home behavioral health providers, teachers, parents, advocates, and others who work with children and adolescents. 

    What Will Trainees Learn? This workshop provides practical strategies for those who work with youth who are resistant to services: *What makes adolescents resistant? *Assumptions (yours and theirs) Better assumptions for us to work with *Systems designed with the teen in mind (the medical and education models) *How it feels to be them *How we can break out of the "set up" *Reaching for the resistance *Acknowledging and validating the resistance *Breaking the resistance cycle *Common communication blunders *Relationship building basics *Who is setting the agenda? *The right questions to ask *Finding the common vision *Finding the common vision between parents and teens *Defining success 

    This dynamic, interactive program will include activities, video illustrations, personal stories, small group activities, and discussions. 

    Course Objectives

    1. Participants will experience the sensation of "resistance" and explore how this affects one's ability to interact with others and the environment.

    2. Participants will be able to explain how basic adolescent development and resistance to social work services are connected.

    3. Participants will be able to identify at least three ways in which traditional social services systems (including educational) are NOT designed to focus on adolescent strengths and multiple ways in which professionals can overcome these potential barriers.

    4. Participants will be able to identify at least four specific techniques to overcome resistance in treatment.

    5. Participants will practice relationship building techniques with other participants that can be employed in their work.

    6. Participants will be able to identify the different needs of various stakeholders and to prioritize the needs of the adolescent.

    7. Participants will be able to help young clients define success and to create markers to know when clients are achieving treatment goals.

    8. Participants will be given the opportunity to define "good enough" outcomes for their work with their adolescent clients.

    Course Completion Requirements: All participants must fully register, sign in on the day of the session, complete the five hour session, complete any written materials/assignments, and complete the written evaluation form in order to receive a certificate,. Certificates will be distributed at end of session when these requirements have been met. 

    Location and Time :  November 19, 2009, 9:30 to 3:30, Hilton Garden Inn,  Edison/Raritan Center,  50 Raritan Center Parkway, Edison, New Jersey, 08837 *Continental breakfast provided, lunch on your own; directions below Fee: $110 per person- see registration form below; fee covers presentation, hand outs, materials, certificate, etc. 

    About the Presenter: Amy Jacob, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in Middlesex County, NJ with a career history spanning 15 years of service to children, families, and child-serving organizations. She currently has a private practice providing intensive in-home clinical services to adolescents and their families. Jacob is also a Training Consultation Specialist for the Violence Institute of NJ as well as project coordinator and lead trainer for "Creating Safe and Respectful Environments," an initiative through UBHC-UMDNJ funded by the NJ Juvenile Justice Commission. In this role she coordinates a training program for juvenile detention centers and state run secure care facilities and residential centers on the topics of mental health disorders among adolescents, crisis intervention techniques and suicide prevention. In her private practice she also provides training to schools and other community groups in New Jersey on these topics.

     Jacob served as the Middlesex County Coordinator for the Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth Project from August 2001 through July 2006. The Traumatic Loss Coalition brings together professionals from schools, mental health agencies, law enforcement, clergy and other community organizations in order to identify and coordinate resources for school communitiesafter traumatic loss events.   Jacob has worked extensively with children and adolescents as a clinician with University Behavioral Health Care's Child and Adolescent In-patient and Regional Response Units. In this role she provided crisis intervention, evaluation, and ongoing therapeutic services as well as advocacy on behalf of adolescents and their families.  Prior to obtaining her MSW, Jacob served as a Policy Advisor for Children's Issues to Governor Jim Florio of New Jersey. In that role she served as the Governor's liaison to various child-serving boards and organizations, providing  regular policy briefings and recommendations to the Governor. She also served as staff to inter-agency advisory boards and workgroups charged with streamlining service delivery to New Jersey's children across bureaucratic government systems. 

    Registration: Three ways to register: on the Web, www.sourcesforhumanservcies.com, Fax, Mail

    Registration Form for  "Strategies to Overcome Resistance in Adolescents"    (Please print clearly) November 19, 2009, 9:30 to 3:30, Hilton Garden Inn,  Edison/Raritan Center,  50 Raritan Center Parkway, Edison, New Jersey, 08837, $110 per person; Payments can be by check, voucher, or purchase order. 

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    Cancellations and Refunds: Registrants may cancel up to day five days prior to the seminar date. Refunds can not be given after that date.  

    Directions to hotel: 
    Hilton Garden Inn Edison/Raritan Center -50 Raritan Center Parkway, Edison, New Jersey, 08837   732-225-0900; Take NJ Turnpike  Exit 10 to 514 West towards Raritan Center. Stay on the right towards Raritan Center, At the first traffic light make a left hand turn on King Georges Post Road and proceed to hotel on left.- From Garden State Parkway South - Take 129 and follow the signs to highway 287 North for approximately 1 mile to Highway 514 West. Follow the signs to the Raritan Center Parkway. Turn left on King Georges Post Road the Hotel is on the left.From the Garden State Parkway North - Take exit 127 and follow the signs to Highway 287 North. Take Highway 287 North for approximately 1 mile to Highway 514 west. Follow the signs to the Raritan Center Parkway. Turn left on King Georges Post Road. The Hotel is on the left

    Accommodations for Disabilities: All accommodations for disabilities can be directed to Sources for Human Services, 610-203-1926 , sourcesforhumanservices@comcast.net, or to Nicole Gagliano, Hilton Garden Inn, 732-225-0900 Grievances/Complaints Any grievance or complaint can be directed to David Hoffmann, Director, Sources For Human Services at sourcesforhumanservcies@comcast.net or 610-203-1926. All such grievances are responded to first verbally and then in writing, if necessary until they are resolved.