“Creating Normalcy for Youth in Residential Settings” will feature national expert Dr. Larry Epstein, director of training and implementation at Think:Kids; assistant in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital; and clinical instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Epstein has extensive experience utilizing and teaching Collaborative Problem Solving, a revolutionary, evidence-based approach for helping children with behavioral challenges.
In addition to Dr. Epstein’s opening keynote and closing session, six workshops will be offered, each providing tools and techniques designed to create normalcy for youth in residential settings. Concurrent workshops include:
- Collaborative Problem Solving: Practical Strategies for Implementation
- The Holy Grail of Eliminating Restraints
- Necessity of Joy and Play for Youth in Residential Settings
- Sanctuary Model of Care in Residential Treatment
- Addressing the Needs of LGBTQ Youth in a Residential Placement: “Empowering LGBTQ Youth at Ruth’s House”
- Trauma Informed Parenting: Residential Staff and Parents Working on the Same Page