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Medications: What Residential Staff Need to Know (residential only)
07/10 - 07/23
This course is designed to educate residential staff on best practices and proper protocols for administering medications to children and youth in their care. The roles and responsibilities required of staff in order to be authorized by the state of NH to administer medications are discussed. Safe storage procedures, accurate documentation, and information regarding medical orders are examined. Participants explore the different categories of medications and identify effects of medications on children/youth’s body systems. Participants learn the correct protocol for administering prescription and non-prescription drugs when conditions are ideal, and how to react to situations accordingly. Reliable health resources will be identified.
- Define family, family systems, communication, and connections, and how these concepts relate to each other
- Identify benefits for children who maintain connections with family members while in foster care or adoptive homes
- Recognize cultural effective practice and how this relates to working with birth families
- Recognize strengths and challenges of the families of children in foster care, and how to enhance strengths and address challenges
- Identify the types of individual, family, social, and environmental problems that can contribute to the abuse and neglect of children
- Identify one’s own biases regarding parents who have abused or neglected their child/children.
- Define the foster parent’s role as part of the child and family’s team and maximize the potential of this role as an integral component of the case plan
- Describe ways that the caregiver can maintain the child’s connection with their birth family or other relationships, including visitation, modeling parenting, and being a resource for knowledge and support