Child Neglect Prevention: It Begins With You
This training will prepare attendees for understanding neglect from a socioecological context regarding the children and families they work with. The workshop will use an ecomap self-assessment that allows each participant to reflect upon their own experiences in order to better understand the context of neglect as it happens to others. This approach is rooted in the belief that empathy builds understanding and facilitates learning. Looking through a strengths-based lens, participants will highlight the protective factors that were present in their lives which will lead into a conversation about how protective factors can strengthen families and prevent neglect.
Taryn Yates, LMSW moved to Boise 11 years ago after receiving her Masters in Social Work from George Mason University. She started as a community organizer working with low-income families regarding access to affordable health care, and moved on to build a career in policy advocacy and nonprofit management. She is also currently working as an adjunct professor at Boise State University, teaching a class on nonprofit and program leadership.