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October 2014

Child Welfare Conference

October 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Kathryn Edin

Dr. Kathryn Edin

Dean’s Child Welfare Conference
ENGAGING BIOLOGICAL PARENTS & FAMILIES
Keynote: Understanding Fatherhood in the Inner City, by Dr. Kathryn Edin
Participation limited to first 200 registrants. Register here!

 

The Child and Family Research Institute is pleased to offer a free continuing education opportunity for professionals, students, advocates and researchers interested in child welfare. The purpose of this year’s conference is to provide child welfare practitioners, advocates, and researchers opportunities to learn skills to address the needs and engage with biological parents and families of children in the child welfare in Texas.

The event, CEUs and parking are free but registration is required. Participation is limited to the first 200 registrants. To register, visit http://www.utchildwelfareconference.org

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November 2014
$110

Non-Profit Development and Fundraising

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

“Non-Profit Boot Camp Certificate Program: Non-Profit Development and Fundraising” by Russell Smith, LMSW and Julia Cuba, MSW. Register Here.

This session offers an in-depth guide to non-profit development and fundraising. Using examples and through lecture and discussions, participants will learn: the basics of grant research and grant writing, individual donor cultivation, development, and recognition; ways to utilize social media and communications to attract and maintain donors; the art of the special event and other fundraising activities; and how social work ethics and values relate to development and fund-raising.

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss best practices of non-profit development to fund mission-related activities
  • Access information to research funding opportunities
  • Describe how special events work, and the basics of cultivating individual donors
  • Connect social work values and ethics to the development activities of non-profit organizations

CEUs : 6.0 CEU/contact hours including 1.0 ethics CEUS •   Approved for Social Workers • LPC • LMFT

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December 2014
$110

Governance & Strategic Planning

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

“Non-Profit Boot Camp Certificate Program: Governance & Strategic Planning” by Russell Smith, LMSW and Meg Poag, MSW. Register Here.

This session offers an in-depth guide to non-profit governance and strategic planning. Using examples and through lecture and discussions, participants will learn: functions of non-profit boards; best practices for assessing organizational needs, recruitment, retention, and evaluation of board members; board roles and staff roles; the basics of strategic planning and growth planning; and will examine how social work values relate to these areas.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the best practices of board governance, from assessing the needs of the organization to recruitment of new members to evaluation
  • Utilize the elements of non-profit strategic planning and growth planning
  • Connect social work values and ethics to the governance and planning processes of non-profit organizations

CEUs : 6.0 CEU/contact hours including 1.0 ethics CEUS •   Approved for Social Workers • LPC • LMFT

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January 2015
$550

Art of Clinical Supervision

January 13, 2015 @ 8:30 am - January 15, 2015 @ 5:30 pm

“The Art of Clinical Supervision: A Relational-Cultural Model of Training (A Board-Approved Supervision Certification Program for Licensed Clinicians)” by Tammy Linseisen, ACSW, LCSW. Register Here.

This 40-hour course is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners and the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors to meet training qualifications to supervise candidates for clinical licensure. The classroom sessions will be collaborative, experiential, and interactive with an emphasis on practical applications and skill building. LCSWs: When considering registration for this course, note that according to Texas Social Work Licensing Board rules, supervision status will only be approved after clinician has held license for two years.

Professor Linseisen is a clinical associate professor at the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. Her teaching focuses on social work practice issues, and child and adult attachment. She also maintains a private clinical supervision practice. Her areas of practice interest and expertise include attachment, child welfare, clinical supervision, cultural diversity, and clinical practice with children, adults and families.

Course Content Sections: Relationship and Professional Identity, Power and Diversity in Clinical Supervision, Conflict, Criticism, and Evaluation.

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February 2015
$550

Art of Clinical Supervision

February 2, 2015 @ 8:30 am - February 4, 2015 @ 5:30 pm

“The Art of Clinical Supervision: A Relational-Cultural Model of Training (A Board-Approved Supervision Certification Program for Licensed Clinicians)” by Tammy Linseisen, ACSW, LCSW. Register Here.

This 40-hour course is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners and the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors to meet training qualifications to supervise candidates for clinical licensure. The classroom sessions will be collaborative, experiential, and interactive with an emphasis on practical applications and skill building. LCSWs: When considering registration for this course, note that according to Texas Social Work Licensing Board rules, supervision status will only be approved after clinician has held license for two years.

Professor Linseisen is a clinical associate professor at the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. Her teaching focuses on social work practice issues, and child and adult attachment. She also maintains a private clinical supervision practice. Her areas of practice interest and expertise include attachment, child welfare, clinical supervision, cultural diversity, and clinical practice with children, adults and families.

Course Content Sections: Relationship and Professional Identity, Power and Diversity in Clinical Supervision, Conflict, Criticism, and Evaluation.

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$110

Program Evaluation, Planning, and Community Engagement

February 3, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

” Non-profit Boot Camp Certificate Program: Program Evaluation, Planning, and Community Engagement” by Julia Cuba, MSW and Meg Poag, MSW. Register Here.

This session offers an in-depth guide to nuts and bolts of program evaluation, and strategically engaging the broader community to improve organizational outcomes. A key leadership trait of organizations is informed, macro level thinking about balanced planning, evaluation and community engagement to maximize program performance.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe how planning and evaluation can positively or negatively impact program effectiveness
  • Discuss how community engagement is essential to successful programs
  • Critically examine the roles of Executive Directors and direct service staff in planning, evaluating and facilitating community engagement
  • Understand common ethical dilemmas Executive Directors encounter as they plan, evaluate and facilitate community engagement

CEUs : 6.0 CEU/contact hours including 1.0 ethics CEUS •   Approved for Social Workers • LPC • LMFT

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March 2015
$110

Financial Management and Budgeting

March 3, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

“Non-Profit Boot Camp Certificate Program: Financial Management and Budgeting” by Russell Smith, LMSW. Register Here. 

This session offers an in-depth guide to non-profit financial statements, budgeting, and financial performance measures. Using examples, and through lecture and discussions, participants will learn how these tools are developed and utilized; understand how the various financial statements and tools are connected; get hands-on experience reviewing and analyzing financial statements, audits, and budgets; understand and recognize trends and forecasting; learn about financial ratios and other measures of non-profit performance; and will examine how social work ethics and values relate to these areas.

Participants will be able to:

• Read and understand the basic four non-profit financial statements, audits and tax returns

• Describe the basic concepts of budgeting and its use as a management tool

• Utilize forecasting, ratios, and other measures of non-profit financial performance

• Address ethical considerations in financial management of human service non-profits

CEUs : 6.0 CEU/contact hours including 1.0 ethics CEUS •   Approved for Social Workers • LPC • LMFT

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$105

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

March 12, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

“The Basics of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Definitions, Framework and Interventions” by Andrea E. Marquez, LCSW. Register Here.

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April 2015
$110

Marketing, Public Relations, Branding and Advocacy

April 7, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

“Non-profit Boot Camp Certificate Program: Marketing, Public Relations, Branding and Advocacy” by Julia Cuba, MSW and Meg Poag, MSW. Register Here.

This session offers an in-depth guide to how organizations can most effectively tell their stories, create community awareness, and advocate for their missions on a political scale. Messaging about an organization’s mission through traditional and non-traditional routes can be integral to the overall health and sustainability of an organization, impact funding, and in some cases, create significant positive change in community thinking about your agency or organization.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe how marketing, branding and PR have a profound effect on organizational health
  • Utilize affordable options for designing awareness-raising campaigns about your organization’s mission
  • Describe and use strategies involved in effective legislative advocacy
  • Critically examine the inherent ethical issues associated with the promotion of social service organizations.

CEUs : 6.0 CEU/contact hours including 1.0 ethics CEUS •   Approved for Social Workers • LPC • LMFT

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May 2015
$110

Leading People/Managing Change

May 5, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

“Non-profit Boot Camp Certificate Program: Leading People/Managing Change” by Julia Cuba, MSW, Meg Poag, MSW and Russell Smith, LMSW. Register Here.

This session offers an in-depth guide to the leadership of people and change management in non-profits. Using case studies, lectures and discussions, participants will learn practical strategies for attracting and developing a talented staff, creating a dynamic and accountable organizational culture and managing growth and change inside organizations. The course will also explore the ethical dilemmas Executive Directors may face as they manage teams of people through non-profit growth and change. This course is the last of a Non-Profit Leadership Bootcamp and will conclude with an activity that will allow the class to review the series content and participate in a Q&A with all three E.D.’s.

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss strategies for securing, onboarding and developing talented staff
  • Use strategies for developing a strong organizational culture
  • Have knowledge of effective models for organizational growth and change management using case studies from ED’s in the field
  • Critically examine ethical issues involved with staffing an organization
  • Apply practical tools, tips and strategies to create a culture of accountability

CEUs : 6.0 CEU/contact hours including 1.0 ethics CEUS •   Approved for Social Workers • LPC • LMFT

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