In-Person Event POSTPONED in Gering, Nebraska with Dr. Cat Jones-Hazledine & Jennifer Jackson

Tips and Tricks for Working with Children and Youth in Mental Health Practice


The purpose of this training is to provide Nebraska-licensed mental health professionals (i.e., social workers, counselors, psychologists) currently serving adults an overview workshop to increase interest in providing services to children and youth. Following training, participants will be offered the opportunity for ongoing professional development as a member of a behavioral health professional cadre helping to expand services to meet the needs of Nebraska’s children and youth.

Speakers: Dr. Cate Jones-Hazledine & Jennifer Jackson

Date: TBD

Location: In-person training at Gering Civic Center 1050 M St, Gering, NE 69341

Cost: FREE

Recommended for: Behavioral Health Providers


1.   Understand the current state of children’s mental health in Nebraska, demonstrated needs, and systems which provide services to children and youth. 

2.   Discuss and debunk ‘myths’ about providing mental health services to children and youth.

3.   Explore child and youth developmental issues, common referral concerns, and general education, and contrast this information with adult populations where applicable.

4.   Develop a toolkit of methods and strategies for use in engaging children and youth. 

CE Credits: This training has been approved for 4.0 continuing education credits for psychologists* and 4.0 continuing education credits for Nebraska LADCs and LMHPs. Credits will be awarded to participants who attend the entire training.

*Continuing education for psychologists may be used by other licensed behavioral health professionals. Please check with your licensing board. Continuing education credit is granted on a one credit per one instructional hour basis.

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (NUPPC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The NUPPC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.

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