PLL: A Family Systems Approach to Re-entry
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Noon – 1 p.m. ET
The PLL Evidence-Based Family Treatment model has proven to engage both parents and youth, provide wraparound services and even reduce a child’s length of stay in residential placement.
This presentation focuses on reunification of youth with their families and communities after residential treatment. This presentation will offer a fresh, researched perspective on safety, family engagement during the youth’s stay in residential, skills training for parents, and the utilization of web-conferencing technology to connect families unable to travel to the residential facility. Participants will see the role of community engagement in the implementation of an evidence-based family systems trauma responsive solution to re-entry.
Learning Objectives – Participants will:
- Learn specific tools and strategies to implement an evidence-based model effectively with the reentry population and how this will reduce relapse or additional family involvement in the system.
- Learn how to effectively implement an evidence-based model into an agency and community. implementation process.
- Learn how to effectively engage residential facilities while the youth are still in placement. Participants will be given specific strategies to engage residential staff and foster parents to address the challenges of treatment work in a system of silos.
- Learn how the use of video technology is used to engage parents and their youth in re-entry preparation, particularly when the youth is in a placement that is not within driving distance of the family.
Dr. Scott Sells, Ph.D, LCSW, LMFT, AMFT Approved Supervisor Family Trauma Institute
Dr. Scott Sells, creator of the Family Systems Trauma (FST) model, has been training professionals serving children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral problems for over 20 years. He specializes in working with impossible or stuck cases whose families have not been successful with other counselors.
Scott was a former Professor of Social Work at Savannah State University in Savannah, GA and Associate Professor at UNLV in Las Vegas, NV. He is the developer of the Parenting with Love and Limits® evidence-based treatment model which is used throughout the US and Europe.
Scott is the author of three best-selling books, Treating the Traumatized Child: A Step-by-Step Family Systems Approach (Springer, 2017), Parenting Your Out-of- Control Teenager: 7 Steps to Reestablish Authority and Reclaim Love (St. Martin’s Press, 2001), and Treating the Tough Adolescent: A Family-Based, Step-by-Step Guide (Guilford, 1998).
Charlene Hoobler, LCSW, LMFT, Chief Operating Officer, The Barry Robinson Center
Charlene Hoobler, LSCSW, LMFT, has more than 35 years of clinical experience in providing services to children and families in various settings throughout the country. She has extensive training and practice in Systems, Strategic and Structural Family Therapy.
Charlene has served as chief operations officer at The Barry Robinson Center (BRC) since 2012. She oversees all aspects of the center’s residential treatment program for military-connected children and teens. This includes therapies, residential life and educational services.
Prior to joining BRC, Charlene worked as an administrator for several organizations overseeing service lines that included alternative schools, therapeutic day schools, residential treatment centers and child placing agencies for foster care and adoption.