Offered via Zoom
This webinar will be in a meeting setting-participants will be able to have their cameras on and ask questions in real time if they so choose. During this session we will address skills needed to build a solid foundation with the children and youth you serve:
- skills to help advocates build relationships with children/youth of all ages
- skills to best explain to the child/youth your role as an advocate and what it means to them
- skills to help advocates build a rapport that can weather ups and downs the child/youth may face: changes in school, foster home, parents backsliding
- skills to explain goals, steps that need to be taken for goal to be reached and setbacks that may arise.
Kari Thompson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S). Kari began her career in the public school system as a Special Education teacher and then School Counselor. She is employed as a Play Therapist at Family Care Associates in Effingham IL. Kari sees kids from the ages of 3-12 for play therapy and also sees adolescents, teens and young adults. She has a lot of experience in the areas of ADHD, conduct disorder, anxiety, grief, and trauma. Kari’s work involves collaboration with local schools, CASA, DCFS, and the court system.