The Sylvia Thomas Center has a couple of big events coming up that we hope you will consider taking a part in: Oct. 14th Guest Speaker Maurice Webb and Oct. 31st – Nov.4th Adoption Competency Certification Training
Sylvia Thomas Center Training Institute Presents:
Guest Speaker Maurice Webb
National lecturer and author of Growing Up in the Care of Strangers will present Friday, October 14th, 9:00am to 1:00pm. He will be speaking on “Youth and Family Engagement: Systematic Approaches for Stakeholders” covering the following topics:
· Identifying strategies to engage families and youth in the permanency process.
· How to affectively use therapists, social workers, family, etc. as stakeholders.
· His experiences as a former youth in the system of care, becoming a parent and his experience as a professional in the child welfare field.
· Capturing the failures and success of how to engage the whole family.
This one day invitation is open to the public. Seating is limited.
Please RSVP by contacting Sylvia Thomas Center (813) 651-3150 or e-mail email@example.com
Location: The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
1002 E. Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
Tampa, FL 33605
Seating is limited. Please RSVP by contacting Sylvia Thomas Center (813) 651-3150.
Also coming up:
Adoption Competency Certification Training
Through this intensive program you will learn invaluable tools to support you in providing for the unique needs of our children in Child Welfare and Adoptions and the families who care for them. No matter your role, if you touch the life of a child in the system of care, who has been adopted or the parents of these children, this training is for you.
This one-week training covers Attachment, Transition, Abuse & Neglect, Brain Development and so much more.
With completion of this state-certified training:
· You have the opportunity to become credentialed to provide specialized Adoption Training services with the Children’s Board ASO (Administrative Services Organization). STC’s Adoption Competency Training is a standard credential requirement for a number of adoption-related ASO services.
· Listing on the Children’s Board website as an Adoption Competent provider.
· Listing on the Sylvia Thomas Center’s web-site as an Adoption Competent Provider.
· DCF Certification recognizing you have completed of Adoption Competency Training.
· Therapist may be listed on the www.adoptflorida.org website.
· Have CEU opportunities for some licensed providers.
Trainings are scheduled quarterly with each session lasting one full week; 36 hours. Classes are from 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday through Thursday and 9:00am to 3:45 on Friday. The trainings take place at The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County.
Location: 1002 E. Palm Ave, Tampa, FL
33605, in the Ybor City area.
- 10/31/2011 – 11/4/2011
- 2/27/2012 – 3/2/2012
- 6/4/2012 – 6/8/2012
- Fall 2012 – TBD
Class fees are $195 for the complete training. CEU’s are offered for an additional $50. Registrants are eligible for CEU’s if they are licensed for one or more of the following:
· Florida Board of Clinical Social Work (LCSW)
· Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)
· Mental Health Counseling (MHC)
For more information or to register, contact Kitty Roles at the Sylvia Thomas Center firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 651-3150. Additional information and registration forms will be forwarded as requested. Fees are to be paid at time of registration. Scholarships may be available based on individual need.
Kevin D. Slack, M.A.
Director of Training
Lead trainer, Kevin Slack, M.A. is certified by NACAC as an Adoption Competent Trainer and has provided training for Adoption Competency since October of 2008. Mr. Slack is Director of the Sylvia Thomas Center Training Institute and has over 23 years experience working in the field of child welfare and adoptions. He has a wealth of knowledge which he actively shares with students.
Ginger M. Martin, LCSW
Adoption Support Counselor/Trainer
Co-Trainer, Ginger Martin, LCSW is an Adoption Competent provider and trainer. Ms. Martin has 7 years experience working in the field of child welfare and adoptions. These years included case management, therapeutic services, as well as, training potential foster and adoptive families.
She enjoys sharing her experiences
with her students.