NVFS Caravel Institute Online Class Schedule for Fall/Winter 2010

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The Caravel Institute for online multi-cultural training, a program of Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS), announces its classes for the remainder of 2010.

Each Caravel Institute class is taught as a 90-minute webinar allowing busy professionals across the nation to attend classes that best fit their schedules. Caravel Institute instructors are hand-picked by NVFS for their subject matter expertise and online training experience. Classes cover a range of multi-cultural mental health issues designed to train social service providers, mental health professionals, school guidance counselors, human resource departments, law enforcement agencies, and military family service providers who are all facing an increasing need to provide a greater number of services to an ethnically diverse population.

In addition to the regular schedule, “we’re also offering a free cultural Fridays series beginning in November,” says Malgorzata Dudley, the Caravel Institute program director. “These free Fridays are a great introduction to the Caravel Institute material and our convenient online format.”

October
10/20 Children in Middle Eastern Families
10/25 Cultural Considerations in Short-Term Cognitive Behavior Therapy
10/26 Understanding Children’s Creative Expressions: A Play Therapy Approach
10/28 Impact of Disaster on Vulnerable Children and Families

November
11/1 Cultural Competence and Client Satisfaction
11/5 Dynamics in the Foundations of Cultural Competence
11/9 Children in Latino Families
11/12 Providing Mental Health Services Across Cultures: A Focus on Clients of African Descent
11/18 Bridging the Gap: Interventions for Inter-generational Conflict
11/29 Multi-cultural/Culturally Competent Case Management

December
12/1 Understanding Gang Affiliation and Immigrant Youth
12/3 Dynamics in the Foundation of Cultural Competence (part of the free Cultural Fridays series)
12/9 Acculturation and School Performance
12/10 Developing A Culturally Competent Program/Organization
12/14 Responding to Mental Health Needs of Traumatized Immigrant and Refugee Families
12/17 Providing Mental Health Services Across Cultures: A Focus on Clients of Middle Eastern Descent

For more information and to register online visit the Caravel Institute at: http://www.caravelinstitute.org

About Caravel Institute
The Caravel Institute is an online multi-cultural training program run by Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) a recognized social service leader for the past 85 years. The Institute is funded in part by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and provides training for social service providers, mental health professionals, school guidance counselors, human resource departments, law enforcement agencies, and military family service providers.

About Northern Virginia Family Service
Established in 1924, Northern Virginia Family Service is a private, non-profit community service resource dedicated to helping individuals and families find new paths to self-reliance and brighter futures. Each year, NVFS helps more than 20,000 people find affordable housing, counseling and child care; access low-cost medical and dental services; utilize foster and respite care; participate in job training; benefit from trauma recovery; and more. For more information, visit http://www.nvfs.org.

CONTACT:
Graham Marsden
Communications & Marketing Specialist
Northern Virginia Family Service
gmarsden(at)nvfs(dot)org
703.219.2123

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