Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Nov 7, 2013

"The Effects of Parental Incarceration on Young Children from Infancy to Age Five"

 

DATE:  November 7, 2013 

 

TIME:   9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

 

TRAINER:   Heidi Levitz, M.S., Sara Schmidt, LCSW, Tanya Smith

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Have you ever considered what the short and long term impact of visitation to a correctional facility can have on young children? Is it difficult to choose your words when trying to explain the visit and in answering a young child’s questions about why their parent may be in prison?  Would you like to have strategies that can reduce the potential traumatic impact such a visit can have on a young child?  

 

This training will explore the effects and long- term impact of parental incarceration in young children. Discussions will include supporting children before, during and after visits. Using a variety of media, attendees will gain insight and be given strategies to use for effective planning around visitation. This topic is relevant for Social Workers, Foster Care families, Childcare providers and Parents/ guardians.

 

At the close of this training you will be able to:

  • Identify the correlation between challenging behaviors and the visitation process.
  • Describe the short and long term impact that parental separation may have on young children.
  • Describe how the use of developmentally appropriate child specific strategies can reduce children’s stress and anxiety.

The training will be held on November 7, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the DCF Academy located in Hartford.  If you are interested in attending please click the link below to access the registration form and fax to the Academy.

 

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Registration Process" for Providers, Families, Youth and All Others

 
Step 1:  Create a "Log in Profile/User ID" and a password.  (Select "Guest" for a user category)  NOTE: You will only need to create a log-in and user ID just once;  the first time you register for a course.  Please write down your user ID and Password and store in a safe place.

Step 2:  Register for the class you wish to attend utilizing the course calendar.
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"Registration Process" for DCF Employees ONLY

Step 1:  Create a "Log in Profile/User ID" and a password.  (Select "Guest" for a user category)  NOTE: You will only need to create a log-in and user ID just once; the first time you register for a course.  Please write down your user ID and Password and store in a safe place.

Step 2:  Register for the class you wish to attend utilizing the course calendar.
 
Step 3: Complete this Training Academy registration form (NOTE:  this step is necessary, in order to receive LMS credits)
 
Step 4:  Have your supervisor sign the registration form;
 
Step 5:  Fax completed and signed form to 860-550-6362

Location: C.O.T.A., (Central Office Training Academy), 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106
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9 AM - 4 PM

Contact: Cheryl Wright
Email: cheryl.wright@ct.gov
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