Working with Families with Young Children: A clinical and reflective approach to intervention


Clinical interventions with families with young children is often challenging.  The Ackerman Institute’s Center for the Developing Child and Family has a two generational approach to working with young families that attends to the relationship between the child and caregiver; while also addressing the emotional well-being of the family.

The Center’s two curricula, Bright Beginnings and Personal Best, will be utilized during workshop sessions to guide participants in their clinical interventions with families.  Participants will learn to increase caregivers’ reflective capacities with their children through video review.  Sessions will also focus on techniques to address family stress and promote family support and coping skills.  Using the principles of reflective supervision, participants will present case examples in order to deepen their understanding of their own experience in working with families.  Participants will be encouraged to bring video sessions from their own work.

This year long workshop is for anyone who offers direct services to families with young children in community based agencies, such as foster care and preventive services, Early Head Start, residential and home based agencies.

Faculty:  Christine Reynolds, LCSW

Dates: 9 sessions beginning Tuesdays, October 13, 2015
November 10, 2015; December 8, 2015; January 12, 2016; February 9, 2016; March 8, 2016; April 12, 2016; May 10, 2016; June 14, 2016
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. each session
Tuition: $540
Contact Hours (CEU’s) for NYS: 18
CE Credits for NASW: 18

The Ackerman Institute for the Family SW CPE 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 #0052.

This program has been approved for Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.

Under the New Jersey Administrative Code Title 13, Chapter 44G, subchapter 13:44G-6.4, New Jersey accepts New York State approved courses for CEU’s.

If you would like to apply, click below:

For more information or to register, contact:

Brenda Nikelsberg, MSW
212 879-4900, ext 108