Presenter: Ruby Salazar, LCSW, BCD
Whether you work with families directly or do not, whether you engage with children at a specific developmental stage or across a longer range, it is important to be knowledgeable of a lifespan perspective and how expectations and progress varies for ALL families and children. This session will highlight the key elements of developmental and critical transitions all families experience from early concerns, diagnosis, establishing and changing interventions, going off to school and school changes, community and cultural expectations, puberty/adolescence to independence, legal/trust matters, and adulthood. Explore, identify and learn skills in partnering with families to identify and work with these dynamic factors to support ongoing growth, family health, happiness, and stability. , even when experiencing great difficulties at times. Holding the child in mind in the context of the family is essential good practice.