• Best Practices for Engaging with Youth and Adolescents


Best Practices for Engaging with Youth and Adolescents

JUNE 25, 2021 | 1:00 – 3:15 pm

Deadline for registration is June 24

2 CEs

This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is pending approval for prevention professionals in domain P6 and chemical dependency counselors in domain C7.

Level of Course | 100 Beginner

This training will help build a specific framework for engaging with children and adolescents. This framework will highlight developmental expectations, as well as elements of trauma informed care that can used when working with children and adolescents that may be in crisis. This training will also provide some specific strategies, advice, and best practices to engage with children and adolescents using this framework, with a focus on strategies to use over the phone. Course participants will also be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.


  1. Participants will be able to recognize important aspects of developmental stages in children and adolescents.
  2. Participants will be able to describe the importance of aspects of trauma informed care and how it relates to engagement.
  3. Participants will be able to identify strategies to use in engaging with children and adolescents.


  • 1:00pm – Welcome, introduction, and objectives
  • 1:10pm – Brief overview of Triune model of the brain
  • 1:20pm – Exploration of developmental stages and important features of each stage.
  • 1:40pm – Trauma-informed care and building neuroception of safety
  • 2:00pm – Break
  • 2:15pm – Evaluating for safety
  • 2:25pm – Tips, tricks, advice, and best practices for engaging with youth and adolescents
  • 3:05pm – Wrap-up and final questions
  • 3:15pm – Close

Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.

Presented by Adam Peltier, LISW-S

Manager of Interns and Clinical Training, Central Ohio, OhioGuidestone

Adam Peltier, LISW-S, is the Manager of Interns and Clinical Training for the Central Ohio region for OhioGuidestone. Adam has experience as a community-based therapist working with children and adolescents. Adam received training in trauma informed care, toxic stress, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and more. In addition to his work through OhioGuidestone, Adam has conducted several trainings on a wide range of topics, and has acted as a community lecturer at The Ohio State University.


Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request an accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration process. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.

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Deadline for registration is June 24

Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068