In-Service CE: Mental Health Advocacy
Many children within the juvenile dependency system have experienced trauma during their childhood which affects their overall mental health and well-being. The Mental Health Advocacy Program seeks to highlight the mental health of a child in dependency by taking a closer look at the traumatic events the child has experienced, the many placement changes the child has undergone, familial history of the child, as well as with many other factors. These aspects will be researched strictly through reviewing the child's case file and the findings will be shared with the court, our public health nurses and Ventura County Behavioral Health providers. During this training, advocates will learn about psychotropic medications, mental illness and stigmas related, how to 'mine' a child's file, and overall how to successfully advocate for a child's mental health in the dependency system.
RSVP to Chelsie@casaofventuracounty.org or call 805.389.3120
CE Hours: 3
PLEASE NOTE: this In-Service is closed to the public.