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IDENTIFYING AND WORKING WITH PARENTS WITH COGNITIVE LIMITATIONS

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The Connecticut Parents with Cognitive Limitations Workgroup has developed a training to assist providers in identifying and working more effectively with parents with cognitive limitations and their children. The objectives of this training are to:

  1. Gain a greater understanding of "executive functioning" and the implications of limitations in functioning;

  2. awareness of the needs of parents with cognitive limitations;

  3. Improve the identification and assessment of parents with cognitive limitations and their families; and

  4. Identify strategies

 

Training Agenda:

  • Executive functioning and implications of limitations

  • Challenges to service providers regarding working with these families

    • Assessment tools

    • The parents: Who are they?

    • The impact of parental cognitive limitations on the development of children

    • Intervention strategies

 

 

Participants will learn through lecture, audio-visual materials, and small group discussion.  The training is delivered by an interdisciplinary team. Trainees represent child welfare, and providers of services related to family support; substance abuse and behavioral health, child care, workforce development; etc. CEUs for social workers are available.