Clinical Considerations: Social Media and Gaming with Tweens and Teens
Feb
14
10:00am10:00am

Clinical Considerations: Social Media and Gaming with Tweens and Teens

Many experts believe gaming is the modern babysitter for teens. In 2014, approximately 99 percent of American boys and 94 percent of girls play video games with 97 percent playing at least one hour per day. Are you curious about whether or not gaming is helpful or harmful from a mental health perspective? Join Margaret and Rita for a discussion on the gaming culture, clinical research and interventions.

Objectives:

  • define gaming and impact on relationships and academic performance
  • provide overview of research and possible trends on gaming 
  • describe the mental health disorders in DMS 5 commonly recognized in gamers
  • outline clinical interventions with treating a gaming teen
  • highlight a case study of a gamer
  • share current resources for clinicians and general public on gaming

Presenters:
Rita Abdallah, LISW-S, LCSW-C, ACSW
Margaret Bohn-Galas, LISW

1 free CE credit for Ohio NASW members
 

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Behind the Veil: Treatment for Those Beyond and Within Our Borders
Mar
14
10:00am10:00am

Behind the Veil: Treatment for Those Beyond and Within Our Borders

The Arab and Arab-American heritage is very rich and full and the veil is symbolic of both Islam and Christianity. Both religions, and the multitude of cultures that it encompasses, have been severely impacted for the last decade. This seminar will provide background and history about the community, past and present impressions of mental health treatment, and cultural sensitivities within the respective religions.

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Is It Time for a Tune-Up? Self-Care for Mental Health Professionals
May
26
11:30am11:30am

Is It Time for a Tune-Up? Self-Care for Mental Health Professionals

Your mode of transportation drives your transformation. What does it take to keep your motor running smoothly? Like a car that requires proactive maintenance, mental health professionals need regular care. Self-care practices ensure that your “engine” does not overheat due to over exposure to work and life demands.

The 2017 Conference on Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention is presented by The Kidz First Children's Advocacy Center, a program of The Nord Center. The cost includes Continental Breakfast; Lunch, and 14 Continuing Education Units (7 each day) for Social Workers, Counselors and nurses pending approval; 14 Continuing Legal Education credits (7 each day) for lawyers pending approval. Certificates of Attendance will be provided for all others. For information about the approval status for contact hours, contact Amanda Thomas at 440.204.4351.

 

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Identify Burnout and Keep It From Destroying You
May
25
11:30am11:30am

Identify Burnout and Keep It From Destroying You

How do you know if you are burning out? And more importantly, how will you recover from burnout? Rita uses stories to illustrate the toxic waste of the Burnout Zone. She places special emphasis on defining a path that recycles this waste into smart solutions for better living. 

The 2017 Conference on Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention is presented by The Kidz First Children's Advocacy Center, a program of The Nord Center. The cost includes Continental Breakfast; Lunch, and 14 Continuing Education Units (7 each day) for Social Workers, Counselors and nurses pending approval; 14 Continuing Legal Education credits (7 each day) for lawyers pending approval. Certificates of Attendance will be provided for all others. For information about the approval status for contact hours, contact Amanda Thomas at 440.204.4351.

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 Clearing the Way for Spring Live Webinar
Apr
27
1:00pm 1:00pm

Clearing the Way for Spring Live Webinar

When life's demands and distractions surround you all the time, it is so easy to collect and accumulate stress, chaos and negative vibes. Do you wonder how you can release your emotional junk and make room for what you truly love and value? Join Rita for one hour and learn how to use the power of Spring to clear inner clutter and boost well-being.

 

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