HANDS Boundaries Training 1073021 January 17, 2018 Lexington
 Course ID: 1073021
 Format: On-Site - Classroom course or workshop (Live Event)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number: 7-0038-01-2018-1272
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): 7.3 Contact Hours
 Certificate: TRAIN Certificate of Attendance, Contact Hours Joy
Course Description:

HANDS Advanced Boundaries Training 

Duration:  8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Course Description:

HANDS Boundaries Training focuses on the origin of personal and professional boundaries including family of origin experience and cultural expectations.  Participants will explore personal and workplace values that impact establishing and maintaining boundaries within their program, team and relationship with families. Participants will be given opportunities to learn about boundary violations common to family support workers and will practice strategies to employ when encountering these situations. Establishing clear and consistent boundaries is important for self-care and allows HANDS employees, both professional and paraprofessional, to maintain positive relationships with the families they serve. Consistent and healthy workplace boundaries encourage strong teams. This course seeks to improve the professional leadership qualities of the HANDS nurses and social workers who work in supervisory capacities as they lead their staff using the parallel process.

Course Objectives

  1. Identify healthy and unhealthy boundaries.
  2. Explain how to say "No" using strength-based communication strategies.
  3. Discuss program boundaries and workplace code of ethics.
  4. Lists the steps to setting boundaries.

Course Agenda

Instructor: Amber Green

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Why Boundaries?

  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am: Defining Core Boundaries
  • 9:30 am - 10:15 am: Program Boundaries, Workplace Boundaries, and Code of Ethics
  • 10:15 am - 10:30 am: Break
  • 10:30 am - 11:15 am: Kinds of Boundaries
  • 11:15 am - 12:00 noon: Healthy vs Unhealthy Boundaries
  • 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Transference/Counter Transference
  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Supervision and Boundaries
  • 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm: How to Say "No" - Strength-based Communication Strategies
  • 2:45 pm - 2:55 pm: Break
  • 2:55 pm - 3:30 pm: 25 Common Pitfalls
  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Steps to Setting Boundaries
  • 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm: Golden Rules for Living
  • 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm: Closing and Evaluation

Instructor Bio

Amber Green has been with the Clark County HANDS Program since 2005. She is a certified Growing Great Kids Curriculum Trainer. Her educational experience includes a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Kentucky.

Planning Committee

Melody Stephenson: HANDS Training Coordinator

Linda Burnam, RN HANDS Technical Assistant

Original Posting Date:12/14/2017

Disclaimer Statement

The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual continuing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.

HANDS is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work to sponsor continuing education for credential holders. HANDS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Sponsorship number: KBSW-SP2017022



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Subject Area(s):
Social Workers
General Public Health Staff
Background/Role(s): None
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Course Level: Intermediate
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals:
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
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Sponsor: HANDS Central Office
Accreditations: none
Special Notes: There is a block of rooms reserved at the Marriott Courtyard Lexington North, 775 Newtown Ct., Lexington at a rate of $119 per night. The hotel can be reached at (859) 253-4646. Ask for the HANDS room block when reserving your room. Remember to bring your agency's tax exempt certificate with you. The training will take place in the meeting room of the hotel.
Course Contacts
Name: Melody Stephenson
Phone: (502) 564-3756
email: melody.stephenson@ky.gov
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