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Poverty and the Resilient Brain: A Positive Response for Working with Children and Youth


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Category:
Children and Adolescents |  Mental Health Nursing |  Neuroscience and Neuropsychology |  Substance Use and Addiction |  Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
Trainer:
Rob Levit
Course Levels:
Beginning and Intermediate
Duration:
6 hours
Location:
Amherst, New York
Available Dates:

Fri, May 15, 2020 - 09:00a to 04:30p EDT - Amherst, New York

Tag: Full Day


Description

2018 Testimonial on Poverty and the Brain: “This was the best training I’ve attended in nearly 30 years of being a social worker. Engaging, informative, useful across a huge swatch of work settings and populations.”

Limited to 60 people.

“The message is not ‘if you are poor, your brain will be smaller, and there is nothing that can be done about it.’ That is absolutely not the message. Improving access to resources that enrich the developmental environment could potentially change the trajectories of brain development for the better...” writes Elizabeth Sowell, PhD, Brain Research Institute, UCLA. The brain grows the fastest in the first few years of a child’s life. For children living in poverty and deep poverty, brain development is negatively impacted by factors including: less cognitive stimulation, low parental education, stressful and unsafe living conditions, poor nutrition, harsh parenting and family instability, large number of children in the family, residential mobility, higher rates of chronic health problems, having a teen mother, and households without English speakers.

While most trainings on this topic offer textbook style content, this very engaging and experiential workshop will help you understand how poverty affects the brains of our children and youth. Take-aways include how you can positively mediate this in service provision. Content primarily addresses children and youth, though it is also applicable to adults.

Please join Rob in a day of dynamic learning and discussion about the challenges professionals face in understanding why children and youth in poverty behave in a certain way, why they are not using worksheets or other tools given to them, why they have challenges following instructions, and how to help them succeed in the face of on-going poverty.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the key environmental factors that most affect brain development in children and what can be done to mediate their impact;
  2. Recognize the concept of poverty as trauma;
  3. Create at least five small brain-based interventions and activities you can put into practice with children and youth to mediate the impact of poverty on their brains;
  4. Identify and understand the key parts of the brain that research demonstrates are most impacted by poverty;
  5. Design a systems map that identifies the interrelationship of developmental and environmental factors that influence brain development in order to design multi-level interventions and solutions;
  6. Develop a working understanding of terms used in “Poverty and the Brain” research including key brain chemicals, anatomy and epigenetics that will enable you to better serve your clients.

Research: Select content references about poverty and children/youth from:

  • NYS Profile of Young Children in Deep Poverty (2017) https://bit.ly/2IzrnLz
  • Instiute for Research on Poverty- Univeristy of Wisconsin- Madison https://www.irp.wisc.edu/
  • Natinal Center for Children in Poverty http://www.nccp.org/
  • UNICEF Building Better Brains (generated from the generated from the Neuroscience Symposium) https://uni.cf/2xf1s7k

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, case managers, teachers, school counselors, medical professionals, and other interested individuals.

Customer Service

We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.


Credits - CEUs


UBSW - NYS LCAT CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Live In-Person contact hours: 6


UBSW - NYS LMFT CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Live In-Person contact hours: 6


UBSW - NYS LMHC CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Live In-Person contact hours: 6


UBSW - NYS LMSW & LCSW CEUs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Live In-Person contact hours: 6


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 6 hours for CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal hours.



Trainer

Rob Levit's Profile

Rob Levit Related seminars and products: 4

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Rob Levit, MA, has over twenty years’ of experience as a well-known educator in Maryland low-income schools. He focuses on designing multi-sensory programs for youth that positively address the impact of poverty on brain development. Currently, he is the executive director of Creating Communities, a nonprofit organization in Maryland that focuses on mediating the effects of poverty on the brains of children and youth in low-income schools and public housing projects using art-based activities. In addition, Rob is a dynamic trainer, facilitator, and consultant who has worked extensively with educational, corporate, and nonprofit clients on strategic planning, team development, and leadership skills. He has received strong testimonials for his work from universities, public schools, and medical centers, and has been recognized with numerous awards. Rob is a Licensed Consultant from Maryland Nonprofits’ Standards for Excellence Institute®, a Certified Trainer in Workplace Conflict Resolution from the Mediation Institute at Eckerd College, and holds an Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell University.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

In-Person Trainings – Half and One Day: Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 10 business days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee.

Participants who cancel a half-day training (less than 5 hours) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Participants who cancel a one-day training (5 hours or more) less than 10 business days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

In-Person Training – Multi-Day: There is a $50 non-refundable deposit for all multi-day trainings. Full payment is due by the start of training. Participants may cancel by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email up to 30 calendar days prior to a training and receive a refund or a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit.

Participants who cancel less than 30 calendar days prior to the training will receive a gift card minus a $50 processing fee and the $50 non-refundable deposit or a refund of 50% of their registration fee. No gift cards or refunds will be issued with 5 or less business days’ notice before the start of the training. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules and that will be stated in the workshop description.

Online Training: Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email and request a refund for an online course.

Gift Cards: Gift cards can be used as payment toward future trainings. Gift cards expire one (1) year after being issued.

Substitute Attendance: If a registered participant is unable to attend a training and would like another individual to attend in their place the Office of Continuing Education must be called or emailed at least one full business day before the training. Substitution decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Late Policy: Participants should plan on arriving prior to the start of the training to allow time for sign-in, registration, and training introductions. Participants arriving 20 minutes or more after the scheduled start time or departing 20 minutes or more prior to the scheduled end time will not receive any Continuing Education Credit and/or certificates associated with the training.  

Check Refunds: Any refund requests for a check payment may take up to 2 – 4 weeks to process. 

UB Cancelled Trainings: If the Office of Continuing Education cancels a training, participants will be notified via email and refunds will be paid in full. Please be aware that if the University at Buffalo is closed the training may still be taking place. Please contact the Office of Continuing Education if you have any questions or concerns regarding whether or not a training is still being held. 

Please email sw-ce@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-5841 for cancellations. Thank you.

Location

Amherst Center for Senior Services

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370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, New York 14228, United States
716-636-3050

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