Course Description

This webinar focuses on laws and advocacy for children and adolescents with mental health treatment needs.  It covers a wide range of laws, procedures, policies and codes relevant to mental health treatment options for children and adolescents in the dependency system and offers advocacy tips throughout to overcome challenges and obstacles.

Topics Include:

*Overview of RTC Process
*Statutory, Administrative Code,  Juvenile Rules, DCF Operating Procedure
*Suitability Assessment Considerations
*Appointment and Reports
*Advocacy Tips



Guest Speakers:  

  • Laurie Blades - Director, Children's Behavioral Health Advocacy, Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office 
  • Rashel Johnson, -Supervising Attorney, Fifth Circuit Guardian ad Litem Office 

1 Hour CLE Credit Available

2/21/20-8/31/21

1.5 In-Service Hours Available

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Training Specialists

Statewide Guardian ad Litem Training Team

This course is presented by experts of this subject matter. Contact: Training@gal.fl.gov

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Residential Mental Health Treatment

    • Residential Mental Health Treatment for Children and Adolescents

    • Thoughts & Feedback

    • CLE Certificate (1 Hour) Residential Mental Health Treatment for Children

Reviews

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Residential Mental Health Treatment for Children and Adol...

Marsha Tolotti

Overall it gave insight into assessment that needs to take place in the advocacy of children with mental health issues whether being serious or critical. Al...

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Overall it gave insight into assessment that needs to take place in the advocacy of children with mental health issues whether being serious or critical. All steps need to be adhered to in order to achieve the right evaluation of the child in the end. Missing or not adequately following the procedures could result in of a child not being placed in the right situation for their care. I now understand that professionals in this field will be critical in helping the GAL preparing a summary of the child's needs that will assist the judge in the end.

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Residential Mental Health Treatment for Children and Adol...

Elaine Noce

Excellent presentation.

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