Interventions for Building Family Support and Resiliency

Presented by Leo D. DeBroeck, MS, LMHC, CMHS, MHP on 08-24-2022 at 9 a.m. Pacific (12 p.m. Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Families face risks for addiction, child sexual abuse, violence, and other major causes of toxic stress. This course will review the evidence provided by research and teach mental health professionals how to integrate interventions to reduce risks and build resiliency into their practice.

In this 2-hour continuing education webinar, Leo DeBroeck, MS, LMHC, CMHS, MHP will explain the impact of risk factors on individuals, families, and communities. He will discuss the interventions that can be used to reduce these risks including examples of how to implement them into practice. In addition, he will discuss research on the current understanding of efforts of building resiliency versus reducing risks if further discussed in context of using the information in a psychoeducational way. He will outline the clinical use of these strategies, handouts, and Socratic values-based questioning.

This continuing education webinar is designed to help mental health professionals: 

  1. Identify what a risk factor and protective factor is and is not and list one example of each.
  2. Identify how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) impact communities, families, and individuals.  
  3. Identify risk factors for individuals and at least one intervention for use with individuals.
  4. Identify risk factors for families and at least one intervention for use with families.
  5. Identify risk factors for sexual assault and at least one intervention for preventing it or addressing it after.
  6. identify prevention (resiliency) for individuals, families, and communities.

Course Outline:

  1. Introductions and Disclaimers
  2. Definitions
    1. Ethical Considerations
    2. Cultural Considerations
    3. Risk and Resiliency
    4. Measurement tools
      1. Meta-Analysis
      2. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  3. Risk factors
    1. Social Economic Status
      1. Housing
      2. Work hours
      3. Resources available
    2. Addiction
      1. Substance Misuse/Abuse
      2. Gambling
      3. Electronic Use
    3. Sexual Assault
  4. Resiliency Interventions
    1. For Children
    2. For Families
    3. For Communities
  5. Conclusion
    1. The Takeaway
    2. References
    3. Contact information

Statement of program material’s accuracy, utility, and risks: This course may discuss serious matters including murder, suicide, rape, war, child abuse, terrorism, drug use, domestic violence, and injustices. Course material references will be provided. Replication/duplication of the material without written permission is prohibited. This presentation is intended for educational purposes for mental health professionals, not for the general public or news outlets.

Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: Leo DeBroeck is not an employee of any company or product that is being used. This presentation is without any endorsement, marketing, sales orientation, or bias. The presenter has no conflicts of interest to declare.

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GoodTherapy, LLC 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 #SW-0395. GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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Meet the Presenter

Leo D. DeBroeck, MS, LMHC, CMHS, MHP

Leo D. DeBroeck, MS, LMHC, CMHS, MHP

Leo DeBroeck is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Child Mental Health Specialist in Washington State who works full-time at a community health center. He is CBT Plus certified through the University of Washington and Harborview Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress Center.

Leo completed his Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology at Eastern Washington University with his thesis on factors in suicide. At Eastern Washington University, he completed the Addiction Studies Suicide Assessment, Treatment, & Management Certification. He has experience working with children and adolescents at an intensive inpatient program in Spokane, Washington for several years. He has worked in several different levels of care for mental health treatment including long-term inpatient care, WISe wraparound intensive services, school-based therapy services, and outpatient clinical settings. He also works as a quarterly faculty lecturer for Eastern Washington University’s satellite campus at Bellevue College and the main Cheney campus. He provides continuing education credits to other professionals and teaches night classes and seminars to graduate and undergraduates in foundations of psychotherapy, trauma: assessment, management, and treatment, cognitive and behavior change, and more.

Leo has published peer-reviewed scientific research on young adults related to suicidality. He has also written several self-published children's therapy books for use in therapy settings addressing grief, addiction, neglect, abuse, and more. He is the president and founder of Counselor's Choice Award, LLC which reviews and promotes scientifically validated counseling products, therapeutic tools, and books.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/30/2022 - 03/30/2025.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC 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 #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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